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Prefontaine is a film from 1997, which chronicles the life of long distance runner stand out, Steve Prefontaine. The film stars actor Jared Leto as Prefontaine who bears an uncanny resemblance to the late runner. The film is told from the vantage point of Prefontaine's assistant coach Bill Dellinger, who was both a coach and mentor to the young runner. Prefontaine grew up in picturesque Coos Bay, Oregon and quickly become a shinning staring star in the Pacific North West and the Untied States. The film beautifully chronicles Prefontaine's quest for Olympic glory and gold.

Interestingly, Prefontaine makes the Olympic team and goes to the historical 1972 Munich Olympics in Germany. The film has some very memorable scenes as Prefontaine along with his teammates watch in agony as fellow Olympic participants from Israel are murdered by Arab terrorists during the games in Munich. Ed O'Neil turns in a stand out performance as the assistant coach Bill Dellinger, and Amy Locane of 'Melrose Place' fame plays Prefontaine's girlfriend Nancy Alleman. Prefontaine returns to the United States and starts to train for the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Prefontaine is an Drama, Romance movie that was released in 1997 and has a run time of 1 hr 47 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 56.

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| 1997 | 1 hr 47 min | 6.8/10 | 56/100
Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer
Steve James
Produced By
Mark Doonan, Peter Gilbert, Shelly Glasser, Jon Lutz, Irby Smith