WITHOUT LIMITS (1998)
Steve Prefontaine was a champion's champion, holder of every American distance running from 2,000 to 10,000 meters. Fans elevated him to rock star status. Athletes were inspired by him. Pre didn't run races. He attacked them.
Billy Crudup, uncannily resembling the real-life Prefontaine, and Donald Sutherland, as coach and mentor Bill Bowerman, give strong portrayals of lives aflame with conviction. Infused with track-savvy authenticity by director Robert Towne and his co-writer Kevin Moore (Prefontaine's friend and a former world-class runner), Without Limits comes home a winner.
Credit: Warner Bros.