Without Limits (1988)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 57 mins

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The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
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Cast: Billy Crudup, Monica Potter

Crew: Robert Towne (Director), Conrad L Hall (Director of Photography), Randy Miller (Music Director)

Rating: PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 11 Sep 1988 (India)

Tagline: Pre-The Way he Competed...The Way he Lives his Life

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Did you know? Tom Cruise was considered playing Prefontaine, but decided against it citing that he was too old for the part. Read More
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as Steve Prefontaine
as Mary Marckx
Supporting Actress
as Kenny Moore
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Bill Dellinger
as Bill Bowerman
Supporting Actor
as Don Kardong
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Frank Shorter
as Barbara Bowerman
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as Roscoe Devine
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Bob Peters


First Assistant Director


Executive Producer
Production Supervisor
Production Manager


Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Music Editor


Sound Editor


Production Designer
Art Director
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Double

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
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Pre-The Way he Competed...The Way he Lives his Life
PRE. The way he competed. The way he lived his life.
Believe in yourself.
The Olympic Fanfare is heard during television coverage scene of the 1972 Munich Olympics. However, John Williams didn't compose that piece until the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Audio/Video Mismatch
In the scene where Bowerman goes to talk to Pre at The Paddock, you hear Donald Sutherland say, "I haven't noticed you working out all that much," but his mouth doesn't move.

Factual Mistake
Finnish runner Juha Vaatainen's name is in the end credits miss-spelled as "Juha Vastinen".

Factual Mistake
In the restoration meeting scene, Pre was shown before the race as scared and unsure of himself against tough competition. In actuality, for this race, Pre was upset at the lack of competition in this race.
Earlier Robert Towne wanted Tommy Lee Jones to play Bill Bowerman, but he turned it down.

Tom Cruise was considered playing Prefontaine, but decided against it citing that he was too old for the part.

Earlier Harrison Ford was considered for the role of Bill Bowerman.