Without Limits

Without Limits

Movie: Without Limits
Director: Robert Towne
Produced by:
Released By: Warner Brothers
MPAA Rating: PG13

One of two filmed biographies of late track star Steve Prefontaine to be produced in the late ’90s, Without Limits comes from director Robert Towne, who previously took a stab at the track-star drama with his directorial debut, 1982’s Personal Best. Billy Crudup stars as the ill-fated athlete who overcame physical obstacles to win an NCAA championship and compete in the 1972 Munich Olympics. The film follows Prefontaine from his youth in Oregon where, despite one leg being longer than the other, he shows himself to be a talented runner. Later, while attending the University of Oregon, Prefontaine meets and forms a strong bond with his coach, Bill Bowerman, the man who would later go on to found the Nike shoe corporation. College is also where Prefontaine falls for classmate Mary Marckx, beginning a romance that lasts until his untimely death in a 1974 automobile accident. The other film about Steve Prefontaine was 1997’s Prefontaine which starred Jared Leto in the titular role.

Knight Without Armour Knight Without Armour
by Jacques Feyder
The City of No Limits The City of No Limits
by Antonio Hernandez
Without Air Without Air
by Neil Abramson
Absent Without Leave Absent Without Leave
by John Laing
The House Without a Christmas Tree The House Without a Christmas Tree
by Paul Bogart
Song Without End Song Without End
by George Cukor / Charles Vidor
Youth Without Youth Youth Without Youth
by Francis Ford Coppola
Rain Without Thunder Rain Without Thunder
by Gary O. Bennett
Women Without Names Women Without Names
by Robert Florey
Nothing Without You Nothing Without You
by Xackery Irving

Leave a Comment