Without Limits

1998, Biography, 1h 57m

39 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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This drama about American track star and hero Steve Prefontaine intelligently looks at the character of this oft mythologized athlete and features a fantastic performance by Donald Sutherland as Prefontaine's trainer. Read critic reviews

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Before Steve Prefontaine (Billy Crudup) makes it to the 1972 Olympics in Munich, he is an unlikely track star at the University of Oregon. At school, after Steve initially clashes with coach Bill Bowerman (Donald Sutherland) over his style of front-running -- running the race at maximum speed from beginning to end -- he develops a strong bond with the man. Steve also has a profound effect on a beautiful co-ed named Mary (Monica Potter), who becomes the object of his affection.

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Audience Reviews for Without Limits

  • Jun 16, 2011
    Without Limits is an average sports biopic that features strong performances from Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland. Not as powerful or captivating as it should have been, but the performances from the leads hold it up. Donald Sutherland is an under appreciated actor in my book. He is one of my favorites and never ceases to amaze me with his performances. It was also cool to see Matthew Lillard in a small role. He too is very under appreciated, although he may have brought some of that upon himself with the Scooby-Doo movies.
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  • Jan 16, 2008
    So that's how Nike shoes got started!
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2007
    Excellent performances from both Donald Sutherland and Billy Crudup. Good movie...
    Moe E Super Reviewer

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