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Without Limits - Movie Review Words - 1111 The movie Without Limits takes place in Munich Germany during the 1972 Olympics This movie is about hopes dreams and ambitions During the late 60s and early 70s Steve Prefontaine single-handedly revitalized the sport of track transforming it from a college activity to a major national interest Prefontaine became something of a hero who brought his sport into the headlines It focuses on the stars rough personality and his refusal to pace himself the only way he wanted to win was by leading all the way Prefontaine wanted to fulfill and accomplish his goals Although people thought he didnt have the potential and the physical ability to complete his dream he still thought positive and looked forward into accomplishing what he believed he could accomplish His legs were short for a runner and of unequal length Prefontaine returns to Oregon as an amateur who is expected to work at basic jobs he becomes a bartender and lives at the poverty line he gets a mobile home while he is training for the next Olympics Other countries support their athletes and Prefontaine becomes a leader of a campaign to change Americas rules During this running of his campaign Prefontaine makes no attempts to win friends Prefontaine did accomplish his goals and more than people thought he could have achieved he set world wide records and some which still stand today After setting numerous American and collegiate records Prefontaine was known world wide at this point and was ready for the world stage Prefontaine participated in the 1972 Olympics and was the center of attention He let the people down and those who started to believe and have little hope for him Prefontaine then came in a disappointing fourth Following the loss Prefontaine went into a state of depression He then recovered and was preparing for the 1976 Olympics when at the age of 24
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