Rebel/Loner Hero: University of Oregon's Steve Prefontaine was the James Dean of running—he set records on the track, battled authority off of it, and died at 24 in a car crash.
LOL Training Montage Moment: Billy Crudup and Jared Leto appear identical as Prefontaine in the two movies, but coach and mentor Bill Bowerman is played by the tall, gothic Donald Sutherland and the short, clenched-faced R. Lee Ermey. Are there no surviving pictures from the early '70s to settle this?
Is the Big Game against Harvard? No, its the Finns, in a meet Prefontaine arranges, then dies driving home from.