In HOOP DREAMS director Steve James's movie about the late track star Steve Prefontaine -- Pre
to his fans -- the deliciously chiseled Jared Leto models no fewer than seven distinct hairstyles and looks. For non-jock viewers these will probably be the highlight
of this white-bread portrait of an obscure American athlete. Prefontaine is the type of character Hollywood loves: charismatic, gifted, brimming with self-destructive cockiness and, above all, a winner,
despite the fact that the overweening, victory-obsessed Pre lost the biggest race of his
life, at the 1972 Olympics. James' scrappy, low-budget picture tries to buck the stereotypical elements,...