DVD 98 mins IMDB 6.3
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story - Inspired By A True Story (Widescreen)
Dreamworks (2005)
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(5/5/2006 )

John Wood
Drama, Family, Sport
USA  /  English

Kurt Russell Ben Crane
Dakota Fanning Cale Crane
Kris Kristofferson Pop Crane
Elisabeth Shue Lily
David Morse Palmer
Freddy Rodríguez Manolin
Luis Guzmán Balon
Oded Fehr Prince Sadir
Ken Howard Bill Ford
Holmes Osborne Doc Fleming
Antonio Albadran Prince Tariq
John Moyer Security Officer
Kayren Butler Teacher
Tommy Barnes Short Steward
Frank Hoyt Taylor Chairman
Luis Guzman
Freddy Rodriguez

Director John Gatins
Producer Brian Robbins; Michael Tollin; Hunt Lowry; Mike Tollin
Writer John Gatins

The title is a mouthful, but Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story hits the winner's circle as a warm and inspiring family film. Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) is a Kentucky horse trainer who watches in horror as a championship filly breaks its leg during a practice run. Ordinarily that means curtains, but today Ben's daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning), is at the track, and Ben impulsively buys the horse and loses his job in one fell swoop. The rehabilitation process is almost too much for a farm that's already struggling to survive in a modern economy, but the horse turns out to be a much-needed salve to the nearly broken family, including Ben's wife (Elisabeth Shue) and father (Kris Kristofferson). The cast is excellent, especially Fanning (who at age 11 has become a major star and was branded by Entertainment Weekly as the most powerful actress in Hollywood), and the film is well-paced by director-writer John Gatins and beautifully shot by cinematographer Fred Murphy. Surely the ultimate fate of the horse and the family won't surprise anyone, but young girls who love horses often don't need a surprise ending. They need a reason to cheer, and Dreamer delivers all the way. (Ages 6 and older: moments of horse peril) --David Horiuchi

Edition Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Barcode 678149197624
Region Region 1
Release Date 3/21/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Who is Mariah's Storm?: The story of the racehorse who inspired the film
On the Set - Working With Thoroughbreds: The fun and challenges of working with these amazing horses
Taking Care of Horses: Everything you ever wanted to know about caring for a horse
Meet the Dreamer Dream Cast: Meet the amazing stars & supporting cast that brought this film to life
Deleted Scenes
"Dreamer" Music Video featuring Bethany Dillon
Personal Details
Purchase Date 5/5/2006
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
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