Dreamer (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.0
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Ky Evans
Christa Nelson
Scott Satenspiel
Yanni Walker
Dakota Fanning
Kurt Russell
Elisabeth Shue
Kris Kristofferson
Luis Guzman
Freddy Rodriguez
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
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Family; Sport
Director John Gatins
Producer Martin George; Brian Robbins; Mike Tollin
Writer Martin George; John Gatins
Studio DreamWorks Home Ent.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 106 mins
Movie Release Date 10/21/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 647
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/19/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 678149197624
Release Date 3/21/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
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
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