• Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Release Date: October 21st, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2006

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) is a horse trainer who is struggling to connect with his precocious daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning). But then a horse by the name of Soñador suffers a broken leg after its evil owner (David Morse) races her despite Ben's advice. Rather than put his client's injured horse down, Ben adopts her and welcomes Cale into the family business. They train Soñador to race again as grouchy but kind-hearted Grandpa (Kris Kristofferson) lends his encouragement.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue, David Morse, Freddy Rodríguez, Luis Guzmán, Oded Fehr

Director: John Gatins

Genres: Children , Drama

Production Co: DreamWorks Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Love, Growing up, Daughter, Heartwarming, 2000s, Father, Family, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Here's a case of clichés transmuted, for the most part, into stirring entertainment.

  • 88
    New York Post

    Thebest sports movies aren't really about sports. Dreamer has a few thundering horse races, but its finest moments are beautifully still ones, like the one in which a little girl peeks through a fence to give a lame filly a Popsicle. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Recycles just about every sentimental ploy and cliche from a raft of horse racing movies. show more

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