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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Nicely run through its paces by John Gatins, who also wrote the screenplay (it's his directing debut), Dreamer is, not surprisingly, about daring to dream the big dreams. It's about family, and faith, and facing hard times together. show more

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