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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Details

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A man and his young daughter face almost impossible odds as they struggle to help an injured horse return to the racetrack in this family-friendly drama. Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) is a horse trainer whose career has gone into a bit of a slump, and after years as his own boss, he's signed on to work for Palmer (David Morse), a breeder whose wealth and success has given him a certain degree of arrogance. While Ben has learned to keep his mouth shut around his boss, he forgets himself when one of his favorite horses, Sonador, breaks its leg during an important race. Palmer insists that the horse should be put down on the spot, but Ben doesn't have the heart to kill the animal, especially since his young daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning), is in the stands watching. Ben and Palmer have harsh words with one another, and Ben is fired, but is allowed to take Sonador with him when he leaves. Ben has a hard time convincing anyone that the injured horse has any potential, especially his father, Pop (Kris Kristofferson), a fellow trainer who rarely sees eye to eye with his son. But Cale loves the horse, and Ben believes that Sonador can make a comeback with the right care, and together with stable men Balon (Luis Guzman) and Manolin (Freddy Rodriguez), he sets out to put the filly on the road to recovery. As its subtitle suggests, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story was based on the story of Mariah's Storm, a filly who broke a leg during a race in 1993, but a year later came back to win the Arlington Heights Oaks, and in 1995 won the Turfway Breeder's Cup. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 16, 2005

Cast

Kurt Russell
as Ben Crane
Dakota Fanning
as Cale Crane
Elisabeth Shue
as Lilly Crane
Kris Kristofferson
as Pop Crane
Oded Fehr
as Prince Sadir
Luis Guzman
as Balon
Freddy Rodriguez
as Manolin
David Morse
as Palmer
Ken Howard
as Bill Ford
Dick Allen
as Veteran Gambler
Danny Beene
as Emergency Vet
David Shamieh
as Man at Sadir's Door
Ed Burgart
as Claiming Track Announcer
Frank Hoyt Taylor
as Chairman
Mark Warrack
as Texas Horseman
Antonio Albadran
as Prince Tariq
Rex Peterson
as Emergency Medical Vet
Rhoda Griffis
as Classroom Mother
Varkas Everest
as Prince Sadir's Horseman
Holmes Osborne
as Doc Fleming
Hutchison Hancock
as Betting Window Clerk
John Newberg
as Beefeater
Adam Tomei
as Reporter
Kayren Butler
as Teacher

Crew

John Gatins
Director
Brian Robbins
Producer
Mike Tollin
Producer
John Gatins
Screenwriter
Fred Murphy
Cinematographer
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Joshua Bell
Songwriter
David Rosenbloom
Editor
Brent Thomas
Production Designer
Scott Plauche
Art Director
Nick Hamson
Associate Producer
Lars Sylvest
Associate Producer
Jon Jashni
Executive Producer
Ashok Amritraj
Executive Producer
Stacy Cohen
Executive Producer
Caitlin Scanlon
Executive Producer
Judy Ruskin-Howell
Costume Designer
Katherine Wright
Costume Designer
Rhea Lowenthal
Costume Designer
Maria Nay
Set Decorator
William M. Elvin
First Assistant Director
Roee Sharon Peled
First Assistant Director
Alan Edmisten
First Assistant Director
Gary Jay
Camera Operator
Joe Bucaro III
Stunts
Julie Adair
Stunts
Jane Oshita
Stunts
Kenny Delbert
Sound Mixer
Sarah Halley-Finn
Casting
Randi Hiller
Casting
Reva Granthom
Craft Service/Catering
Rex Peterson
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Thomas Johnston
Script Supervisor
Dave Weathers
Set Dresser
Shirley Fulton Crumley
Extra Casting
Darren Mann
Foley Mixer
Brian Gunter
Chief Lighting Technician
Bruce Barris
First Assistant Sound Editor
Al Rodreigo
ADR Loop Group
Bryan Stamp
Personal Assistant
Buster Pile
Construction Coordinator
Chad Schroeder
Electrician
Charlene Amateau
Costumes Supervisor
Charles Rosenbarger
Transportation Captain
Charlie Araki
Second Assistant Accountant
Chris Main
Boom Operator
Christopher Boddy
Electrician
Claudette Wells
ADR Loop Group
Daniel Rector
Grip
David Hallinan
Second Assistant Director
Dean Parks
Musical Performer
Deano Schofield
ADR Loop Group
Dennis Karmazyn
Musical Performer
Dennis Liddiard
Department Head Makeup
Don Reddy
Second Unit Camera
Donald Flick
Sound Effects Editor
Doug Moreno
Production Accountant
Eddie Frierson
ADR Loop Group
Ellen Rydzewski
Personal Assistant
Ellia Jackson
Production Assistant
Fred Toma
ADR Loop Group
Gary Bovyer
Musical Performer
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Brad Sherman
Re-Recording Mixer
Cam Clarke
ADR Loop Group
Gary Oldknow
Grip
Gary Pilkinton
Special Effects Technician
Gloria Belz
Makeup
Amanda Brand
Unit Publicist
Gregory Plotkin
Associate Editor
Kent Richardson
Production Secretary
Kimberly Sylvester
Visual Effects Producer
Kirk Bailey
ADR Loop Group
Lee Siler
Transportation Coordinator
Lee Wimer
Color Timing
Anthony Batarze
ADR Loop Group
Maria DeVane
Post Production Accountant
Marisa Medina
Casting Assistant
Mark Mangini
Sound Effects Editor
Mark Sussman
ADR Loop Group
Mark Warrack
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Matt Adler
ADR Loop Group
Max Sturgeon
Production Assistant
Michael Vasanti
ADR Loop Group
Michelle Eisenreich
Visual Effects Producer
Monica Fedrick
Graphic Design
Jeff Gomillion
ADR Mixer
Jim Bannon
ADR Loop Group
Joe Dishner
Unit Production Manager
Joe Dornich
Production Assistant
Andrew Priestley
First Assistant Camera
Harry Moreau
Compositor
Heather Mages
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Jackie Pinot
ADR Loop Group
James Jereza
Set Medic/First Aid
Jamie Dixon
Visual Effects Supervisor
Julie Falls
ADR Loop Group
Karen Asano-Myers
Key Hairstylist
Kathleen Tonkin
Special Effects Foreman
Kathy McHugh
Script Supervisor
John Ellingwood
First Assistant Camera
Jon Faust
Production Assistant
Richard Fojo
Assistant Art Director
Richard Malzahn
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rick Canelli
ADR Recordist
Rif Hutton
ADR Loop Group
Riko Schatke
Best Boy Grip
Rowland Egerton
Grip
Barry Berona
First Assistant Camera
Russ Faust
Grip
Rusty Hendrickson
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Rusty Hendrickson
Second Unit Director
Sara LaCava
Casting Assistant
Scott Leftridge
Key Grip
Paul Pape
ADR Loop Group
Paul Varrieur
Second Unit Camera
Phil Ayling
Musical Performer
Jonathan Shaffer
Set Dresser
Jonathan Tzachor
Production Supervisor
Nick Shaffer
Sound Effects Editor
Patrick Falls
ADR Loop Group
Sean Rowe
Foley Artist
Shobie Partos
Assistant Location Manager
Ben Dietz
Personal Assistant
Stacy Christenson
Second Second Assistant Director
Stephanie Ito
Post Production Supervisor
Stephen Howfield
Special Effects Technician
Steve Sudge
Gaffer
Susie Esparza
Personal Assistant
Suzanne Stover
Art Department Coordinator
Tamara Hunter
Casting Associate
Tara Shackelford
Production Assistant
Tobin Oldach
Camera Loader
Toby Stone
ADR Loop Group
Tom Amundsen
ADR Loop Group
Tonja Thomas
Production Assistant
Wren Boney
Set Dresser
Pacific Title
Title Design
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