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Year: 2005
USA: DreamWorks Pictures
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue, David Morse, Freddy Rodríguez, Luis Guzman, Oded Fehr, Ken Howard, Holmes Osborne, Antonio Albadran, John Moyer, Karen Butler, Tommy Barnes, Frank Hoyt Taylor, David Shamieh, Varkas Everest, Dick Allen, Donna Barton Brothers, Dan Beene, John Newberg, Adam Tomei, Rhoda Griffis, Hutchi Hancock, Rex Peterson, Trevor Denman, Ed Burgart Mark Warrack
Director: John Gatins
Country: USA
USA: 102 mins
UK: 105 mins
USA Rated: PG for brief mild language
UK Certificate: U contains mild peril and very mild language
USA Release Date: 21 October 2005
UK Release Date: 21 October 2005


Kurt Russell (SKY HIGH), Dakota Fanning (WAR OF THE WORLDS) and Kris Kristofferson (LONE STAR) star in a drama about a father who, for the love of his daughter, sacrifices almost everything to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to her former glory.

Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer were now being wasted on making other men's fortunes. SoñadorŚcalled SonyaŚwas a great horse whose promising future on the racetrack was suddenly cut short by a career ending broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner, who also happens to be Ben's boss, Sonya is given to Ben as severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben's young daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning), to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Kristofferson stars as Ben Crane's father whose strained relationship with his son is bridged by their mutual hopes for Sonya. The main cast also includes Oscar« nominee Elisabeth Shue (LEAVING LAS VEGAS), David Morse (THE GREEN MILE), Freddy Rodriguez (HBO's SIX FEET UNDER), Luis Guzman (TRAFFIC) and Oded Fehr (THE MUMMY).

DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY was written by John Gatins, who is also making his directorial debut on the movie. Mike Tollin (RADIO) and Brian Robbins (VARSITY BLUES) are the producers, with Ashok Amritraj, Jon Jashni, Bill Johnson, Stacy Cohen and Caitlin Scanlon executive producing.

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