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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

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Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.

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John Gatins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Ben Crane
Dakota Fanning ... Cale Crane
Kris Kristofferson ... Pop Crane
Elisabeth Shue ... Lily
David Morse ... Palmer
Freddy Rodríguez ... Manolin
Luis Guzmán ... Balon
Oded Fehr ... Prince Sadir
Ken Howard ... Bill Ford
Holmes Osborne ... Doc Fleming
Antonio Badrani ... Prince Tariq (as Antonio Albadran)
John Moyer John Moyer ... Security Officer
Kayren Butler Kayren Butler ... Teacher
Tommy Barnes ... Short Steward
Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Chairman
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Storyline

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner. The arrival of the mare to Crane's farm, will be the perfect opportunity for both father and daughter to reconstruct their lost familiar bond. "Soñador" (Dreamer in English), the renamed mare, despite its broken leg, maybe could have another chance to return to the racecourse, with the help of Cale, Ben, and his father, Pop. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kurt Russell/Dakota Fanning Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Folsom, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,178,233, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$32,751,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,741,732
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dakota Fanning worked on three other major projects at the same time as this film. They were, War of the Worlds (2005), Hide and Seek (2005), and Nine Lives (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Ben, Cale and Pop pull into the prince's driveway, you can see a stationary SUV on the road behind them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cale Crane: There used to be horses in that barn. At least, that's what my Grandfather says. We're probably the only horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky, that doesn't have one horse. Not one.
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Connections

Referenced in Gettin' It (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamer
Written by Bethany Dillon and Ed Cash
Performed by Bethany Dillon
Bethany Dillon appears courtesy of Sparrow Records
By Arrangement with EMI Film & TV Music
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Follow Your Dream and Magic May Happen
17 January 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Lexington, Kentucky, the horse barn of the family Crane has been empty for years, without any horses, due to the financial difficulties of the family. When the female horse Sonya, a.k.a. Sonador (Dreamer, in Spanish) breaks one foreleg in a race, the owner Palmer (David Morse) decides to sacrifice the animal, but the trainer Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) accepts the injured horse as part of three months salaries owed by Palmer. His daughter Cale (Dakota Fanning) becomes very connected with Sonya, and while the horse is rehabilitated, the wounds in the ties of the Crane family are also healed.

"Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" is one of those beautiful, positive, optimistic movies, with a magnificent message for families. First, you must never give up your dream; following your dream, no matter how impossible it seems to be, magic may happen. The other one is that families shall always stay united, no matter how difficult the situation seems to be: the union makes the strength. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sonhadora" ("Dreamer")


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