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A young man loses his leg in a motorcycle accident. While rehabilitating, he takes up cycling. He becomes determined to become the first one-legged person to cycle across the U.S. The movie... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Larry Archey ...
2nd Officer
Mary Jennings
Bill Brown ...
Assistant Principal
Boy in Boston
William Dannemeyer ...
Himself (as Congressman William Dannemeyer)
Roger Diminico ...
Boston Policeman
Ginger Erickson ...
Criss Freeman ...
Rick Mitchell
Matthew Geriak ...
Bruce Jennings
Ray Woods
Javier Grajeda ...
Dr. Frank Reade (as Victor Gardell)
Heather Haase ...
Sarah Parks
William Perry
Bruces Girlfriend
Chris Norby ...
Himself (as Mayor Chris Norby)


A young man loses his leg in a motorcycle accident. While rehabilitating, he takes up cycling. He becomes determined to become the first one-legged person to cycle across the U.S. The movie follows him from his initial rehab through the completion of his historic ride in Boston, detailing all the ups and downs in between. Written by Jonah Bamel <>

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One of the great entertainingly bad films!
12 September 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Once in a blue moon Hollywood will crap out a film, usually straight to video, that is so unbelievably bad it's a kind of miracle it was ever made, much less given distribution. Dreamrider is just such a film. So bad it's good. A true story about a young amputee named Bruce Jennings (Matthew Gerriak) who takes up cycling and becomes the first one-legged person to bicycle across America, riding from Fullerton, California to Boston, Massachussetts. Before he begins his impressive journey, however, he must survive a baptism of fire learning to cope with his handicap. Sounds like it's got promise, don't it? An uplifting story about a young man beating the odds, pulling himself up out of a deep depression and adjusting magnificently to the curve-balls hurled his way. Well, an inspiring true story is not enough to make a good film (this is actually made-for-cable, but that's no excuse). Not when you cast arguably the worst "actor" ever given a lead role in a film production. Not when you cast a guy obviously on speed as his best friend. Not when you cast Jay Richardson, wannabe porn actor and Cinemax soft-core mainstay as the dad! Not when you have a script from hell. And not when you have two of the most incompetent directors of all time running the show. This monstrosity actually won an award for best editing at the World Fest-Houston International Film Festival. (What was the competition?!) And, astonishingly, was actually transferred to DVD, which means, even more astonishingly, there must be demand for it.

Look out for James Earl Jones as the wise old codger at the convalescent home. Favorite Lines (you'll have to see the film to know why): "I'm going to ride across the country for crying out loud! And nobody can stop me. I think it's exciting. I think it's fantastic.... Are you jealous?" "You dog, why didn't you tell me about that?" "Anybody want some chicken?" "What more do I need? I have my models, the sunshine, motion pictures on the TV...."

Dreamriders is not not quite as gloriously awful as Tommy Wiseau's The Room, but close.

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