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Windrunner (1994)

PG  |   |  Family, Fantasy  |  1 June 1994 (USA)
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A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because ... See full summary »

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Greg Cima
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Sally 'Mom' Cima
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Julie Moore
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Dave Promisco
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A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because he is the son of a convict; this discrimination includes the football coach keeping him on the bench. He receives special training from the ghost of Jim Thorpe, a Native American football star. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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Windrunner: A Spirited Journey  »

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Embittered son meets ghostly spirit guide in coming to terms with incarcerated father
26 May 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

While I'm always a sucker for a "Hallmark moment", many folks will find this film a bit too "Disney" for their tastes.

The film does have some interesting angles and is eminently watchable if a bit too "after-school special" in spots.

The idea of a spirit guide in the persona of Jim Thorpe was a nice touch and the coincidental parallels between Thorpe's fall from grace and that of Greg Cima's incarcerated father were consistently interesting.

I also enjoyed seeing Jason Wiles as a high school student in this after seeing his later performances as Officer Boscorelli in "Third Watch"


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