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A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Sport  -  14 February 1996 (USA)
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Based on the true story of Speed Skater Dan Jansen and the loving relationship with his sister Jane. We see Dan go through the motions before and after losing his sister, then see him rise ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Dan Jansen
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Jane Jansen
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Harry Jansen
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Robin Jansen
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Natalie Grenier
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Nick Tometz (as Louis Ferriera)
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Peter Mueller
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Andy Gables
Patricia Gage ...
Gerry Jansen
Hugh Thompson ...
Richard Beres
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Mike Jansen
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Father Yockey
Nora Sheehan ...
Mary Jansen
Scott Wickware ...
Jim Jansen
Shari Hollett ...
Jo-Anne Jansen
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Based on the true story of Speed Skater Dan Jansen and the loving relationship with his sister Jane. We see Dan go through the motions before and after losing his sister, then see him rise to glory winning the Gold Medal in the '94 Olympics. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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When Dan Jansen rides his final 1000 metres race, the coach showing the lap time is standing on the inside of the lanes. This is not allowed - coaches are restricted to a box on the outside of the lanes. See more »

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Matt Keeslar can barely stand up on a pair of speed skates...
9 May 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Given the technician that Jansen was on the ice they could have at least gotten a real speedskater and done long shots. Other than that the acting was fair to middlin and the story sentimental to maudlin.

I happen to think there is a real and interesting story in the true life of Dan Jansen.


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