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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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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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Dan und Jane: Unser Traum besiegt die Angst  »

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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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Excellent Movie
29 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A really great movie and true story. Dan Jansen the Greatest skater ever. A touching and beautiful movie the whole family can enjoy. The story of Jane Jansens battle with cancer and Dan Jansen love for his sister. Of a important promise made by Jansen to win a gold medal to prove his sister Jane was right to believe in his talent in speed skating was justified. This picture is well worth the time. I wish they would make more films of this quality. Thank you for a great film with excellent actors and an excellent story. It is a very touching story about a beautiful family support and faith for their children and a special dream for their youngest son and his sister.


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