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

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
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Richard Beres
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Mike Jansen
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
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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His sister always inspired him to be the best. And when she died, he had to find the strength to fulfill his last promise... to win. See more »

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14 February 1996 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #3.24 (1996) See more »

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Touching story of sadness and triumph
27 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had read an article about Dan Jansen's Olympic and personal journey before seeing this movie. I'm always intrigued by a story of hope and overcoming life altering events, and this was no exception.

The background of the characters that is provided gives you a sense of the family's closeness and how they positively affected each others' lives. I can't speak to the accuracy of specific details in this movie, it is customary to take some creative license when organizing a script. However, the spirit of Dan and his family is what matters here.

Its a worthwhile movie of a story that should be told. I felt empathy for the characters and cheered at the end.


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