7.0/10
504
12 user 9 critic

The Dream Catcher (1999)

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. ... See full summary »

Director:

10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Swimmer (2012)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man swims across the rivers and lakes of Britain to a soundtrack of assorted nationalistic music. As he passes people on the banksides including children,lovers and a tramp their ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Tom Litten, Niall Burton, Curtis Coker
Tropical Paradise (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Gustavo Goulart, Alessandra Negrini, Fábio Assunção
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Small-town love story of a young man with a reputation for womanizing and his best friend's sister.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee
Wiseguy (1987–1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Director: Scott Frank
Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour
Echo Park (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two people struggling to find their way in and out of unhappy relationships and unhappy lives, whilst a foreigner to the love equation struggles to comprehend their love-fueled decisions.

Director: Amanda Marsalis
Stars: Mamie Gummer, Anthony Okungbowa, Maurice Compte
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire
Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller
Elite Squad (2007)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: José Padilha
Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira
End of Watch (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Director: David Ayer
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Freddy
Paddy Connor ...
Albert
Jeanne Heaton ...
Katherine
Joseph Arthur ...
Freddy's Father
...
Caretaker
Larry John Meyers ...
Freddy's Uncle
David Reece ...
Deer Hunter
Leslie Orr ...
Woman at ATM
Amanda Lanier ...
Rhea
Danny Morris ...
Jerry
Buck Truitt ...
Cashier
Sean Wolf Hill ...
Threatening Driver
Michael Conn ...
Pisser
Tom Wamsley ...
Trucker in Bathroom
Rohn Thomas ...
Raymond
Edit

Storyline

An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to his uncle. Finding his uncle equally broke, the duo head on to Oklahoma City to try to find the first teen's long-gone ex-con father. A confrontation between father and son send the duo on into exploits in the west including getting beaten up, busting into an Indian reservation church, and hitch-hiking with a beautiful nurse. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Düs Avcisi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Holy Moly - gotta see this...!
25 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

At the inaugural Woodstock Film Festival, Ed Radtke's "Dream Catcher" took the Maverick Award for Best Feature Film - hands down - good thinking on behalf of the jury... this movie is beautiful...and a must see!

Sounds cliche - but really, I laughed...I cried.... I related, empathized, sympathized - did just about all the "izes" one could come up with.

Everyone I spoke to about the movie who saw it yesterday agreed - they were all blown away with this movie - I only hope it gets a chance to get out to everyone....

Hope this writer/director does a whole lot more for folks like us who love to see a movie that MOVES us - and that doesn't seem wrapped up with placing the "selling points" in a film that don't belong in there. The writing was beautiful, the actors were raw & real, the cinematography and symbolism was alluring... all to the point where you found yourself right alongside the characters... and deeper into the better part of yourself.

Beautiful flick...find a way to see this... Dream Catcher....


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack? sblanc1087
Click here if you liked this move AndreV303
Trailer? catcherinthe_sky
Great character driven movie rc-108
Discuss The Dream Catcher (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?