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The Dream Catcher (1999)

 -  Drama  -  30 May 2001 (France)
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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 »

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Freddy
Paddy Connor ...
Albert
Jeanne Heaton ...
Katherine
Joseph Arthur ...
Freddy's Father
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Caretaker
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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
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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>

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Not another American movie
26 June 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The road movie is a pure American genre, the long journey from East to West is part of the US History. In general, they are all very good films, from stupid but laughable teen movies to masterpieces like this one. But The Dream Catcher gives us more than this : it is a very good film indeed, moving and beautiful, but the superior point is at a formal level.

It's a fact that most of the American movies look alike formally (even the most independent of them), I'm not saying that Spiderman and Happiness are the same movie but you can tell they are American just by looking at them a few seconds. Then, the way The Dream Catcher was filmed is totally original, who could tell if it's a German or an American movie ?

The story is American, the movie isn't.

An outsider. A rarity.


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