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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Sport  |  21 October 2005 (USA)
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Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Sadir
Bill Ford
Doc Fleming
Prince Tariq (as Antonio Albadran)
John Moyer ...
Security Officer
Kayren Butler ...
Short Steward


Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner. The arrival of the mare to Crane's farm, will be the perfect opportunity for both father and daughter to reconstruct their lost familiar bond. "Soñador" (Dreamer in English), the renamed mare, despite its broken leg, maybe could have another chance to return to the racecourse, with the help of Cale, Ben, and his father, Pop. Written by Alejandro Frias

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Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kurt Russell/Dakota Fanning Project  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£149,058 (UK) (21 October 2005)


$14,685 (Chile) (13 October 2006)

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Kurt Russell bought Dakota Fanning a real Palamino horse, which she named Goldie. See more »


When Cale Crane is at the meeting for the officials to announce who will be in the Breeders Cup race, when they put in the tags for the names of horses that will be racing they spelled soñador's name wrong. The "N" in her name is supposed to have a ~ over top of it to get the "NY" sound. See more »


[first lines]
Cale Crane: There used to be horses in that barn. At least, that's what my Grandfather says. We're probably the only horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky, that doesn't have one horse. Not one.
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Referenced in Hamlet 2 (2008) See more »


Written by Bethany Dillon and Ed Cash
Performed by Bethany Dillon
Bethany Dillon appears courtesy of Sparrow Records
By Arrangement with EMI Film & TV Music
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Superb Story-telling
6 October 2005 | by (SC, United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to be able to preview this film on October 6, in Greenville, SC with my wife. While I had seen the previews several months ago for this film and thought it looked pretty good, I went in thinking it would be just another "chick flick". I was wrong. The story-telling was superb and very rarely dragged along, holding the attention well (I never looked at my watch). The acting was very good from all involved and Dakota is cute as ever. The drama was riveting without being over done or heavy-handed. All in all this film is a winner (no puns intended) and great for people of all ages (and genders).

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