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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) Poster

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Dakota Fanning worked on three other major projects at the same time as Dreamer. They were, War of the Worlds (2005), Hide and Seek (2005) and Nine Lives (2005).
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Kurt Russell bought Dakota Fanning a real Palamino horse, which she named Goldie.
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An advance showing of this film was shown to a number of recording artists, who were then asked to submit ideas for theme songs. Bethany Dillon's song "Dreamer" was chosen out of all the submissions.
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In the film, a real stallion named Giant's Causeway is mentioned. As well as being Europe's top racehorses and one of the best stallions in America, his dam (mother) was Mariah's Storm, the horse on which this movie is based.
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Director John Gatins was told that if he could get Dakota Fanning in the lead role his movie would get a green-light. He went to see Fanning's agent and finally got the young actress to sign on.
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While doing research in Kentucky, the director/writer came upon a vet who told him about a racehorse who miraculously made a come back after a serious injury.
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The movie was loosely inspired by the story of the mare Mariah's Storm. She was a promising filly who was being pointed towards the Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies in 1993 but then broke her cannon bone. She recovered and later won some graded races. She started in the 1995 Breeder's Cup Distaff and finished ninth. She was owned by Thunderhead Farms and trained by Don Von Hemel. She's now known mostly for being the dam of Giant's Causeway.
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The role of Cale Crane was originally written for a boy. The role was changed specifically so that Dakota Fanning could play it. (The first script that was sent to Fanning actually had the word "boy" in the character description.)
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When Cale and Ben go to Ashford Stud to check out the studs, the stallions they are naming, such as Fusaichi Pegasus, Giant's Causeway, Johannesburg and Grand Slam, are real horses who actually stand at Ashford. However, the actual stallions were not used in filming. Stand-ins were placed in their stalls instead.
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The script was presented to Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Both declined.
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