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Writers (WGA):
Bryce Zabel (written by) &
Jackie Zabel (written by)
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Release Date:
25 April 2009 (USA) See more »
A high school runner tries to run a sub-four minute mile to achieve his dead friend's dream.
When his best friend, a championship runner, is killed in a car accident while running home from a party... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Treat Williams ... Gary Stiles

Joanna Going ... Diane Stiles

Andrew Lawrence ... Cam Stiles

Jake McLaughlin ... John Van Horn
Jarrod Bailey ... Brandon Van Horn

Rachel Style ... Allie Maltese
Kevin Elms ... Tim Schrunk

Christa B. Allen ... Nikol Schrunk (as Christa Allen)
Ryan Krueger ... Chris McGuire

Delpaneaux Wills ... Seneca Keflezi (as Delpano Wills)

Julian Alcaraz ... Pottoff
Kathe Mazur ... Jerri Van Horn

John Kapelos ... Frank McGuire

John Beasley ... Peter Boscow

Kevin Kilner ... Leo Genovese

Joel Polis ... Dr. Aldicott

Shashawnee Hall ... Andrew Noble
Tanner Blaze ... 8 Year Old Cam Stiles

Dylan Sprayberry ... 8 Year Old John Van Horn

Braeden Lemasters ... 12 Year Old Cam Stiles

Devin Brochu ... 12 Year Old John Van Horn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Benjamin David ... Meyer

Directed by
David Burton Morris 
Writing credits
Bryce Zabel (written by) &
Jackie Zabel (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Bocarde .... co-executive producer
Brian Gordon .... producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Susan McGuire .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Graziano 
Cinematography by
Brian Shanley 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Jean Cacavas 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Amy Beth Reece 
Production Design by
Niko Vilaivongs 
Art Direction by
Melanie Hubbard 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Marchionda 
Costume Design by
Anne Rocchio 
Makeup Department
Melissa Buell .... assistant makeup artist
Natalie Driscoll .... key hair stylist
Jordan Plath .... assistant makeup artist
Janeen York .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Amy Chance .... staff production supervisor
Brian Gordon .... unit production manager
Susan McGuire .... unit production manager
Richard Morain .... post-production supervisor (as Richard W. Morain Jr.)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bri Hervey .... miscellaneous
Lynnette M. Myers .... first assistant director
Lynnette M. Myers .... second unit director
Athena Pesante .... second assistant director
Sean Vawter .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Ben Brenner .... swing set dresser
Jeremy Carpel .... leadman
Jocelyn Coffman .... assistant property master
Stephanie Furr .... property master
Matthew Mizrahi .... art department coordinator
Amanda Storm .... art department assistant
Daniel Tellez .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Jake Eberle .... supervising sound editor
Bill Reinhardt .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Chang Tseng .... visual effects coordinator
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt coordinator
Zac Henry .... stunt double: Andrew Lawrence
Chris Kerner .... stunt performer
Eric Linden .... stunt performer
Anthony Molinari .... stunt performer
Bryan Thompson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dimitris Bogiantzis .... gaffer
Christos Georgakopoulos .... grip
Corey Giann Antonio .... assistant chief lighting technician
Justin Jeung .... assistant camera
Kaiyoti .... grip
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Erwin Landau .... camera operator
Paul Samaniego .... assistant camera
Paul Samaniego .... lighting technician
Paul Sartain .... electrician
Ian Sherrington .... first assistant camera
Keith Sorrell .... electrician
Lisa Stacilauskas .... camera operator
Bas Tiele .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Randy Vega .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Jesse Lafferty .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristin Adams Achtmeyer .... key costumer
Rebecca Fenton Brezovec .... costume supervisor (as Rebecca Fenton)
Editorial Department
Krishna Devine .... post-production coordinator
J.D. Funari .... marketing editor
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator
David Urbina .... assistant editor
Mike Witting .... on-line editor
Other crew
Amy Arter .... script supervisor
Erin Connarn .... script supervisor
Merrick Dennis .... office production assistant
Gail Gomez .... production accountant
Greg Hairfield .... production coordinator
Jake Kincaid .... production assistant
Marisa La Tour .... production associate
Dylan Matlock .... set production assistant
Jessica A. Miller .... first assistant accountant
Amanda Phillips Atkins .... director of development (as Amanda Phillips)
Eduardo Ricketts Jr. .... location manager
Frederick William Springer III .... production assistant
Sara Stelwagen .... assistant production office coordinator
James Barbour .... stand in: Mr. Lawrence (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Miles from Nowhere" - USA (video title)
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USA:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

At the end of the movie, the voice-over misquotes the proverb about the antelope and the lion. The speaker substitutes the word "fastest" for "slowest" in the line, "Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve." The full proverb (wording may vary slightly, according to who's telling it) is: "Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you're the lion or the antelope, when the sun comes up you'd better be running."See more »


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Athletics the way it should be, 19 February 2013
Author: henryhertzhobbit from United States

Despite my slightly lower rating, the movie usually beats out all of the other cable channels when the Hallmark Movie channel carries it. I have watched the movie at least a half dozen times. Despite the cheating by many athletes and coaches today, this movie shows what is wonderful in sports which is the friendships and discovering your own limits and you can do that fairly and honestly. That is what the track athletes do in this movie - all of them.

When Cam Stiles friend John Van Horn is killed in a car accident he blames himself. You will have to watch to see whether he was really responsible or not. I could say the same about the running "accident" later on in the movie.

Cam becomes more and more despondent and finally quits playing football. He finally resolves to run track as a replacement for his dead friend John.

He has a battle royal with his father who is coach of the high school football team who wants him to continue playing football. If there is a point in the movie it should be this. Let the child decide what to do as long as it is legal and moral. If you ask me the battle over football versus track is overplayed. The hearing for his actions in a race also was over-board.

He has a girl who is a friend that entices him with pizza but he declines and follows John's training book religiously. The key component of the book is the diet. It doesn't make it clear that you can both under-train and over-train in terms of how much to run.

John's younger brother Brandon helps Cam train, against the wishes of John and Brandon's mother at first. He finally wins even her over. She sees that Cam is running to honor John and hands Cam one of John's special possessions before his final running event.

If there is one technical problem with the movie it is that all of the distance runners are really too beefy. They look more like 400 meter / 440 yard or 200 meter / 220 yard runners. Cam races the mile not once but twice in the movie. Does he win or lose? Does he get a college scholarship based on his running? He does play by the rules. You will have to watch the movie to find out the rest.

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