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4 Minute Mile (2014)

One Square Mile (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 1 August 2014 (USA)
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A former track coach decides to train a student with natural athletic talent. Tragedy strikes, forcing the student to confront everything that has been holding him back.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Jacobs
Nate Rickard
Reese Marino (as David Brown King)
Daniel Oliver ...
Deke Abrams
Eric Whitehall
LaVon Hardison ...
Restaurant Waitress
Josh Feinsilber ...
Young Drew Jacobs
Andrew Haggerty ...
Young Wes Jacobs


The life of a disenfranchised teen living on the wrong side of the tracks, desperate for a way out, collides with an old reclusive track coach, angry at the world and with no purpose in life, with whom he eventually forms a bond. The two are forced to face their circumstances as they race to save each other and, ultimately, themselves. Written by Anonymous / revised by statmanjeff

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Sometimes the hardest race of all is the one against yourself. See more »


Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence, drinking and drugs, and for smoking and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 Minute Mile  »

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When Eli threatens Drew with a knife, the knife point touches Drew's chin in one camera angle, but in another the tip is many inches away from his face. See more »


Coleman: But you are fast.
Drew Jacobs: Fast enough to win State?
Coleman: Uh, State Fair, maybe. Quit worrying about who you're gonna beat. Running's not about that.
Drew Jacobs: Running is running. That's it.
Coleman: Is it?
Drew Jacobs: Yeah.
Coleman: Oh, Jeez, I'll have to read your book. Want to prove me wrong?
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


Written by Keiran Byrnes
Performed by Three Day Threshold
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emotionally flat
19 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young man who takes up running as a way to get a college scholarship, so he can leave the undesirable social situation he is in.

The story of him forming a bond with a older coach, striving to win could have been touching, but "4 Minute Mile" doesn't achieve the emotional intensity that I hoped for. Mostly it's too do with the ineffective delivery of the plot. I watched the first ten minutes three times but I was still not entirely sure who was who. In addition, how the young man and the coach bond is unconvincing and poorly explained. And I think Cam Gigandet is under utilized in the film. Fortunately Richard Jenkins is there to save the day, but it still doesn't save this film from being rather flat and uninteresting.

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