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Flying (1986)

High school student, skillful in gymnastics, has been seriously injured in a car accident. Her future will show what is stronger - dreams or reality.


Paul Lynch


John Sheppard




Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia d'Abo ... Robin Crew
Rita Tushingham ... Jean Stoller
Keanu Reeves ... Tommy Warneki
Jessica Steen ... Carly Simmons
Renee Murphy Renee Murphy ... Leah Kilbourne
Sean McCann ... Jack Crew
Samantha Langevin ... Marge Crew
Nicole Kolman Nicole Kolman ... Gillian Crew
Samantha Logan Samantha Logan ... Stacy
Anthony Kramreither Jr. Anthony Kramreither Jr. ... Mark Sanderson
Denis Simpson Denis Simpson ... Fred Stoner
Eugene Clark ... Roy Teler
Louis Tucci Louis Tucci ... Leo
Dayle Sunohara Dayle Sunohara ... Tami
Sasha Ivanochko Sasha Ivanochko ... Rhonda Hamilton


Robin and her father have a car accident. Her father dies. Robin is badly injured and cannot compete in gymnasics tournaments anymore. Shattered dreams. She lives with her mother and bad step-father. Robin is accepted to the school atlethics team but is not accepted by some other girls, so she works out at a friends house. Eventually Robin and her team compete in the national scholastic meet. Written by Ivo Kroone <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>

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Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language and nudity

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Stacy: He is... beautiful.
Jean: You're here to train, Stacy, not exercise your glands.
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Finally found this ! Loved this movie as a kid

10 years ago I searched for a copy of this movie on dvd. Or vhs NO EVIDENCE IT EVER EXISTED! And somehow even as Keanu Reeves debut movie IT DID NOT EXIST!!!! I REMBER THIS MOVIE I WATCHED IT REPEATEDLY! IT WAS CALLED FLYING CAUSE THE TEAM WAS CALLED THE NIAGARA FLYERS... and the part where the Robin talks about how it feels to be on the poles .. she feels like she is flying and no one and nothing .. including Bob or anyone else can touch her! But I went searching for a copy of this film on dvd.. it does not exist .. I had to cross reference the actors. Olivia and Keanu.. and I found only one movie at the same time "DREAM TO BELIEVE". I checked it is nearly identical. There are a lot of differences.. many changes.. but it is almost the same movie.. it was NEVER CALLED DREAM TO BELIEVE.. ON MY COPY OF THE MOVIE I WATCHED REPEATEDLY!!! It was called FLYING.. the cover of the movie showed Olivia D'abo in her gymnastics body suit in a dismount midair. Her name was starring Olivia D'Abo .. I know that for a perfect fact! No mistakes no way I am wrong or mistaken.. yet here the only copy of this movie on vhs that I can find now!!!! Is only called "dream to believe" wtf! Shows Keanu Reeves only. even though he is just a minor character in the movie definitely not a main character nor is this movie about him he has little airtime. yet in Dream to believe.. he and only he is on the cover ! Olivia is on the back. In a stylized handstand ...wtf? What's going on? I know there is a phenomena called the " Mandela Effect" where a lot of people distinctly remember something in pop culture one way.. and others show it's a completely different proof it's different for example .. the Berenstain Bears ..many ppl remember it spelled that way. And now the books only show Berenstein bears... spelling. And many people swear they saw a movie called Shazam starring Sinbad as a Genie .. when in fact the real movie was KAZAM starring Shaq as a Genie .. I get if they re released the movie years later putting the focus on Keanu after her got famous.. but. Why change the name .. but I checked Wikipedia. No where did it say the film was originally called Flying! This has always bugged me that I could not find it. But tonight on a hunch I checked IMDb I found it! See I knew I was not crazy! But Keanu is still on the cover so it's not the original release ? Hmm still confused .. he barely has 20 mins screen time

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Canada | Hong Kong



Release Date:

12 September 1986 (Canada) See more »

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Dream to Believe See more »

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