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Flying (1986)

A high school student, skillful in gymnastics, is seriously injured in a car accident. Her future will show which 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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All she had left was a dream... and a heart big enough to make it come true. See more »


Drama | Romance | Sport

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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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a feel good film
28 July 2006 | by lmm_107-1See all my reviews

This movie is not the typical sports movie. It is about a girl named Robin who has gone through many tragedies and yet never stops trying to achieve her goals. Early on in the movie we find out that she was recently in a car crash and has a knee injury. This is especially terrible to her because it keeps her from reaching her full potential in the sport she loves the most gymnastics.

Unlike many sport movies, Robin doesn't start out as the best there is. She has to work at it. Her aspirations are not what the whole film is about either. She also has troubles at home with her alcoholic step-dad and is not the most popular kid. Also, the film is not entirely focused on Robin. There are also other characters who have difficulties in their lives All in all this film is a feel good movie. It is full of music and spirit. You will enjoy the acting and relate to the characters.

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Release Date:

12 September 1986 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dream to Believe See more »

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