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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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Robin's Theme
Performed by Cathy Castellane
Written by Gilles Tinayre
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strictly amateur hour
4 October 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

to movie,this movie felt like one of those after school specials,only lower budget and lower everything else.i guess this was supposed to an inspirational movie of some sort,but it didn't work for me.yet some how it comes across as preachy.it has very pale shades of Flash Dance,but so what?there just isn't any excitement in this movie.the dialogue is contrived and clichéd to death.of course,the whole movie feels like a bad 80's cliché.the acting was less than stellar,though that has a lot to do with what the actors were given(or in this case-not)to work with.on top of that is the poor song choices,with really bad lyrics.i felt embarrassed for all the actors involved.they are all talented,but you can't tell from this movie.this is just my opinion of course,but i have to give Flying AKA Dream to Believe a 1/10

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Release Date:

12 September 1986 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dream to Believe See more »

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Canada See more »

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1.85 : 1
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