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A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (1996)

Based on the true story of Speed Skater Dan Jansen and the loving relationship with his sister Jane. We see Dan go through the motions before and after losing his sister, then see him rise ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Corcoran

Writer:

Wesley Bishop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Keeslar ... Dan Jansen
Jayne Brook ... Jane Jansen
Len Cariou ... Harry Jansen
Claire Rankin ... Robin Jansen
Christina Cox ... Natalie Grenier
Louis Ferreira ... Nick Tometz (as Louis Ferriera)
David Keeley ... Peter Mueller
Scott Speedman ... Andy Gables
Patricia Gage ... Gerry Jansen
Hugh Thompson ... Richard Beres
Mark Lutz ... Mike Jansen
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ... Father Yockey
Nora Sheehan Nora Sheehan ... Mary Jansen
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Jim Jansen
Shari Hollett Shari Hollett ... Jo-Anne Jansen
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Storyline

Based on the true story of Speed Skater Dan Jansen and the loving relationship with his sister Jane. We see Dan go through the motions before and after losing his sister, then see him rise to glory winning the Gold Medal in the '94 Olympics. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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The story that captured America's heart. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Braterska obietnica See more »

Filming Locations:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Dan Jansen rides his final 1000 metres race, the coach showing the lap time is standing on the inside of the lanes. This is not allowed - coaches are restricted to a box on the outside of the lanes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #3.24 (1996) See more »

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good lord is this awful
4 September 2000 | by El LoboSee all my reviews

Before I get into this. Dan Jansen's story really is amazing and quite sad. However, this movie DOES NOT do him justice. This movie, from beginning to end is GOD AWFUL. The story jumps too much, the acting is mediocre, and the writing is terrible. It's a good thing this was a TV movie, or I would have been upset if I paid any money to see it. Honestly, the way it was written, you'd think that Dan had an unhealthy sexual obsession with his sister. Oy. Don't waste your time.


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