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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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His sister always inspired him to be the best. And when she died, he had to find the strength to fulfill his last promise... to win. 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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Congratulations Bill Corcoran, you have made the worst sports movie ever!
23 August 2003 | by WennemarsSee all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, Dan Jansen was a great speed skater. If there was one guy who deserved his gold medal at the Olympics it was Dan.

But how can it be possible that Bill Corcoran has made such a bad movie about the incredible Dan Jansen story, because the real Dan Jansen story is truly incredible! Especially when you look at this movie through the eyes of a sportsman everything is wrong, the way Matt Keeslar and the other actors skate, their technique, the dimensions of the speedskating oval, it is all wrong!

Shame on you, Bill Corcoran, Dan Jansen deserves better, a lot better!

1 out of 10


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