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The Setting Son (1997)

Cal is torn between his aspirations of becoming an Olympic athlete and helping his brother Max battle leukemia. Can he find the courage to reach out to his dying sibling?

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Credited cast:
Dave Oliver ... Sammy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania-Lee Bayliss ... Yachtclub Announcer
Blake Beltram ... Bradley
Franca Benvenuto ... Sarah
... Dr. Boasberg
... Max
Kristin Crowley ... Ambulance Paramedic
Mary Beth DeLucia ... Jen
... Skank (Barbara-Joan)
Tobias Halbmaier ... Tim Walkey
Donia Hames ... Pre-op Nurse
Sally Hughes ... Claire
... Junior
Candace Lifson ... Amber
Brandon Mastrippolito ... Paramedic Stud
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Cal is torn between his aspirations of becoming an Olympic athlete and helping his brother Max battle leukemia. Can he find the courage to reach out to his dying sibling?

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Will Schaub should sue for lack of support
11 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Amid otherwise mediocre performances, Schaub was a bright spot. Dave Oliver was also strong. Too bad we didn't see more of him in this film, but I would check anything else either of these two actors appeared in.

The story had some promise, and while it wasn't terrible, to me it came across flat. Cal (Will Schaub), after just winning a place on the U.S. Olympic sailing team, finds out that his brother's battle with leukemia has taken a turn for the worse. Promising he will return in time, Cal leaves for home where he has to be tested to see if he is a potential bone marrow donor.

The film gets a little sappy from here on and it's only a solid performance by Schaub, along with a well shot backdrop provided by sailing sequences that keeps this interesting. Brion James has a good cameo role, adding his usual spark, but I hope everyone else invested their earnings in acting lessons... especially Cal's mom.

If it's a rainy Saturday afternoon and your dentist just called to cancel your appointment, you might use the time to check this out. Just accept it as an OK film, with no bigger expectations than that.


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