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4 Minute Mile (2014)

One Square Mile (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 1 August 2014 (USA)
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A former track coach decides to train a student with natural athletic talent. Tragedy strikes, forcing the student to confront everything that has been holding him back.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Blatz ... Drew Jacobs
Richard Jenkins ... Coleman
Kim Basinger ... Claire Jacobs
Cam Gigandet ... Wes Jacobs
Analeigh Tipton ... Lisa Rickard
Rhys Coiro ... Eli
Aaron Washington ... Nate Rickard
Gerald Grissette ... Peanut
David Brown-King ... Reese Marino (as David Brown King)
Daniel Oliver Daniel Oliver ... Deke Abrams
Dylan Arnold ... Eric Whitehall
LaVon Hardison LaVon Hardison ... Restaurant Waitress
Josh Feinsilber Josh Feinsilber ... Young Drew Jacobs
Andrew Haggerty Andrew Haggerty ... Young Wes Jacobs
Ernie Joseph Ernie Joseph ... Cop
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A former track coach decides to train a student with natural athletic talent. Tragedy strikes, forcing the student to confront everything that has been holding him back.

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Sometimes the hardest race of all is the one against yourself. See more »

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence, drinking and drugs, and for smoking and some language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Eli threatens Drew with a knife, the knife point touches Drew's chin in one camera angle, but in another the tip is many inches away from his face. See more »

Quotes

Coleman: But you are fast.
Drew Jacobs: Fast enough to win State?
Coleman: Uh, State Fair, maybe. Quit worrying about who you're gonna beat. Running's not about that.
Drew Jacobs: Running is running. That's it.
Coleman: Is it?
Drew Jacobs: Yeah.
Coleman: Oh, Jeez, I'll have to read your book. Want to prove me wrong?
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish It Would Rain
Written by Rodger Penzabene Sr., Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield) and Barrett Strong
Performed by The Temptations
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570th Review: Instant Classic: Kid's Gotta Run. Has-been Trainer, Good Drama, Great Sport
2 July 2014 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Who doesn't love a good inspirational sports movie? In One Square Mile we both get and then get beyond the standard clichés of the sports genre to a very good film about running. This is a film with well-judged pace, it doesn't rush and yet, we were absolutely hooked.

The two leads, Kelly Blatz as the kid from the wrong side of Seattle, and Richard Jenkins, as a the washed-up coach are well cast. Jenkins is always the stoic, and here a stoic with curmudgeon, and both keep the film well balanced. The drama elements centered on family are well-handled without feeling tacked on.

Director, Charles-Olivier Michaud, handles the camera with assurance. His team are excellent - this is a very well made film. It has that same quality in use of the camera as Ron Howard: it's there to tell the story and the flow shows. The superbly composed soundtrack by Stephen Barton reflects that this is not a loud film, it has at it center running, training, and the drives of that, and anyone who's ever run will like it a lot.

All in all, one of our favourite films of the year - it has substance, style, and a lot to say about running.

Recommended.


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1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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4 Minute Mile See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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