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4 Minute Mile (2014)

One Square Mile (original title)
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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

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 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 ... Cop
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The life of a disenfranchised teen living on the wrong side of the tracks, desperate for a way out, collides with an old reclusive track coach, angry at the world and with no purpose in life, with whom he eventually forms a bond. The two are forced to face their circumstances as they race to save each other and, ultimately, themselves. Written by Anonymous / revised by statmanjeff

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The hardest race is 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Minute Mile See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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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: You're made for the mile, not the 400, and the sooner you realize that, the better off you're gonna be.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Of Loss
Written and performed by Ragged Jubilee: Chandler Haynes, Austin l'Anson, Philip Wahl, Ethan Burns
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emotionally flat
19 September 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young man who takes up running as a way to get a college scholarship, so he can leave the undesirable social situation he is in.

The story of him forming a bond with a older coach, striving to win could have been touching, but "4 Minute Mile" doesn't achieve the emotional intensity that I hoped for. Mostly it's too do with the ineffective delivery of the plot. I watched the first ten minutes three times but I was still not entirely sure who was who. In addition, how the young man and the coach bond is unconvincing and poorly explained. And I think Cam Gigandet is under utilized in the film. Fortunately Richard Jenkins is there to save the day, but it still doesn't save this film from being rather flat and uninteresting.


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