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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.





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 ... Cop


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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The hardest race is against yourself See more »


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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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 »


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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Written by Rodger Penzabene Sr., Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield) and Barrett Strong
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Chariots on empty
17 August 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

4 Minute Mile is a plodding unoriginal drama although it does make a reference to The Karate Kid at one point.

Drew (Kelly Blatz) is the headstrong teenager who is a good sprinter. His father died when he was a kid, his older brother is mixing with drug dealers and gets Drew to do some literal running for him and his glamorous mother (Kim Basinger) seems not to care that her sons could be descending down the crime ladder.

Drew comes to attention of an alcoholic, loner coach Coleman (Richard Jenkins) who suggests he moves up to running the mile and gets Drew involved in a tough training regime which also involves sanding a boat, pushing a tyre underwater and sometimes coming out with sage like advice which Drew listens to or ignores depending on his mood.

Their is a potential love interest for Drew but a heavy cloud hangs over his brother and his fractious relationship with the drug dealers which you will guess will play a pivotal role in the final act.

This really is a trite film lacking any resonance, it looks cheap and features a bland performance by Blatz, an excellent performance by Jenkins and a minor appearance by Basinger.

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1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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