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      Chasing a Dream

      TV-PG 2009 1 hr. 30 min. Drama List
      79% 24 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When tragedy strikes, a high-school athlete (Andrew Lawrence) quits football to achieve his friend's (Jake McLaughlin) goal of running a mile in under four minutes. Read More Read Less
      Chasing a Dream

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      This tender tribute to an obscure artist's work is both compelling and visually striking.

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      Audience Member This was a tragic and inspiring story, but it seemed to take forever to get to the point. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Very touching and inspirational. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member You might have problems with finding this film. It seems to be confused with other films by the same title. So, be careful what film you get to watch. In fact, I stumbled upon this film accidentally when I wanted to watch another film with same title. This film stars Andrew Lawrence and Jake McLaughlin as two friends who are athletic stars. When one of them dies in tragic accident, the other friend decides to do the impossible by running in a race to honor his friend. This was a made for Tv film on the Hallmark channel and it definitely is a made for tv film but was well done. The film has great morals and a true testament to sportsmanship. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw this movie on the Hallmark Channel. It is a cute story of a high school football player who feels responsible for the death of his childhood friend (who runs track). The football player quits and dedicates himself to running a sub-4 minute mile ... very difficult for someone that young. Treat Williams plays his father ... and the high school football coach who doesn't understand why his son is throwing away college football scholarships to run track. I like movies that have a father-son element to them. And this movie was not objectionable ... even had the fast African high school student that nobody could beat ... sorta like Mr. T in the Rocky movie. Anyhow, the movie was harmless enough ... but, I can't really recommend it to anyone. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member very sad glad he did the sub four mile for his friend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A touching personal story. The story creates a friendship with the audience. This film one the Best Documentary award at The Woodstock Film Festival. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Laura Bennett Boston Globe The sheer visual impact of In a Dream is breathtaking. Rated: 3/4 Jul 3, 2009 Full Review Jeff Shannon Seattle Times Call it forgiveness or codependency, but this highly personal film speaks to all of us in the universal languages of art and love. Rated: 3/4 Jun 12, 2009 Full Review Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch Because Jeremiah lacks the investigatory zeal to pursue the subplots, which also include his father's madness and his older brother's drug addiction, this lovely film is more evocative than illuminating. Rated: 3/4 May 14, 2009 Full Review Matthew Sorrento Film Threat The film's elements hum into a glorious experience, with its narrative as captivating as its visualization. Rated: 4.5/5 Oct 2, 2009 Full Review Leo Goldsmith Reverse Shot A grand gesture, an exercise in epic biography that explodes the intimate details of Isaiah's life and its effects on his family onto the screen. Aug 8, 2009 Full Review Norm Schrager an artistic celebration of sorts -- with the emotional pain that can come with dedication, and maybe a little madness. Rated: 4/5 Jun 10, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When tragedy strikes, a high-school athlete (Andrew Lawrence) quits football to achieve his friend's (Jake McLaughlin) goal of running a mile in under four minutes.
      David Burton Morris
      Executive Producer
      Larry Levinson
      Bryce Zabel, Jackie Zabel
      Production Co
      Larry Levinson Productions
      TV-PG (V)
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 16, 2010