Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Synopsis: Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the horse (in fact is a mare)and save it of being sacrificed by the owner. The arrival of the mare to Crane's farm, will be the perfect opportunity for both father and daughter to reconstruct their lost familiar bond. "Soñador" (Dreamer in English), the renamed mare, despite its broken leg, maybe could have another chance to return to the racecourse, with the help of Cale, Ben, and his father, Pop.
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Director(s): John Gatins
Production: Dreamworks
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Let's go. Tell one of the Mexicans

walk around to settle her.

OK, Mark.

You heard the boss. Let's go.

You own a horse, sweetie?

This is just for owners.



See her, honey?

Number five, right there.

That's our girl.

Think she'll win?

I got ten dollars

that says she's going to win.

From the Wishman Stables,

here's Rapid Cat.

Dark Fire on one of the outside gates.

Here we go, baby.

And away they go.

Easy. Nice and easy now.

Yeah, she's fourth.

Come on, sweetheart.

Go, Sonya.

Maybe this is your day, honey.

Come on.

Bring it home, baby.

Come on, Sonya.

Hold her down, man.

It's OK. I got it here.

Cannon bone. Look, I'm sorry, Ben,

we got to put her down.

She all right?

Easy, girl. Easy.

Not here. Take her back to her stall,

but not here.

- Come on.

- Atta girl.

Ben, I can't put her down

until you sign this.

No, I want some X-rays taken.

Cale, come here.

Stay out of the way.

What's the point?

She's finished.

I do not believe this.

I told him.

- What? What'd you tell me?

- I warned you she wasn't right.

- You saddled her.

- What? Wait a minute.

It's sad when these things happen.

- Sad?

- Yeah, sad. This is an athlete.

Well, then you just knowingly

killed a $750,000 athlete.

Fellas, we need to make a move here.

- Tell me.

- It's her cannon bone.

You pushed her. She'd have run

in the Breeders' Cup. She was special.

Now she got a broken leg

and it's over. Let it go.

You don't care about anybody, do you?

Horses or people.

I do, Ben. That's why I'm giving

you the opportunity to find a new job.

- You firing me?

- That's right.

Take your Mexicans with you.

They're men, Palmer.

They got names.

You owe me money.

You'll get your check

first of the month.

You pay me now.

9,000 for the last three months.

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John Gatins

John Gatins (born April 16, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, and actor. He is credited with writing and directing Dreamer and writing Coach Carter, Real Steel, and Flight, among others. As an actor, he has collaborated three times with Eddie Murphy. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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