Dream to Believe (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The curiously neglected A Dream to Believe (aka Flying) can be summed up as a distaff Rocky. Olivia D'Abo is starred as a teen-aged girl who dreams of becoming a top gymnast. Human, emotional and financial roadblocks do not dissuade D'Abo, nor do her own severe physical shortcomings. You can see the ending come a mile away, but there'll still be tears in your eyes. Filmed in Canada, A Dream to Believe enjoyed a second life in video stores thanks to the presence in the cast of a pre-stardom Keanu Reeves.

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gymnastics, injury, legs, teenagers, underdog