Release Dates: AUGUST 5, 2005
Official Websites: www.dreamworks.com
Kurt Russell (Miracle), Dakota Fanning (Man on Fire) and Kris Kristofferson (Blade I & II) star in a drama about a father who, for the love of his daughter, sacrifices almost everything to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to her former glory.
Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) was once a great horseman, whose gifts as a trainer were now being wasted on making other men’s fortunes. Sonya was a great horse whose promising future on the racetrack was suddenly cut short by a career-ending broken leg. Considered as good as dead to her owner, who also happens to be Ben’s boss, Sonya is given to Ben as severance pay, along with his walking papers. Now, it will take the unwavering faith and determination of Ben’s young daughter, Cale (Dakota Fanning), to bring these two damaged souls together in a quest for a seemingly impossible goal: to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Kristofferson stars as Ben Crane’s father whose strained relationship with his son is bridged by their mutual hopes for Sonya. The main cast also includes Oscar¨ nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), David Morse (The Green Mile), Freddy Rodr’guez (HBO’s Six Feet Under), Luis Guzm‡n (Anger Management) and Oded Fehr (The Mummy).
Crew: John Gatins (writer and director); Michael Tollin and Brian Robbins (producers); Bill Johnson, Stacy Cohen, Caitlin Scanlon, Ashok Amritraj and Jon Jashn (executive producers)i
Cast: Dakota Fanning as Cale Crane, Oded Fehr as Prince Tariq, Rosemary Garris as Horse Owner, Rhoda Griffis as Mother at school, Luis Guzman as Balon, Ken Howard as Bill Sellers, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Malo as Horse Owner, Wayne Morgan as Stable Hand, Freddy Rodriguez as Manolin, Kurt Russell, Dave Schuetz as Horse owner, Elisabeth Shue, Frank Hoyt Taylor