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Dreamer (1979)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 27 April 1979 (USA)
Up and coming professional bowler trying to win a tournament against a grizzled veteran bowler.

Director:

Noel Nosseck
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Dreamer
Susan Blakely ... Karen
Jack Warden ... Harry
Richard B. Shull ... Taylor
Barbara Stuart ... Angie
Owen Bush ... The Fan
Mews Small ... Elaine (as Marya Small)
Matt Clark ... Spider
John Crawford ... Riverboat Captain
Chris Schenkel Chris Schenkel ... Self
Nelson Burton Jr. Nelson Burton Jr. ... Color Man
Morgan Farley ... Old Timer
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Too
Speedy Zapata Speedy Zapata ... Juan
JoBe Cerny JoBe Cerny ... Patterson
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Up and coming professional bowler trying to win a tournament against a grizzled veteran bowler.

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A man dreams of winning. A woman dreams of loving. A dreamer dreams of both.

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Drama | Sport

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Trivia

Tim Matheson remembered that the then-unknown Debra Winger "rocked her audition" to play his girlfriend, but the studio decided to cast Susan Blakely instead. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Scanners (2019) See more »

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Sh-Boom
Written by James Keyes (uncredited), Floyd McRae (uncredited),Claude Feaster (uncredited), and James Edwards (uncredited)
Sung by The Crew Cuts
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4 December 2004 | by coors90456See all my reviews

I'm now 32. if your not a bowler you may not appreciate the movie. but being a bowler as a kid, this movie was awesome. the story of a typical bowling center employee aspiring to get out of his mediocrity through becoming a professional bowler. showing the usual idiocies dealt with in a bowling center by an employee. and the after hours work that goes on behind the seen at a bowling center, as well as the after hours practice involved in being dedicated to your sport. and of course trying to please the woman while trying to reach your dreams. and the appearances by Dick Weber, Chris Schenkel, and Nelson Burton Jr, just made Dreamer magical to me as a "bowlin alley runt". Dreamer in my opinion by way of integrity, was a million times better than Kingpin. Kingpin made me feel embarrassed to be grouped as a bowler.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stormy City Bowl See more »

Filming Locations:

Alton, Illinois, USA See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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