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Windrunner (1994)

PG | | Family, Fantasy | 1 June 1994 (USA)
A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because ... See full summary »

Directors:

William Clark, William Tannen (uncredited)

Writer:

Mitch Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Wiles ... Greg Cima
Russell Means ... Wa Tho Huck (Country Ghost)
Margot Kidder ... Sally 'Mom' Cima
Amanda Peterson ... Julie Moore
Bruce Weitz ... Coach Woodhouse
Jake Busey ... Dave Promisco
Max Casella ... Denny LeBlanc
George Sullivan ... Warden
Zane Parker ... Paul 'Dad' Cima
Kellie Beames Kellie Beames ... Annie Cima
Curley Green Curley Green ... Big City Coach (as Curley Green Jr.)
Troy Gilbert Troy Gilbert ... Jock #1
Jim Palmer ... Jock #2
J.D. Hinton ... Announcer
Micaela Nelligan ... Miss Briggs
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A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because he is the son of a convict; this discrimination includes the football coach keeping him on the bench. He receives special training from the ghost of Jim Thorpe, a Native American football star. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Windrunner: A Spirited Journey See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Embittered son meets ghostly spirit guide in coming to terms with incarcerated father
26 May 2002 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

While I'm always a sucker for a "Hallmark moment", many folks will find this film a bit too "Disney" for their tastes.

The film does have some interesting angles and is eminently watchable if a bit too "after-school special" in spots.

The idea of a spirit guide in the persona of Jim Thorpe was a nice touch and the coincidental parallels between Thorpe's fall from grace and that of Greg Cima's incarcerated father were consistently interesting.

I also enjoyed seeing Jason Wiles as a high school student in this after seeing his later performances as Officer Boscorelli in "Third Watch"


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