Dreamer (1979)

PG   |    |  Drama, Sport


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Up and coming professional bowler trying to win a tournament against a grizzled veteran bowler.


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22 October 2008 | jim6263
A Blast from the Past...
Recently seen playing on some Premium cable channel, I agree that it's not all that great a film. But, it was a blast from the past for me, seeing Dick Weber again (who had to be @50 or more when this film was shot), still virtually flawless and youthful-looking as always. They had a tour stop in my home town @4 decades ago -- not televised, as I recall, perhaps wrongly -- in which the PBA Finals (at that time) had the top 2 bowlers (for the week/that tourney) roll a three-game set, head-to-head: in this case, Dick Weber vs. Nelson Burton. As I recall (perhaps wrongly) Burton won (which would have been to my chagrin), but they were outrageously good. Their score was something like 786 to 802 -- No joke! I primarily watched to see if they'd cast an actor who was (apparently) a decent bowler, which they did. But the great character/supporting actor Jack Warden would never have been a Pro with the form I saw in this film. Granted, he was fairly old at the time, but...

I was such a bowling alley rat, practically lived in the place, but not with not near such a gifted physique as Mathieson. I wish I had! But still, my (honest) open bowling average was 225~230. Yeahp, anyone who says bowling is not good, honest exercise should try bowling 120 games a week for a few months/+ -- i.e. alone, or with one friend, open bowling frame after frame with a 15~16# ball... NO sitting down! It's a lot harder if/when one's not yet a good bowler, btw... esp. perhaps for one's blood pressure.

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Trivia

Filmed on location in Alton, Illinois.


Soundtracks

Reach For The Top
Words and Music by
Bill Conti, Cory Lerios, and David Jenkins
Performed by Pablo Cruise
Original Music Copyright 1979 Fox Fanfare Music, Inc., Pablo Cruis Music, and Irving Music, Inc.

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Genres

Drama | Sport

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Release Date:

27 April 1979

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Alton, Illinois, USA

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