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Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere) (2009)

Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere) (2009)



Critic Consensus: This tender tribute to an obscure artist's work is both compelling and visually striking.

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A high-school football player (Andrew Lawrence) copes with his best friend's death by training to run a sub-four-minute mile. But his quest puts him at odds with his father (Treat Williams) after he begins to neglect football. Joanna Going also stars. Directed by David Burton Morris.


Andrew Lawrence
as Cam Stiles
Treat Williams
as Gary Stiles
Joanna Going
as Diane Stiles
Kevin Kilner
as Leo Genovese
John Beasley
as Peter Boscow
Rachel Style
as Allie Maltese
Jake McLaughlin
as John Van Horn
Delpano Wills
as Seneca Keflezi
Christa B. Allen
as Nikol Schrunk
Braeden Lemasters
as Cam, Age 12
Tanner Blaze
as 10-year-old Cam
Jarrod Bailey
as Brandon Van Horn
Shashawnee Hall
as Andrew Noble
Kevin Elms
as Tim Schrunk
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Critic Reviews for Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

The sheer visual impact of In a Dream is breathtaking.

Full Review… | July 3, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Call it forgiveness or codependency, but this highly personal film speaks to all of us in the universal languages of art and love.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Because Jeremiah lacks the investigatory zeal to pursue the subplots, which also include his father's madness and his older brother's drug addiction, this lovely film is more evocative than illuminating.

May 14, 2009
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The eclectic beauty of Isaiah's complex, labor-intensive art form deserves more process-oriented dissection.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Isaiah's work frequently rewards the camera's roving attention, but his self-absorption and lack of self-insight make him a sad subject even for as forgiving a study as In a Dream.

Full Review… | April 17, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The tedious documentary In a Dream tells you much more than you could ever want to know about an ob scure Philadelphia artist called Isaiah Zagar.

Full Review… | April 10, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere)

You might have problems with finding this film. It seems to be confused with other films by the same title. So, be careful what film you get to watch. In fact, I stumbled upon this film accidentally when I wanted to watch another film with same title. This film stars Andrew Lawrence and Jake McLaughlin as two friends who are athletic stars. When one of them dies in tragic accident, the other friend decides to do the impossible by running in a race to honor his friend. This was a made for Tv film on the Hallmark channel and it definitely is a made for tv film but was well done. The film has great morals and a true testament to sportsmanship.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

A touching personal story. The story creates a friendship with the audience. This film one the Best Documentary award at The Woodstock Film Festival.

Robert Helt
Robert Helt

[size=3]This movie is really touching and says a lot about the willpower of a family. Visually, it is stunning, and the filmmakers did a great job blending the art with what is happening in real life. [/size]

Joe Gaccione
Joe Gaccione

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