With the Olympics coming to an end this week, I figure what better time to release a sports film as potential oscarbait. If you’ve seen Miracle, this is basically that same movie, and it will be directed by Gavin O’Connor. Because it’s a sports film, most of the players will be played by relative-unknowns because it’s much easier than finding several 6ft + actors who realistically pull off the part. I haven’t done anything inspired by a true story yet, so here we go!
Dream opens with a young David Robinson sitting on the bench in 1988 during a tough game against the Soviet Union. It’s the Olympics in Seoul Korea, and the U.S. Mens team is getting blown out of the water. Their coach is some scumbag looking type of guy played by Kim Coates, who chews his gum incessantly and clearly doesn’t want to be there. David asks to be put in the game, because he can help, and the coach ignores him. As time winds down, we see the final score is Soviets 130, US 67. They got blown out. David walks out of the gym and says “We have to get better. I believe we can. I DREAM we can” and the title card and really inspiring music comes highlighting Dream in the center of a rotating basketball.