Dreamer (1979 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Noel Nosseck
Produced by Mike Lobell
Written by James Proctor
Larry Bischof
Starring Tim Matheson
Susan Blakely
Jack Warden
Richard B. Shull
Barbara Stuart
Owen Bush
John Crawford
Marya Small
Matt Clark
Morgan Farley
Music by Bill Conti
Cinematography Bruce Surtees
Edited by Fred Chulack
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 27, 1979 (1979-04-27)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dreamer is a film that was released theatrically on April 27, 1979. It was directed by Noel Nosseck, written by Larry Bischof and James Proctor, and starring Tim Matheson, Susan Blakely and Jack Warden.[1] Dreamer was released by 20th Century Fox through Magnetic Video on home video.


A young man dreams and struggles to become a championship bowler, knowing that determination and sacrifice must come first.

Tim Matheson is the Dreamer in this story which many saw as heavily inspired by Rocky. "Dreamer" is a ten-pin whiz in his small town of Alton IL, but wants to make it in the big time on the professional tour. Ultimately, he does, with the help of irascible manager Harry (Jack Warden) and faithful girlfriend Karen (Susan Blakely). As if to underline the resemblances between Dreamer and its cinematic role model, the musical score is by Rocky's Bill Conti.

Bowling legend Dick Weber appears at the movie's end as Johnny Watkin.[2]



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