Flying / Dream to Believe
In this episode your hosts discuss the 1986 gymnastics film Flying, sometimes referred to as Dream to Believe/Teenage Dream. We learn what the word "distaff" means, Whitney does a better job of selling us on this film in five words than the entire marketing department, and we take a roughly five-minute tangent to discuss hot dogs. Overall, it was a perfect episode.
Plot Synopsis: The curiously neglected A Dream to Believe (aka Flying) can be summed up as a distaff Rocky. Olivia D'Abo is starred as a teen-aged girl who dreams of becoming a top gymnast. Human, emotional and financial roadblocks do not dissuade D'Abo, nor do her own severe physical shortcomings. You can see the ending come a mile away, but there'll still be tears in your eyes. Filmed in Canada, A Dream to Believe enjoyed a second life in video stores thanks to the presence in the cast of a pre-stardom Keanu Reeves.