Bruce (Matthew Geriak), the young, sporty hero of Dreamrider, does not have it easy.
Riding the bike he has just received for his birthday, he is hit by a police car and loses a leg. Recovering from that blow, he takes a second bike ride and seriously fractures the other leg.
With a little New Age encouragement from a crippled, wise old mentor (James Earl Jones), Bruce fights his understandable despair and dreams of breaking a cross-country bike riding record.
This telemovie is the only known directorial credit for Brown (who also wrote it) and Grass (otherwise a cinematographer).
It alternates amateurish scenes of real-life characters weeping bitterly or yelping mightily with long, repetitive montages of bike wheels spinning, steep roads looming, and the sun rising or setting in a very pretty manner.
© Adrian Martin August 1993