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Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996)

PG-13
TV Movie | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Truth is stranger than fiction. Olympic gold medal hurdler Gail Devers almost lost her feet to a mysterious disease after being picked for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She failed to qualify for the finals as the disease (Graves Disease) left ...See moreTruth is stranger than fiction. Olympic gold medal hurdler Gail Devers almost lost her feet to a mysterious disease after being picked for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She failed to qualify for the finals as the disease (Graves Disease) left her feet swollen, cracked, and oozing blood. After two years, doctors were on the verge of amputating when it was discovered that radiation treatment was making it worse. Gail Devers eventually recovered and went on to win the one hundred meter in Barcelona. She might have won the one hundred meter hurdles if she hadn't tripped on the final hurdle. She also competed in and won the sprint at Atlanta. Written by David Kinne See less
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Jun 16, 1996 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Charlayne Woodard
Gail Devers Gail Devers   See fewer
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Bob Kersee Bob Kersee   See fewer
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Tina Lifford
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Joyner-Kersee   See fewer
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Jeffrey D. Sams
RJ Hampton RJ Hampton   See fewer
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Robert Guillaume
Reverend Devers Reverend Devers   See fewer
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Paula Kelly
Mrs. Devers Mrs. Devers   See fewer
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John Schuck
Dr. Ginsburg Dr. Ginsburg   See fewer
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Stephanie Faracy
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Melba Joyce
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Reed R. McCants
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Gregory Mortensen
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Leland Crooke
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Sandra Nelson
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Cheryl Francis Harrington
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Willie Gault
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Florence Griffith Joyner
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Al Joyner
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7.3 / 10 | 87 votes