Flying (1986)

Director
Paul Lynch

Main cast
Olivia d'Abo; Keanu Reeves; Rita Tushingham; Jessica Steen; Sean McCann

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
TV-generation feel good story about a teenage gymnast aiming for the championship despite an abusive stepfather, an ailing mother, and injury. Reeves is notable as the supportive boyfriend.


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