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If you have no sense of humor, you will not like "I Dream in Blue," the impassioned story of how one middle-aged fan ran away from Hollywood in order to fulfill his lifelong fantasy. Director spends the 2006-7 season with the latest incarnation of his childhood heroes: in the locker room and on the practice field with Big Blue, hanging with its prodigal quarterback Eli Manning, who serenely--"too" serenely, according to some--battles the impossible pressure of his mythic pedigree; with the untamable tight end Jeremy Shockey; and, of course, with his daughter's future guardian, Tiki Barber. Refusing to let anything stop him--not his fumble-prone television career, not the very same hip injury that forced the great Bo Jackson off the gridiron, not even the constant strain of occasionally having to act like a responsible husband and father--Director is there with the team, from the first promising snap of summer camp in Albany to that final, soul-crushing rainy night in Philadelphia.
Along the way, Directorasks you to imagine the story of how a family business, founded with only five hundred dollars by an Irish bookmaker during the gaudy Prohibition era of Red Grange, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth, has endured to become an essen-tial component of New York City's heartbeat--and of Director's. "I Dream in Blue" is the story of a desperate Hail Mary--a die-hard fan's quest to have one last touchdown pass, one final celebration of boyhood.
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