Director: Joe Johnston
Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Greg Taylor (screenplay)
Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt
Runtime: 1h 32min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Released: 15 December 1995
Storyline: The film begins in 1869 in the town of Brantford, New Hampshire. Two boys are seen breathlessly running with a box, which they proceed to bury in the woods.
The film then cuts to a century later in Brantford. A young boy named Alan Parrish is chased by a gang of bullies and seeks refuge in his father’s shoe factory. Alan encounters one of his father’s employees named Carl, who has created a prototype sneaker which he feels is the future of Parrish Shoes. Alan carelessly places the prototype on a conveyor belt as he is discovered by his father. Sam Parrish chastises his son for being bullied and claims that Alan needs to stand up for himself. As Alan leaves a grinding noise is heard from one of the factory’s machines. The conveyor belt upon which Alan placed the prototype sent the shoe into the machine, damaging the machine along with Carl’s prototype. Sam demands to know who is responsible for the incident, and Carl takes the blame for Alan.