Actor Dean Cain has made his mark, starring in many notable films and TV shows. However, many don’t know that before finding his passion on the big screen, he had aspirations in football. Not long after signing with the Buffalo Bills, a knee injury ended his NFL career and led him down a different path. After a series of commercials and TV roles, he landed his big break as Superman/Clark Kent in the 1993 series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”
For the last several years, Cain has also been prominently featured in many inspirational movies. If you’re a fan of this versatile actor, here are several movies you can stream today:
“Meant to Be”
Cain heads up the cast along with Erika Eleniak and Della Reese. Cain’s character, Mike, and his wife, Linda, struggle to deal with Linda’s regret about giving up her son for adoption years ago. Though she longs to see her son again, it seems impossible. Little do they realize that her son is also struggling with the desire to meet his mother, but fears rejection.
The events of Linda’s life, while difficult, lead her down a path of faith. She becomes a symbol of love and compassion when she counsels a young girl who is faced with pregnancy. This touching movie brings home the value of life in an entertaining and thoughtful manner.
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“The Way Home”
Every parent’s worst nightmare is for their child to be missing. In this movie based on a true story, Cain stars as Randy Simpkins, a busy father struggling to balance work and home life. When his wife, Christal, asks him to watch their 2-year-old son for a few minutes, his distraction leads to horror as their son disappears.
What could be a tragedy turns into a story of hope as hundreds of people from their church and community rally around the family and come together to search for the missing boy. Cain powerfully portrays Randy’s spiritual journey throughout the ordeal toward faith and the priorities in his life in this dramatic movie.
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“I Am Gabriel”
Cain plays Brody, a sheriff in a small Texas town that’s fallen on hard times. When a young boy wanders into town, a couple picks him up wanting to help, but all the boy will say is that he has come to help. Is he the answer to prayer or just a runaway boy?
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“A Mile in His Shoes”
In this sports drama, Cain stars as Arthur Murphy, a minor-league baseball manager who recruits Mickey Tussler to be the new pitcher. The only catch is that Tussler has Asperger’s Syndrome. This inspirational film goes to great lengths to present the world from Tussler’s point of view and the journey of the whole team as they come to understand Tussler.
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