Former high school football star turned farmer and family man, Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) finds himself with a unique opportunity to revisit his glory days during the state championship game where he permanently injured his knee in a game-winning play. Given a second shot at his destiny, Scott seeks counsel from Coach Hand (Kurt Russell), Scott’s longtime mentor on and off the field, to help him decide whether to let his fate unfold, or follow a path that will change his future.
This film was excellent – great message – great acting and some great humor too. Everything was great except there was no God in it AT all. For some reason we thought this was going to have at least a mention of God in it. It was an inspirational movie but it was disappointing that no credit went to God whatsoever.
There are a lot of secular films that talk about God or mention God or at least show going to Church. This is not one of those films.
Even though there was no Christianity in this film whatsoever, we all know WHO it is that helps us change our lives or gives us wake up calls…This film was marketed to Christians, as well as the filmmaker has a great testimony that we share on the Touchback page. Check that out!
I have to say my favorite character was Macy, who is played by Melanie Lynskey. I just found out where I remembered her from…”Ever After – A Cinderella Story” – She played the nicer step sister and I liked her in that as well.
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