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The Playbook

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Film Synopsis:

Steven Thomas strives to live a worthy life, loving father and basketball coach. However, the lack of communication he shares with his son as he reaches his mid teens causes him to drift away from the family and their faith.

Father and son resolve just before a tragedy causes the family to begin to unravel. As the father begins to lose his grip on everything he knows and loves, it is through the love and kindness of his sons basketball team, and inparticular, his sons best friend, himself now fatherless, that helps him use his basketball playbook to rekindle his spiritual worthiness and be the father and role model that he was meant to be. Thus not only inspiring his basketball team to realise that there is more to life than winning, but to also get his life and family back on track.

“If you enjoyed ‘The Blind Side’ and ‘Facing The Giants’ then you’ll want to see this film.”

  • Mick Preston … Steven Thomas
  • Kath Gordon … Bonnie Thomas
  • Dennis Coard … Monte Thomas
  • Lloyd Edwards … Garrett Thomas
  • Keely O’Halloran … Quinn Thomas
  • Jordan Quaresma … Jax Thomas
  • Peter Cassidy … Police Sargeant
  • Oliver Bates … Jesse
  • Ryan Johnson … Timmy Moore
  • Barclay Kaipuke … Nathanael
  • Harry Borland … Cody
  • Luc Longley … Himself
  • Darran Scott … Nick Harrison
  • Lauren Clair … Jane
  • Cate Commisso … Jen
  • Trent Hopkins … Adam
  • Elijah Costigan … Elijah
  • Blake Johnson … Tyrone
  • Rosemary Perry … Grandma
  • Hernando Planells Jr. … Wildcats Coach

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  1. valari otero says
    06 September 15, 11:42am

    can you please email to me the letter the Corys grandmother gave him. Its the one that Stephen was given from Cory

  2. Annelie says
    06 September 15, 11:50am

    Try messaging the company that made the film on FB –

  3. Bonita Nims says
    16 October 15, 5:53pm

    I would also like a copy of the letter from Cory’s gm

  4. Annelie says
    18 October 15, 8:54am

    Here is the contact page for CMD Distribution who distributes this film –

  5. Nardia Moses says
    28 May 16, 8:50am

    Please can I have a copy of the verse Corys grandmother read to him. The one he gave to Jax dad

  6. Lisa Wilcher says
    27 August 16, 9:30am

    I have the poem:
    I will lend you for a little time, a child of mine, He said.
    For you to love, though while he lives, and mourn for when he’s dead.
    It may be 6 or 7 years, or 20, 2, or 3
    But will you, til I call him back, take care of him for me?
    You’ll bring his charms to glad in you, and should his stay be brief
    You’ll have his lovely memories, as solice for your grief.
    I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons thought down there, I want this child to learn.
    I’ve looked the wide world over and searched for teachers true
    From the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have selected you.
    Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain
    Nor hate me when I come, to take him home again.
    I fancy that I heard them say, Dear Lord, thy will be done
    For all the joys thy child shall bring, the risk of great will run.

    I hope these words are correct. I listened to the movie and tried to write them down correctly.

  7. 28 August 16, 6:09pm

    Hello all,

    It’s been asked a lot recently, what poem was read from Cory’s grandmother.

    It’s in fact a poem written by Edgar Guest called A Child of Mine.

    We’ve included a copy of the poem below [in full] for you all to enjoy:

    “I’ll lend you for a while a child of mine,” He said.
    “For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead.
    It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
    But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
    He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
    You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.”

    “I cannot promise he will stay; since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
    I’ve looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
    And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have chosen you.
    Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain,
    Nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again?”

    “I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
    For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
    We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,
    And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay;
    But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’ve planned,
    We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!”

  8. Heather says
    17 September 16, 4:37pm

    Loved the messages in this movie, and loved the soundtrack. Is the soundtrack available for purchase? I am in South Africa. Thanks!

  9. Desiree says
    18 September 16, 11:29pm

    Hi Heather, it appears this listing did not have a lot of information at the time it was added. I have fully updated it with links to the soundtrack as well as a trusted “buy now” company. Here is the soundtrack for you.


  10. CONNIE says
    16 January 17, 3:20pm

    which is the song with the beautiful words? I couldn’t find it with a 30 second preview

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