I just watched the Trailer for 23 Blast. While I am not a sports fan I have stated many times int eh past that I enjoy spots movies. This one is another in the long line of inspirational sports movies. Here is the synopsis of the movie.
23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.
And here is the trailer.
And the Cast
Stephen Lang – Coach Farris
Alexa Vega – Ashley
Mark Hapka – Travis Freeman
Max Adler – Cameron
Kimberly Jo Zimmer – Mary Freeman
Bram Hoover – Jerry Baker
Timothy Busfield – Duncan
Fred Thompson – Coach Powers
Becky Baker – Patty Wheatley
Dylan Baker – Larry Freeman
It looks like a movie full of heart and determination. That is how my defensive coach motivated us in practice he kept telling us that football was all about heart and determination.
The movie will have a limited release according to this schedule.
Limited release October 3, 2014 – Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville, Corbin, Bowling Green) Ohio (Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton)
Wide release October 24, 2014 – New York, Los Angles, Dallas, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Knoxville and more.
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