A story about a man's personal struggle to victory in the 1971 Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta.

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Cast

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Jim McCormick
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Bonnie McCormick
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Harry Volpi
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Mayor Don Vaughn
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Tony Steinhardt
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Travis
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Skip Naughton
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Bobby Humphrey
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Roger Epperson
Byrne Piven ...
George Wallin
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Rick Winston
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Owen
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Buddy Johnson
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Tami Johnson
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Storyline

Madison, Indiana, 1971. The Ohio river port is in full economic decline, its last pride and obsession being its uniquely town-owned power boat, although the raggedy old donation from a millionaire decades ago never comes close to a win. With his doted son Mike as most devoted fan, air-conditioner repairman Jim McCormick, who had to stop piloting it after a near-fatal accident, devotes all his 'spare' time to it, turning down professional opportunities as that would mean moving, as his wife suggests. Things climax when he realizes the town will either be scrapped from the national racing circuit or host the Gold Cup itself, requiring $50,000 fund raising. Written by KGF Vissers

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A town's future is riding with one man.

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and sports peril | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$268,370 (USA) (22 April 2005)

Gross:

$508,867 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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Trivia

After winning the 1971 Gold Cup, Jim McCormick and the Miss Madison made it 2 wins in a row, when he won the Atomic Cup in Tri City, Washington, three weeks later on July 26, 1971. See more »

Goofs

During the opening shot of Miss Madison making a test run, the driver has a white helmet and in other shots of the same run, the driver has an orange helmet. See more »

Quotes

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Adult Mike McCormick: [narrating] Why is it that everything important that happens to you when you're a kid, happens during the summer? In the summer of 1971 I was ten years old, and the only thing I looked forward to more than the last day of school, was the first day of practice of the hydroplane racing season. You could say Madison kids were born into racing, the same way some folks were born into the oil business or farming.
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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

RIDE THAT RIVER
Written and Performed by Rusty Bladen
Courtesy of River Road Records
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User Reviews

An excellent film.
25 January 2001 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at Sundance 2001.

A feel good movie that's honest. The treatment is respectful and moving. The acting is very good, production value is very good. Good casting. It really captures the essence of the struggles of life along the Ohio in the middle of the 20th Century.

I look forward to seeing it again during the theatrical release.


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