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Flywheel (2003)

 -  Drama  -  25 July 2003 (Brazil)
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A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosetta Harris Armstrong ...
Katie's Sister
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Hillary Vail
Blake Bailey ...
Stephanie Ward
Jansen Barnes ...
Jeff Stone
Roger Breland ...
Mr. Austin
Walter Burnett ...
Max Kendall
Michael Catt ...
Pastor
John Cochran ...
1st Man on Lot
Carrie Crenshaw ...
1st Woman on Lot
Ashlynn Dapper ...
Faith Austin
Janet Lee Dapper ...
Judy Austin
Ron Dorminey ...
Usher #1
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Miss Gardner
David Frasier ...
Scott Miller
Shawn Gaines ...
Usher #2
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Storyline

Jay Austin, a dishonest car salesman in lots of debt, comes to a turning point in his life where he becomes a born-again Christian, turns from his dishonest way of business and begins trusting in God to take care of him. Even when things get hard he trusts God, and God provides him with a way to pay off his debt honestly. Written by Elias L.

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In every man's life there's a turning point

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Trivia

In one scene where Jay picks up the phone, on "take one" the phone was in use in the other room, Mac George was talking with a customer. They unhooked the phone for "take two". See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Kevin are talking about getting more money for the cars, Jay says, "Kevin, we're not gonna go that route." But when the same conversation, as recorded by Kevin's hidden camera, is shown on the TV report, he says, "Kevin, I don't wanna go that route." See more »

Quotes

Judy Austin: Should he think you're truthful
Jay Austin: I'm not answering that question.
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Referenced in Facing the Giants (2006) See more »

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Everything You Are
Written and Performed by Mark Willard
featuring drums by Tim Davis
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surprisingly good
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, let's be honest. Low-budget, amateur actors, and a blatant agenda. All this has been commented on. Rather than "getting past" all this, though, I think much of the charm in this movie is in constantly remembering these factors.

I have seen dozens of Christian themed movies done with similar talent, technology and budget. Most are disappointing on more than one level. I'm not enough of a connoisseur to put my finger on it, but something about "Flywheel" transcends the genre. I was moved by several scenes; and the performances, while not stellar, were powerful and real. I was nearly asleep when I started watching, and I was captivated for two hours. Part of what held my interest was my awareness that these are not professional filmmakers or actors; watching them grapple with these roles was a treat, and the result is surprisingly satisfying. Once you take it as a given that the goal is to present a particular message, I think you have to hand it to the Kendricks for handling it like they do. Just real enough to be effective; just sanitized enough to make it completely family-friendly. Nothing, wrong, in my mind, with a rawer approach, but given certain self-imposed limitations, an admirable movie.

Worth the time, worth the rent, worth a second look


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