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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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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

Much of the movie was filmed at a real used car dealer known as "Mack George motor cars". Real car deals were going on in the building during filming, sometimes the audio had to be recorded later since there were other things going on in other rooms or outside. Sometimes When filming a scene outside, if a customer wanted to look at a car, they had to stop filming. In the scene where Jay's on the phone with Judy telling her that Bernie and Vince quit, about 12 feet over from him a car deal was going on which is why he speaks softly. The microphone was just below him, just out of view of the camera. See more »

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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

Jay Austin: Why are you interrogating me? I'm a used car salesman. I sell cars.
Judy Austin: At dishonest prices.
Jay Austin: That's enough. It shouldn't bother you; I make more money when I sell more cars - you benefit from it.
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Awesome movie; Excellent story; A must see!!
27 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is truly one of the best movies ever produced. Hollywood CANNOT do what has been done with Flywheel. What it lacks in production value it makes up for in everything else...and is not even noticed within 3 minutes after the movie opens. "Audiences have been brought to tears and happiness" is right on the box and I have personally watched this movie in a theater with hundreds of people who were shaken from their foundations...and moved to change. Much has been said and written about this movie, and much will be in the future...but one thing is for certain...this movie will thoroughly entertain you as well as cause you to look differently at your situation. Shot completely on location in South Georgia by an independent film company, the heart of the movie is bigger than Hollywood's big budget box office flops and hits. I give this movie an all around "A" for its emotion, storyline, humor and drama. Thanks FLYWHEEL for such a tremendous movie that shows us a world view that is much different than the usual Hollywood slant!


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