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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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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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In the final weeks of filming they had a lot of crises, they lost 30 minutes of edited form, which had to be re done. it was completed 6:30am the day it premiered. 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

Max Kendall: What are you doing in here, bud?
Jay Austin: Complaining to God.
Max Kendall: Well, while you're in here yapping, he's out here working.
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Everything You Are
Written and Performed by Mark Willard
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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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