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Flywheel -- Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are repeatedly exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by the masks he wears and lies he tells. While having a classic convertible repaired, Austin begins a humorous and inspiring journey to win ba...

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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Kendrick (story)
Alex Kendrick (story) (written by)
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Release Date:
25 July 2003 (Brazil) See more »
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Tagline:
In every man's life there's a turning point
Plot:
A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A Must-See!! See more (45 total) »

Cast

 
Rosetta Harris Armstrong ... Katie's Sister

Lisa Arnold ... 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

Shannen Fields ... Miss Gardner
David Frasier ... Scott Miller
Shawn Gaines ... Usher #2
Mac George ... George MacDonald
Nancy Goode ... Car Buyer #2
Teresa Goode ... Alma Watts
Tommy Goode ... Car Buyer #1

Tracy Goode ... Bernie Meyers
William W. Haire ... TR3 Owner
Rutha Harris ... Katie Harris
Carla Hawkins ... Ms. Wright
Belle Hess ... Mary Parker
Dawn Hunnewell ... Teacher in Hallway
Rebekah Hunnewell ... Student #3
Richie Hunnewell ... Todd Austin
Bobby Jackson ... Tom Jennings
Jim Jewell ... Car Buyer #3
Renee Jewell ... Winner's Friend
Marc Keenan ... Sam Jones

Alex Kendrick ... Jay Austin
Joshua Kendrick ... Boy Quoting Scripture
Anna Knuckles ... Student #2
Rachel Knuckles ... Student #1
Vicki Knuckles ... Teacher in Room
Treavor Lokey ... Vince Berkley
Jim McBride ... Butch Bowers
Steve Moore ... Dan Michaels
Angela Reynolds ... Money Recipient #1
Ben Roberts ... Himself
Jay Sharpe ... Benny Watts
Michelle Sidhwa ... Misty Land
John Spencer ... Bad Car Salesman #2
Allan Stanford ... Cleatus Beck
Daniel Titus ... Kevin Cantrell
Dawn Westmoreland ... Contest Winner
Greg Westmoreland ... Bad Car Salesman #1
Mark Willard ... Himself
Steve Dapper ... Tow Truck Driver / Greeter (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Kendrick 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Kendrick  story (written by)
Stephen Kendrick  story

Produced by
Lisa Arnold .... associate producer
Barry Carr .... executive producer
Michael Catt .... executive producer
Tracy Goode .... associate producer
John Hemken .... executive producer
Alex Kendrick .... executive producer
Alex Kendrick .... producer
Stephen Kendrick .... associate producer
Daniel Van Cleave .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Kendrick 
Heather Spencer 
Mark Willard 
 
Cinematography by
Tracy Goode 
Alex Kendrick 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Kendrick 
Mark Mitchell 
 
Production Management
Steve Dapper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tracy Goode .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Brian Straka .... foley artist
 

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USA:120 min | Argentina:120 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Though the lot remained open during filming, one side of it's sign was temporarily changed to "Jay Austin Motors", which is seen multiple times in the film. Some people called Mack George asking if he had sold his lot, but the other side of the sign did continue to say "Mac George Motor Cars".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:...Then at least one of us will have our problems fixed.
Max Kendall:You sure have been carrying a heavy load lately. You okay?
Jay Austin:Not really, to be honest. I can not remember the last time I felt like my life was going right.
Max Kendall:So I should pray for you. Maybe you should pray for you.
Jay Austin:I don't know about that.
Max Kendall:Why not?
Jay Austin:I don't think God will listen to me right now.
Max Kendall:What do you mean?
Jay Austin:I mean He knows I'm not an honest man. He knows I'm a lousy husband and father. He knows how selfish and prideful I am. I don't even like myself, Max. I've got friction with almost every person in my life. I owe money to the bank that I don't have.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Facing the Giants (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Everything You AreSee more »

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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A Must-See!!, 12 January 2005
Author: Mommabear-8 from United States

This movie was a great example of how God works. The movie itself is a true to life as it gets for a born-again Christian. Flywheel makes you think, cry, laugh and praise God. This movie was only to be in one theater for a couple weeks, a very limited engagement. However, the response was so great it was held over for a long time and then spread to other theaters, and is now at Blockbuster. It is a great way to spend 2 hours. Although the quality is not what movie-goers are used to, the film more than makes up for that with a great story, awesome music and terrific actors. Within a few minutes you will forget the lack of production quality.

I was not involved in the production of the movie, but I know some that were; these actors, directors, crew and all others involved, sacrificed weeks and months of time and energy to make this film the success it is.

The same production company is now making a new movie, "Face the Giants." The quality has been improved and I look forward to seeing what these talented people have in store for me.

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