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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 »
Genre:
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:
surprisingly good See more (43 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)
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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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Runtime:
USA:120 min | Argentina:120 min
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Trivia:
They used a homemade dolly and camera crane using parts purchased from Home Depot.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:Okay Lord, this is your lot; I will honor You with it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fireproof (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Flywheel ThemeSee more »

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40 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
surprisingly good, 25 February 2005
Author: shanghai777 from United States

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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