Talented high school artist David McNeil is desperate to prove himself to his runaway father by winning a state championship basketball jacket even though he has never played organized sports.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Orrigo ...
David McNeil
Eliza Rose Fichter ...
Mary Todd
Robert Shea ...
Harmony Stempel ...
Sarah McNeil
Coach Dan Stephan
Ben Gettinger ...
Eddie Coles
Seth Holbrook ...
Christian Jones
Sara Louise Petersen ...
Carl Joiner
Sean C. Callahan ...
Skater Kid
Katie Martin ...
Zach McQueary ...
Kelly Richards ...
Civics Girl
Scott Hambleton ...
Patrick Tierney ...
Principal Becker (as Pat Tierney)


In this "surprisingly moving piece about teen life" (HBO Screenplay Coverage), talented high school artist David McNeil is desperate to prove himself to his runaway father by winning a state championship basketball jacket. Grueling tryouts, family conflict, and strained friendships are merely the underpainting for David's greatest challenge as he suddenly finds himself in the role of friend and protector of Dribbles - a mentally challenged old janitor and the basketball team's unofficial mascot. With self-confident new girl at school, Mary, as his guiding spirit and artistic muse, David may just find there are more important measures of a man's worth than trophies. This "beautifully written, heart warming, and quite charming" (Republic Pictures Screenplay Coverage) story is one to experience again and again. Written by Thomas Tosi

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Different people prove themselves in different ways.





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Excellent Movie
15 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great film with a lot of emotion. The title of this film is perfect as it is also the name of one of the main characters. I found myself laughing one minute and tearing up the next. This is a must see film that leaves you with an understanding of what is and what is not important in a persons life. This is a film that deals with issues from many directions. You are drawn in from the beginning and find yourself living in a teenagers world. A complicated world at that. The film plays out with many very interesting characters and real life situations. Then finally, a film that has the perfect ending with proper closure. Great job!!! I hope this writer, director continues with more material in the future.

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