Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

"Godspeed" is an intense, dramatic thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer, a man who claims that if you let go and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 2 more credits »
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When a group of friends come across an abandoned house in the barren desert, what follows is a terrifying tale of evil possession causing the friends to slowly turn against each other.

Director: Mitchell Altieri
Stars: Monty Geer, Evan Crooks, Leore Hayon
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young French martial arts expert who was born and raised in America to Mexican parents has to go to a "very illegal and underground tournament" in China that everyone knows about, in order to avenge the honor of his not dead master.

Directors: Frederick Cipoletti, Alejandro Salomon
Stars: Alejandro Salomon, John Henry Whitaker, Casey O'Keefe
Zoe Gone (2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A detective tries to help a teenager find her kidnapped baby.

Director: Conor Allyn
Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Alexandra Holden, Andrea Bowen
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rocky Balboa has been retired for some time now - living the life of a loser. Meanwhile Tommy has been busy making money and living the life of a champion, until one day, Rocky pays Tommy ... See full summary »

Directors: Alejandro Salomon, Michael A. Tubens
Stars: David Mingrino, Charles Alan Jones, Daniel Cox
A Mother's Rage (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

While on a trip to drop off her daughter at college, Rebecca Mayer's protective mother instincts kick in when they are terrorized on the highway. She will keep her daughter safe - at any cost.

Director: Oren Kaplan
Stars: Lori Loughlin, Kristen Dalton, Shaun Sipos
Key Lime Lie (2008)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A girl's subconscious thoughts are shown throughout a miserable blind date.

Director: Leah Rachel
Stars: Leah Rachel, Alejandro Salomon, Ryan Judd
Triple Dog (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the night of a sleepover, a group of teenage girls venture out in a competitive game of challenging dares. As the antics escalate, and the dares become more extreme, the girls unravel the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide.

Director: Pascal Franchot
Stars: Britt Robertson, Alexia Fast, Scout Taylor-Compton
Reaper I (2014)
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Criminals and a beautiful but cunning hitchhiker battle a supernatural force known as the Reaper.

Director: Wen-Han Shih
Stars: Danny Trejo, Vinnie Jones, Jake Busey
The Thompsons (2012)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores
Stars: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Mackenzie Firgens
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.

Director: Conor Allyn
Stars: Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds, Noel Gugliemi
Ferrari's Big 5 (TV Movie 2015)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Conor Allyn
Stars: Alejandro Salomon
Hyper 5 (TV Movie 2015)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Conor Allyn
Stars: Alejandro Salomon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charlie Shepard
...
Luke Roberts
...
...
Mitch
...
Rebecca Shepard
Hallock Beals ...
Tim
...
Belle (as Lynn A. Freedman)
Ben Loosli ...
James Shepard
...
Oscar
June Eck ...
Lorelei
Bob Pond ...
Lorelei's Husband
Frank Loosli ...
Mr. Sykes
Wendy Young ...
Diner Waitress
Trygg Ramstad ...
Davey Iverson
Jake Moore ...
Kid In Field (as Jacob Moore)
Edit

Storyline

"Godspeed" is an intense, dramatic thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer, a man who claims that if you let go and believe, then his power to heal is very real indeed. Living a hand-to-mouth, blue collar existence with his wife Rebecca and young son, Charlie ekes out a meager living from his "healing" sessions. With his marriage failing, and an old drinking habit coming back to haunt him, his family is brutally murdered by unknown assailants for seemingly no reason whatsoever. Six months later, Charlie has abandoned his former life and the house his family lived in, moving through the days' slow existence more like a ghost than a man. But then a young, mysterious girl named Sarah appears in town, and seeks out Charlie. She will become the link to his family's killings and to the murderers themselves, ultimately leading to tragic, violent consequences for all. "Godspeed" is a film that explores faith, grief, and the... Written by Stanley Orson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Glory Is The Fear See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bloody Revenge - Die Letzte Konsequenz  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah Roberts: There's a darkness bourne of the centuries, bourne of the pain that it takes to live the day. It's long lost on the ages, but it courses through everybody's blood. I guess even mine. Now, after all of this, I've come to wonder why we're so surprised when it wells up and bursts back into the light of our lives - and we've know all along, it's wrapped up in us, dug deep into the fibers of our own flesh. I'd eat it away if I could. We all would. But then, we'd only be half a person, ...
See more »

Soundtracks

First to Say Goodbye
Written & Performed by Lissie
from the album "Lissie"
Courtesy of the artist
© lissie elisabeth publishing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Godspeed is probably best described as a movie in search of redemption.
12 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer. Living hand to mouth with his young son and wife Rebecca, Charlie ekes out a meager living from his ministry in a small Alaskan town. His marriage is failing and an old drinking habit has come back to haunt him and that makes things even worse in his life. Then, just when you thought it couldn't get much worse, Shepard's family is brutally murdered for what seems to be no reason at all.

Six months later, Charlie has abandoned his former life and the house his family lived in. Now he moves through his days' slow existence more like a ghost than a man.

"A Movie In Search of Redemption" Godspeed is probably best described as a movie in search of redemption. Not only do we follow a storyline of redemption in the movie, but at times Godspeed drops in some inappropriate moments that just don't fit with the overall flow. As a result, the scriptwriters seem to be searching for some sort of redemption of their own. While it's easy to forgive an independent film for poor acting, I have a low tolerance for an independent film that feels the need to trash up language and a scene or two, just for the sake of tossing in a string of "f-bombs" or unneeded sex scenes. As a result I say "shame" on the writers of Godspeed for the inclusion of the out-of-place "f-bombs" and the whole bedroom "sexual assault" scene.

They simply were not needed and added nothing to an otherwise brilliant script!

"A Captivating Storyline & Great Film Scenery" This brings me to the storyline and script. Godspeed is a fascinating look at life in the face of grief and what can be a very cruel world. There were even some surprises and plot twists tossed in along the way too! Without spoiling the movie, I must admit I was on the totally wrong track as to whom I thought the killer was until well into the movie! While I said a "shame on you" to the writers for trashing up portions of the movie, I have to applaud Cory Knauf and Robert Saitzyk for throwing an incredible curve ball in this whodunit.

When you can make me say - "Wow! I didn't see that one coming!" - You've made a huge accomplishment.

Godspeed won the Exceptional Artistic Achievement Award in the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival. The award is well deserved. In a Hollywood landscape of computer generated graphics, I must say I was very impressed with the real life filming of the Alaskan landscape. While I initially thought some of the scenery shots were tossed in as padding, I quickly discovered how the beautiful scenery serves as a stark contrast of beauty vs. tragedy in the overall feel of the movie.

Last, but certainly not least, lets talk acting in Godspeed.

While Joseph McKelheer plays an admirable Charlie Shepard, Courtney Halverson who narrates and plays the character of Sarah Roberts really shines and steals every scene she's in. She's a stellar actress and one I hope to see on the big screen in a big way in the future. While it's somewhat of a bit part, it was also nice to see Ed Lauter of The Longest Yard and Seabiscuit fame playing the role of a Fish and Game officer.

All in all, I did enjoy the creativity, suspense, storyline and great scenery shots found in Godspeed.

That's not to say Godspeed should be ignored as an independent movie. Aside from what I've described above as the good points, I also really liked the bracket effect of setting the movie up, and then ending the movie with a flashback to the earlier scene.

Cautiously enjoy the show! Dr. Rus


4 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Really enjoyable Inspired_Dichotomy
opening weekend in LA with Q+A's mgr2000
Great little gem! Mooowah
Good film shankmaker
Discuss Godspeed (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?