Rising from the ashes of media scrutiny and surrounded by critics who are watching every step, waiting for him to fail, Cody Keith finds himself relentlessly chasing his dream to play big ...
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Rising from the ashes of media scrutiny and surrounded by critics who are watching every step, waiting for him to fail, Cody Keith finds himself relentlessly chasing his dream to play big time college football. His family are his biggest supporters and make a sacrifice to move across the country embarking on a journey that will take them far away from their home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Amidst the immense pressure created by bad press, school transfers and college recruiting, Cody Keith finds himself on a personal journey of self discovery and realizes that playing the game for himself is the most gratifying experience he could have hoped for. Written by
The original budget for The Hopeful was $150,000 to follow Cody Keith for his senior year in high school. When Cody decided to do an extra year of prep school, director Brendan Kirsch had to personally finance an extra year of shooting for $100,000 and shoot most of the football himself. The move paid off as the additional year of filming saw Cody Keith break six national passing records in Connecticut. See more »
I watched the movie and thought not of Cody playing football but his opportunity to serve the Lord. He and his family are committed to the practice and followings of our creator. My question is after all the hype of the movie why would Cody not want to transfer to a school where he has a chance at playing D1 starting QB. He is at East Carolina and will never be a starter like his dream. Why sit behind a star when he can become a star. How about some of the new D1 schools starting up? One is at University of NC at Charlotte where he would be a great fit or even Mercer University, Stetson University, Kennesaw State, Houston Baptist University or ODU. Great movie it just looks to me that he has lost his passion for football and may need a new path.
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