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25 Hill (2011)

The story of an 11-year-old boy whose derby dreams are left in pieces when his soldier father is killed in Afghanistan. The boy teams up with a father figure whose own son, a firefighter, ... See full summary »

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Thomas Caldwell
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Maggie Caldwell
Ronal Fergeson ...
MIlitary Man #1 (as SFC Ronal D. Fergeson II)
Winston Au ...
Military Man #2 (as SSG Winston Au)
Ken McDonald ...
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Mrs. Banner
Cathy Kondik ...
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James Greilick ...
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Phil Kibbe ...
Jason Gibbs
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Audrey Gibbs
David Gillmore ...
Buddy
Finley Bernsen ...
Young Roy
Stan Barrett ...
Man Helping Young Roy (as Stan Barret)
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The story of an 11-year-old boy whose derby dreams are left in pieces when his soldier father is killed in Afghanistan. The boy teams up with a father figure whose own son, a firefighter, died in the line of duty, and the two help each other find redemption and revive the derby. Written by Anonymous

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Save the Dream, Save the Tradition, Save the Derby!

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Coração de Campeão  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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This movie was written in part to help raise funds and find new sponsors for the Akron Soap Box Derby. Product placements were made for companies making contributions to the Derby. Casting calls were made to gather extras and people to help with production from people living in the Akron, Ohio area. Thousands of people showed up for an opportunity to be in the movie and get their names in the credits. See more »

Goofs

(at around 22 mins) During Trey Caldwell and Roy Gibbs work together on the soap box (in a close-up of their hands as they use the Phillips screwdriver blade of a Swiss Army knife), their watches show different times: Trey's digital watch displays 9:02, Roy's analogue watch 5:51. See more »

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Roy: Course, loosin' mighta had somethin' to do with that funky helmet that you had on.
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In the scrolling ending credits under the heading "Faces of Akron and Taft", the names of 821 people are listed alphabetically in three columns (from 1:45:50 to 1:47:24). See more »

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A good 'family film'
24 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie on one of the U.S. religious cable channels, under the title Heart of a Hero. Best: actor Nathan Gamble... He was very believable and sincere with a script that I suspect most preteens and teens would find difficult (praying, for instance). Very good at crying. Perhaps not quite so good at it as Bobs Watson, but very convincing. Good: The movie promotes a worthy hobby for boys and girls.

Problems: I did not care much for the obvious advertising-- a major vehicle insurance company and others. Not very subtle at all.

Finally, why on earth was this done with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio? When my flat screen re-sized it to fit the screen, the boy and other characters were vertically squashed, making them all looked stunted and overweight. Did this happen because the movie was not shot with movie film, but rather was all digital?


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