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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
To add drama to the soapbox derby races, screenwriter Corbin Bernsen wrote in a maneuver he termed "butt blast" that supposedly allows the driver to change the momentum of the car, but that in real life would violate the Principle of the Conservation of Momentum. See more »
(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 »
Looks like a pretty good hill for a Soap Box run.
Are you kiddin'? A perfect hill. Perfect slope. Inch for inch almost identical to Akron.
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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 »
Apple pie as they come but a very touching and heartwarming family film. I have no issues with being candy sweet and wishfulness, it takes the brakes off and allows indulgence. A boys pain turns to dreams and determination regarding the soap box derby and along the way he touches the hearts of those around him. A little schmaltzy in the Christian area but a refreshing conclusion with a different set of ideas of what it is to win. It was well paced and very cute but sometimes that is what is needed over cocoa and popcorn, for me anyway. I would imagine kids between 8 - 14 might just enjoy this movie. The boy in me did. It was nice to see Ralph Waite (old man Walton) in the credits as the derby manager, as I said. Apple pie !
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