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Touchback (2011)

 -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  13 April 2012 (USA)
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A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

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Scott Murphy
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Coach Hand
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Thelma
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Hall
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Pierson
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Todd
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Norman
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On the game winning play of the biggest game of his life, the best High School Football player in the nation injures his knee and destroys his dreams of a college and professional career. But fifteen years later, he receives the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to go back and change history. Written by Hannibal Pictures

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Would you give up everything you love for a shot at everything you've ever wanted?

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Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$66,993 (USA) (13 April 2012)

Gross:

$204,068 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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When Scott wakes up and tries to start his truck, the fuel gauge needle can clearly be seen showing a full tank. In the next seen after the truck won't start - a second or two later - the needle is on empty. See more »

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Coach Hand: Gentlemen, some players have talent, others have heart, but tonight I've seen players with talent who I didn't know had any, and others that have heart who I thought only had talent. The quality and standard of your life will not be determined by how well you play football, but by how well you confront adversity. Attitude! Gentlemen, if you keep playing like this I promise you, you will leave this field winners. Get in here.
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Coach Hand: ... That is what I am talking about.
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Works for me all in all a keeper
13 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Mild twists and a touch of Sci-Fi to keep you involved. More important is the off field story. Much more than anything. Apart from The on field twist near the end that I wasn't ready for the off field story is enough to keep you hoping for a magical change. But the reality is enough to make you say 'yes!' at the end.

Very earthy performances from the leads. Believable in every situation. Scott is well cast as an unassuming star,. Kurt Russell adds pulling power to the credits and has not been cast without reference to his ability to play characters we can all relate to.

Scott Murphy's character mirrors the perennially struggling farmers in not only USA but here in my home as well. He portrays admirably the shielded turmoil of men of the land fighting bad turns daily and then gritting , bearing and getting on with the job until all seems lost. Never allow this to impact his optimistic outlook for his children.

Truly credible performance.


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