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Touchback -- A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.
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Don Handfield (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 April 2012 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Would you give up everything you love for a shot at everything you've ever wanted?
Plot:
A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Works for me all in all a keeper See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Brian Presley ... Scott Murphy

Melanie Lynskey ... Macy

Kurt Russell ... Coach Hand

Christine Lahti ... Thelma

Marc Blucas ... Hall

Sarah Wright ... Jenny

Sianoa Smit-McPhee ... Sasha

Drew Powell ... Pierson

Kevin Covais ... Todd

Scott Goudie ... Football fan

James Duval ... Rodriguez
Steve Turner ... Gig

Jacquelyn Evola ... Krista

Ella Anderson ... Jamie
Bryan Price ... Norman
Austin Ross ... Moss

Kristoffer Ryan Winters ... Phil Pepper (as Kristoffer Winters)

Barney Burman ... Barney
Rocky Rector ... Red Robinson

Toby Murray ... Freshman Kid

Alicia Clark ... Pretty Girl (as Alicia Anne Clark)

Scott Klace ... Spangler

Duke Stroud ... Duke the Foreman

Mark Robert Ellis ... Cuyahoga Head Coach (as Mark Ellis)
Barry Sanders ... Cuyahoga Assistant Coach
Bill Simonson ... Football Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Scott Diaz ... Coldwater Football Player #64 / Student
Kaitlyn Dommers ... Cheerleader

Brian Elles ... Football Player
Melanie Fawn ... Player's Girlfriend

Harrison Flechsig ... Norman's Friend

Charlie Glackin ... Teacher
Johnathan Robert Hart ... Farmer
Lawrence W. Leach ... Elderly couple (as Lawrence Leach)

Linda Linsley ... Football Fan at Tailgate Party

David Lowing ... NFL Commissioner
Michelle Melpolder ... Sideline Photographer
Dawn Ridge ... Football Fan at Tailgate Party
Dennis Rutka ... Opie
Gerald Stewart ... SoyBean Farmer, Band Member, Student, TailGater
Jake Strunk ... Football Fan
David Baldus ... Sideline Reporter (uncredited)

Justin P. Calkins ... Still Photographer (uncredited)
Dawn Garner ... Woman in Diner (uncredited)
Brandon Hoezee ... Coldwater Fan (uncredited)
John C. Hoogeveen III ... Farmer (uncredited)
Darrell Malone ... Coldwater Football Player (uncredited)
Hector Orlandi ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Victoria Schreur ... Student (uncredited)

Ron Shedd ... Football crowd fan (uncredited)
Ryan Sloth ... Jersey Jones - #28 Cuyahoga (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ... Football Fan at Tailgate Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Handfield 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Don Handfield  screenplay

Produced by
Brandt Andersen .... co-executive producer
Derek Beumer .... executive producer
Martin Blencowe .... co-executive producer
Carissa Buffel .... producer
Ryan Bundra .... executive producer
Michael Corso .... executive producer
Rob Cowan .... executive producer
Patricia Eberle .... executive producer
Matthew Fladell .... executive producer
Ted Fox .... co-executive producer
George Furla .... executive producer
Gus Furla .... co-executive producer (as Constantine Furla)
Shannon Gardner .... executive producer
Adam Griffin .... executive producer
Brandon Grimes .... co-producer
Todd Grossman .... co-executive producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Lisa Kearns .... producer
Alexandria Klipstein .... executive producer
Kevin Matusow .... producer
Brian Presley .... producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... executive producer
Scott Robinson .... line producer
Lara Wickes .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
William Ross 
 
Cinematography by
David Rush Morrison 
 
Film Editing by
Debbie Berman 
Ryan Eaton 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
 
Art Direction by
Joshua Stricklin 
 
Set Decoration by
Heidi Mayfield 
Desi Wolff 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Johnston 
 
Makeup Department
Kymber Blake .... key makeup artist
Boutheyna Boots .... special effects makeup lab technician: Proteus FX
Ken Bunprasert .... special effects makeup lab technician: Proteus FX
Barney Burman .... makeup department head
Barney Burman .... makeup designer
Carla Farmer .... key hair stylist
Lora Gianino .... additional makeup artist
Lee Komet .... special effects makeup lab technician: Proteus FX
Tijen Osman .... department head hair stylist
Nick Reisinger .... makeup artist
Jon Shroyer .... assistant makeup artist
Yusuke Tateishi .... special effects makeup lab technician: Proteus FX
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Grossman .... second unit director: Ohio
Brian O'Sullivan .... first assistant director
Derek Rimelspach .... second assistant director: Ohio
Joshua Rubino .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Hugh Cummings .... greensman
Amy Dholakia-Jorand .... graphic designer (as Amy S. Dholakia)
Julie Dugger .... graphic designer
Jason C. Endres .... set dresser (as Jason Endres)
Morgan Gillio .... property master
Nick Handfield .... greensman
Jeff Kennedy .... props: Ohio
Chad Peterson .... property production assistant
Trevor Post .... scenic
Bill Taylor .... assistant property master
Leah Vukovich .... buyer
Trent Weaver .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Dustin Crist .... sound utility
Aaron Eschenburg .... boom operator
Sandy Gendler .... sound designer
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Manuel Gutierrez .... foley artist
Shaughnessy Hare .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicholas James .... adr editor
Erick Jolley .... foley artist
Erick Jolley .... foley editor
Erick Jolley .... foley supervisor
Eric M. Klein .... post sound supervisor
Brandon Loulias .... mix technician
Brandon Loulias .... sound editor
Matt Mulder .... sound mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Martin Quiñones .... adr recordist
Martin Quiñones .... foley editor
Martin Quiñones .... foley recordist
Steve Walter .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Nick Giassullo .... matte painter
Greg Gilmore .... digital compositor: Spy, A Fotokem Company
Benjamin Hawkins .... compositor
Gordon T. Wittmann .... visual effects producer: Spy
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Anderson .... grip
Brett Beimers .... key grip
Micah Y. Bisagni .... camera operator
Arnie Bruinsma .... generator operator
Skinny Ricky Brun .... dolly grip
Beau Chaput .... camera operator
Beau Chaput .... second unit director of photography
Beau Chaput .... steadicam operator
Brent Christy .... best boy electric
Wallace Michael Chrouch .... still photographer
T. Dominic Cochran .... additional camera operator
Chris Coleman .... camera intern
Edwin de Jong .... epk camera operator
Edwin de Jong .... jib operator
Steve Denny .... camera operator
Andy Fortenbacher .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Tyler Garrett .... grip
Glenn Gould .... electrician
Greg Gould .... electrician
Todd Grossman .... camera operator: Ohio unit
Craig Harmer .... camera intern
Andrew Hudson .... additional electrician
Peter Johnson .... second assistant camera
Nate Kolbeck .... first assistant camera
Greg Kort .... camera intern
Brandon Kovatch .... electrician
David Lowing .... gaffer
Lance Mokma .... second assistant camera
Aaron Picot .... digital loader
Matt Ryan .... best boy grip
Don Stover .... additional grip
Brandon Szymczak .... additional grip
John Vinson .... second unit: key grip
Adam N. White .... steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Susan Gulcher .... casting: Ohio Unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Naomi Brown .... shopper
Melinda Colburn .... costume assistant
Laura Corstange .... costume distresser
Alex Craig .... costume assistant
Sandi Gunnett .... key costumer
Brittany Henrickson .... costume assistant
Ashleigh Houska .... costume assistant
Chanae Houska .... costume assistant
Kathy Johnson .... costumer
Ellen Margelis .... seamstress
James Morse .... costumer
Laura Naughton .... shopper
Cat O'Callaghan .... costumer
Daniel Overton .... costume assistant
Stasia Savage .... costumer
Rose Sturgis .... costumer
Nancy Takehara .... key costumer
Tricia Van Gessel .... costume assistant
Brendan Van Stee .... costumer
Valerie Vanderkolk .... costume distresser
Bernadine Vida .... fashion consultant
Teri Wertman .... costume supervisor
Cathrin Wiegandt .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Dillard .... technical supervisor: Digital Post Services
Lee Haugen .... assistant editor
Drew Kilcoin .... first assistant editor
Eric M. Klein .... digital intermediate producer
Toby Martisius .... on-line editor
Ryan Noto .... executive post producer: Digital Post Services
Mark T. Osborne .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Chris Barrett .... scoring stage assistant
Haydn Bendall .... music recording engineer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Tricia Holloway .... music supervisor
Katie Harlow Jones .... music clearance
Jerome Leroy .... composer: additional music
Jerome Leroy .... conductor
Jerome Leroy .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... score mixer
Emir Merzeci .... composer: additional music
William Ross .... orchestrator
Tina Tamura .... music preparation
Axel Tenner .... music preparation
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
Greg Vines .... music editor
Allan Wilson .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Mark A. James .... transportation captain
Jack Jay Reece .... transportation coordinator
Alex Strand .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Hayley Arabia .... business & legal affairs executive
Jax Baker .... assistant production coordinator
William K. Baker .... location manager: Ohio
Molly Bannan .... production assistant
Lauren Beale .... office production assistant
Gabriel Berghuis .... key production assistant
Derek Blacha .... location assistant
Romeyne Cloud .... craft service
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Daniel Culpepper .... location scout
Toriano Cummings .... location assistant
Brandon T. David .... production assistant
Mark Dragovich .... production assistant
Evan Dusseljee .... location assistant
Mark Robert Ellis .... sports coordinator
Mark Engberg .... production assistant
Evan Fiddler .... production assistant
Nicole Flowers .... first assistant accountant
Racheal Floyd .... production assistant
Paul Giorgi .... production accountant
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Kristina Hall .... production assistant: Ohio
Kent Hamilton .... insurance broker
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Beki Ingram .... Production Assistant
Carl Jenkins .... location intern
John Kangas .... production secretary
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Dennis Loring .... payroll consultant
Marvin Martin .... set medic
Aimee McDaniel .... assistant football coordinator
Jessi Moore .... assistant football coordinator
Mitchell Nyberg .... location manager
Margaret J. Orlando .... production coordinator
Anthony Portillo .... production assistant
Evan Rattenbury .... office production assistant
David Roberson .... unit publicist
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development
Mike Sheldon .... assistant football coach
Robert Skrodenis .... football production assistant
Kathleen Soltysiak .... script supervisor
Charles A. Stark .... location assistant
Kristin Stover .... production assistant
Ella Swift .... cheerleading coordinator
Jonathan Tasman .... production assistant
Courtland J. Tell .... production assistant
Cassandra Tiensivu .... utility stand-in
Peter Zarek .... set medic
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements
Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Scott goes back in time, his truck mirrors are small and while he is driving they keep changing size.See more »
Quotes:
Coach Hand:Do you know what the future is Scott? The future is just a bunch of what you do right now strung together. And what you are doing now is giving up. And trust me there is no future in that. Scott, I hope you don't give up this easy in life, because it gets a hell of a lot harder than football.See more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Works for me all in all a keeper, 13 October 2011
Author: Clarks5 from Australia

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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