2 user 2 critic

Game Time: Tackling the Past (2011)

0:55 | Trailer
This family movie stars "Ryan McPartlin" who goes from living in a small town to being an NFL player. When faith has it, Ryan steps away from the game to go back home after his father (Beau... See full summary »





Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

MATT, the son of a prominent witch family, is expected by the Witches Council, to marry his good friend LIZZIE. But when Matt meets SARA, a psychiatrist, his magic fails him and Sara discovers that she suddenly has gained magical powers.

Director: Tosca Musk
Stars: Ryan McPartlin, Azie Tesfai, Damien Bodie
Dance-Off (2014)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two cross-town rival dance teams go head to head for the National Nationals Championship.

Director: Alex Di Marco
Stars: David Burtka, Shane Harper, Finola Hughes
Happyland (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Happyland centers on Lucy, a cynical teenage girl whose mother works as a fairy tale princess in a popular theme park. Lucy explores the reality of growing up and falling in love whilst ... See full summary »

Stars: Bianca A. Santos, Camille Guaty, Shane Harper
Chasing 8s (TV Series 2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Kathryn McCormick, Kayla Radomski, Jayme Rae Dailey
The Passion I (TV Movie 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Creator of the universe in human form makes the ultimate sacrifice for all humanity, offering salvation to all who believe.

Directors: David Grifhorst, Robert Deaton
Stars: Tyler Perry, Jencarlos Canela, Chris Daughtry
The Flight Before Christmas (TV Movie 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two strangers who both happen to be in marketing, share a room at a bed-and-breakfast when a snowstorm strands their flight in Montana on Christmas Eve.

Director: Peter Sullivan
Stars: Mayim Bialik, Ryan McPartlin, Reginald VelJohnson
Dance Off (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Director: Andrew Veluz Resurreccion
Stars: Sabrina Goetti, Marco Andre da Silva, Nadja Wildi
An Apprentice (2015)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An Apprentice is a statement piece about accepting and celebrating that young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder have a place in the work field, and they can excel beyond our expectations.

Directors: Shane Harper, Jacob Patrick
Stars: Sullivan Harper, Jonny Jay, Ei
Living with Fran (2005–2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mother of two ends up falling in love with a man half her age as she tries to make him part of the family.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Ryan McPartlin, Misti Traya
Do It Yourself (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Tells the story of Nick Porter, a 20-something laid-off math teacher who finds himself thrust into the blue collar world when he gets a job at that most American of retail institutions: the big box home supply store.

Director: James Widdoes
Stars: Nicky Whelan, Melora Hardin, Ryan McPartlin
Mother's Day (TV Movie 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Centers on 40-year-old Ella who, in order to successfully navigate through the demanding life of being a mother of three, a lover, a friend and a career woman, constantly lies her way out ... See full summary »

Stars: Debra Messing, Paul Adelstein, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Most Likely to Succeed (TV Movie 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

High school superstars now face life as adults.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Elizabeth Tulloch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones


Credited cast:
Jake Walker
Dean Walker
Sarah Tate
Young Jake Walker (as Austin Stack)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Football Player
Rico Ball ...
JW Russell
Defensive Back
Football Player
PA Announcer
Frank Walker
Field prep crew / Student
Dan Cox ...
Memphis Reporter
Ray D'Alessio ...
Memphis TV Sports Reporter


This family movie stars "Ryan McPartlin" who goes from living in a small town to being an NFL player. When faith has it, Ryan steps away from the game to go back home after his father (Beau Bridges) has a heart attack and find's himself in the hospital. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Parents Guide:





Release Date:

3 September 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


All Things Fade
Written by Jason Ryterband and Richard Devletian
Performed by Up Down Up
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Inspiring with moral lessons
5 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Jake Walker has been a professional football player for ten years, and as exhibition season approaches, his future with the Memphis Monarchs appears to be in doubt because of his bad knee. Nevertheless, he has been setting records since high school and he has tremendous confidence and a conceited attitude every time he gets in front of a camera. And his aggressive and gorgeous agent Candace will make sure he can get whatever he can if he has to go to another team.

In Riverton, North Carolina, Jake's father Frank still coaches the high school team for which Jake and his brother Dean played back when the school won the state championship in 1996. The team isn't that good this year, though Dr. Tate's son Sean is a talented quarterback and would benefit from better players. Sean's father is a team booster who knows of a really good player who, due to problems at home, would like to move in with his aunt who lives in the district. Frank won't go against the rules.

Frank has a heart attack and Dean contacts Jake, who is slow to respond. He hasn't returned home much since high school; in flashbacks we see a game where Jake set a personal record, but alienated his father and brother in the process. Jake thinks they don't want him around, but when he gets the message about his father he returns home quickly. The family thinks he'll stay around for a few minutes and then leave again. But it is true Jake's career depends on his doing just that.

Meanwhile, Dean has a beautiful wife Karen and two children, and he is happy with his life--possibly happier than Jake with all his money and fame. And he is promoted to head coach in place of his father, who is not likely to recover quickly to the point where he can handle coaching full-time.

Sarah Tate is Jake's old girlfriend and a former professional dancer who worked in New York City. She has a son Micah and in addition to teaching performing arts, Sarah coaches the cheerleaders.

Jake has decisions to make. Should he continue his NFL career, or should he help his brother coach the high school team? What about Sarah? And why does Micah not have a father? Might Jake become his stepfather?

This movie is well-done, and it has no offensive content. It is rated TV-G. It is full of moral lessons, including many cases where the right decision will be detrimental to the football team, or to a career, or whatever, but it will be the right decision. The movie stresses the importance of family.

You don't really have to like football, but it helps.

Ryan McPartlin and Catherine Hicks (as his mom) do a good job, and Beau Bridges does a great job. Young Maxwell Perry Cotton stands out and his character ends up making a real difference.

One problem, which would only be of interest to the really picky--regular-season high school football seems to start before NFL exhibition games.

The product placement is a little obvious, but this is a Wal-Mart and P & G family movie.

It's a worthwhile effort.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Meta MIA bfwhalen3
Discuss Game Time: Tackling the Past (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: