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Thunderstruck (2012)

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When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, basketball star Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life.

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Coach Amross (as James Belushi)
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Alan
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Mitch
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Isabel
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Assistant Coach Dan
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Connor
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Joe Newall
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Ashley Newell
Randall D. Cunningham ...
W.O.W. Clan member #2
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Math Teacher
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Drillers Basketball Player
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Brie Lybrand ...
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A fun and energetic family basketball movie starring Kevin Durant AS HIMSELF, a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16 year old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. Written by Warner Bros

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NBA superstar Kevin Durant has got game. His biggest fan has none. Things are about to switch!


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Rated PG for mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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24 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kevin Durant said the hardest thing about recording this movie was missing so many shots. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the high school game, the two coaches do a chest bump. As the assistant coach falls away, his jacket lifts up in the back and the wireless microphone receiver is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Coach Amross: What are you doing in uniform?
Brian: I want to try out for the team again.
Coach Amross: Tryouts are over Billy.
Team: Ohhh!
Brian: My name's Brian
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References Hoosiers (1986) See more »

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Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
Written by Joel Francis O'Keeffe, Victor James Wright
Performed by Airbourne
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at least NBA cooperated
17 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Brian Newall is a hopelessly uncoordinated high school kid. He's the joke at his school and the basketball team towel boy. He is ridiculed in front of his crush, new girl Isabel. His hero is Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant. He goes to a game with his father and gets into the shot contest. He fails miserably. When Durant gives him a ball, all of his skills get passed along with it. Brain becomes a great player while Durant can't hit the side of the barn. Coach Amross (Jim Belushi) makes Brian his star player. Durant's agent Alan (Brandon T. Jackson) has a crazy idea of what actually happened.

The kid is a weak actor. He looks fine as a baller which might be the prerequisite for this role. It would be better to get a more fun actor. Durant is a good actor for a basketball player. At least, the NBA cooperated. It's often cheesy to have fake pro teams. The TNT crew is also involved. This could work as a fun Freaky Friday family film but the kid is no rising star. The most fun happens when Durant and the kid try to recreate the freaky switch. Otherwise, it lacks the humor and fun.


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