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23 Blast (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, Sport | 24 October 2014 (USA)
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When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coach Farris
Ashley (as Alexa Vega)
Travis Freeman
Cameron Marshall
Mary Freeman (as Kimberly Jo Zimmer)
Jerry Baker
Jasper A. Duncan
Coach Powers
Patty Wheatley
Larry Freeman
Coach Burley
Scott Sowers ...
Mr. Marshall
Dr. Connelly
Breanna Dean ...
Young Ashley


In the prime of his youth, up and coming football star Travis Freeman lost his sight due to a sinus infection caused by a rare disease. Overnight, he became irreversibly blind and had to cope with all the new trials and changes awaiting him. With the love and support of his family and closest friends he learned to push himself to extraordinary heights. Relying on his other senses and his instincts, he did the unthinkable! Displaying unconditional determination he proved nothing could dampen the spirit of a champion! Written by Anonymous

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Vision comes from within.


Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blindes Vertrauen  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$79,312 (USA) (31 October 2014)


$485,128 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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Singer/songwriter Ginny Owens, who wrote & performed "Stumblin'" is blind. See more »


Ashley: Smile any harder your face'll fall off.
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Written by Toby McKheehan, Christopher Stevens, David Arthur Garcia
Performed by TobyMac (featuring Blanca Callahan)
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23 BLAST is an entertaining and inspiring film for the whole family!
25 October 2014 | by (Franklin TN) – See all my reviews

23 BLAST is an entertaining and inspiring film for the whole family! I typically find inspired-by- a-true-story films to be more engaging…and 23 BLAST definitely delivers on this front. Travis Freeman's story of overcoming extreme adversity would seem impossible if it weren't true. I loved the inspiring themes of perseverance, friendship, family and faith. They apply well beyond the gridiron that serves as the backdrop for 23 BLAST. The production value is high and the acting is believable and engaging in this film. Mark Hapka delivers an amazingly believable performance as Travis Freeman. Stephen Lang is compelling and inspiring as Coach Freeman. Mark Hapka and Bram Hoover (playing Travis's friend Jerry) have great chemistry together as best friends and deliver well on both the humor and emotional elements. Alexa Vega plays friend Ashley very well, adding a nice emotional and romantic touch that balances out the film. After seeing the film, I've enjoyed learning more about the real Travis Freeman, which adds even more to my experience of the film.

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