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If I Had Wings (2013)

A policeman father gets a repeat juvenile offender to be a cross country running partner for his blind high school son.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaren Brandt Bartlett ...
Lyle Reginald ...
Ricky Coleman
Billy Bernard
Amy Conrad (as Taylor Russell McKenzie)
Tall Boy
Old Storeowner


Seventeen-year-old Alex Taylor dreams of running for his high school's cross-country team, a dream that's a bit out of reach for this gifted runner as Alex has been blind since the age of two. Determined to run, he practices with his father, Probation Officer Geoff Taylor. Geoff, with additional girth and age working against him, finds he no longer can keep up with his son. He must find a running partner at the school who's fast enough to help Alex make the cross-country team. This help comes from the unlikeliest of sources. Brad Coleman, a schoolmate of Alex's, spends most of his time running from the law. Caught in a pathetic daytime robbery attempt, Brad faces incarceration for repeat offenses. To keep Brad out of jail and in school, Geoff makes a deal and pairs the two boys, opposite in many ways. Despite a rocky start over their many differences, an unlikely friendship forms. Written by Anonymous / edited by statmanjeff

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

December 2013 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

God Gave Me Wings  »

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Jessica Harmon (Mrs McVie) and Bryce Hodgson (Billy) have both appeared in IZombie as Dale Bozzio and Don E. See more »


Every time Alex is injured, he ends up cut and bleeding on his upper left forehead. Odds against repeated accidental injuries always befalling one spot are astronomical. See more »


Brad Coleman: So, is it tough being blind?
Alex Taylor: Is it tough being you?
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Written and performed by Matthew Lockhart, Steven Lockhart, Ryan Loerke, Philip Van Der Wel
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A Blessing in Disguise
12 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful story that makes us feel complete. Besides all problems and difficulties, human beings are put into test. Most of them are able to show their capability to overcome whichever comes as a barrier. This is basically what this movie is about.

As a teacher, I not only recommend it as I use this story to work with my students aiming to show them they can always go beyond they think they can. Moreover, they can see with this example that complaining over silly things won't help them achieve their goals or even make them better people.

Once again, I strongly recommend this movie if you're looking forward to being a better human being. =)

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