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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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1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Alex Taylor
Jaren Brandt Bartlett ...
Brad Coleman
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Geoff Taylor
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Sandy Taylor
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Angus Coleman
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Julie
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Mrs. McVie
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Tyson
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Mitchell
Lyle Reginald ...
Ricky Coleman
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Vince Bernard
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Billy Bernard
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Amy Conrad (as Taylor Russell McKenzie)
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Tall Boy
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Old Storeowner

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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

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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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December 2013 (Canada)  »

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God Gave Me Wings  »

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Trivia

The soundtrack song, "If I Had Wings" was written by American Idol 2009 finalist Scott MacIntyre, who is blind. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Geoff Taylor: Hey, says here you go to my son's school. Do you know that?
Brad Coleman: Yeah. I see him around. He's blind, right?
Geoff Taylor: That explains a lot. Hmm. He's also a really cool kid.
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Soundtracks

Counting Raindrops
Written and performed by Debra Scott
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1 May 2016 | by (Brasil) – See all my reviews

If I had wings is an inspiring movie about a blind guy who dreams to run "in the cross country", but to do this, he needs a running partner, where a wonderful friendship begins.

Besides all difficulties, human beings and differences each other, Alex and Brad, the guys overcome all obstacles what touching me, makes me think about my life. Moreover, it is touching the incentive relationship, support and care that the boys receive by their parents, showing how important their presence.

I really recommend this movie because the motivation and the lessons as a teamwork without intent to harm each other, which we must add to our lives.


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