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Woodlawn (2015)

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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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One Hope. One Truth. One Way (John 14:6)

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements including some racial tension/violence | See all certifications »
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16 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Talento e Fé  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,002,226, 16 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,393,862, 7 February 2016
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Trivia

Caleb's father Jeremiah played cornerback for the Denver Broncos, and he himself went to Alabama as well. See more »

Goofs

Whilst the game scores are correctly shown on the blackboard and at the football fields, the order of the games and dates listed differ to the actual events that occurred in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Tandy Gerelds: Adversity is the crucible for greatness.
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Connections

Featured in One: The Woodlawn Study: Who Is Your Team? (2016) See more »

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surprisingly good
26 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The wife and I watched "Woodlawn" last night. We were surprised that we liked it so much. It's a combination of a sports movie, an anti-racism movie, and a pro-Jesus movie. In most cases, I don't much care for any of the three, because I don't like preachy movies and I don't care about sports itself. But this one really worked for me. It's based on true events. I found myself cheering out loud over a lousy touchdown (I never do that)! I found myself caring about the characters. It doesn't go over-the-top on the anti-racism message - so many movies have one or two token white guys who are decent, while the rest are vicious devils, just to make sure we don't miss the point, because after all we're too stupid to get it otherwise. The pro-Jesus message is there because it is necessary to the plot and the furthering thereof, so you don't feel like your church took you to see it in a van just to keep it from tanking at the box office. And the sports element is - well, OK, any football scenes in any movie are basically 'will he get the ball to the end zone or not?' because that's what sports is. It's a darned inspiring movie is what it is.


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