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Flywheel (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 July 2003 (Brazil)
A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosetta Harris Armstrong ... Katie's Sister
... Hillary Vail
Blake Bailey ... Stephanie Ward
Jansen Barnes ... Jeff Stone
Roger Breland ... Mr. Austin
Walter Burnett ... Max Kendall
Michael Catt ... Pastor
John Cochran ... 1st Man on Lot
Carrie Crenshaw ... 1st Woman on Lot
Ashlynn Dapper ... Faith Austin
Janet Lee Dapper ... Judy Austin
Ron Dorminey ... Usher #1
... Miss Gardner
David Frasier ... Scott Miller
Shawn Gaines ... Usher #2
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Storyline

Jay Austin, a dishonest car salesman in lots of debt, comes to a turning point in his life where he becomes a born-again Christian, turns from his dishonest way of business and begins trusting in God to take care of him. Even when things get hard he trusts God, and God provides him with a way to pay off his debt honestly. Written by Elias L.

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In every man's life there's a turning point

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$20,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The hat Jay puts on at the end, unexpectedly ended up being the same one he later wore in Facing the Giants. See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Kevin are talking about getting more money for the cars, Jay says, "Kevin, we're not gonna go that route." But when the same conversation, as recorded by Kevin's hidden camera, is shown on the TV report, he says, "Kevin, I don't wanna go that route." See more »

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Bernie: I'd like to think of myself as hard working man trapped in a lazy man's body.
Vince: I've always thought of myself as a tan bodybuilder stuck in a white chubby man's body.
Jay Austin: Sam, anything we should know about you?
Sam: I'm just a black man in a black man's body, working with a bunch of strange white boys.
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Referenced in Facing the Giants (2006) See more »

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Everything You Are
Written and Performed by Mark Willard
featuring drums by Tim Davis
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A Must-See!!
12 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a great example of how God works. The movie itself is a true to life as it gets for a born-again Christian. Flywheel makes you think, cry, laugh and praise God. This movie was only to be in one theater for a couple weeks, a very limited engagement. However, the response was so great it was held over for a long time and then spread to other theaters, and is now at Blockbuster. It is a great way to spend 2 hours. Although the quality is not what movie-goers are used to, the film more than makes up for that with a great story, awesome music and terrific actors. Within a few minutes you will forget the lack of production quality.

I was not involved in the production of the movie, but I know some that were; these actors, directors, crew and all others involved, sacrificed weeks and months of time and energy to make this film the success it is.

The same production company is now making a new movie, "Face the Giants." The quality has been improved and I look forward to seeing what these talented people have in store for me.


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