When his best friend, a championship runner, is killed in a car accident while running home from a party, high school football star CAM STILES suffers a nervous breakdown from the guilt and pain. It also tears apart his relationship with his father, GARY STILES, who also happens to be his football coach. When Cam decides to quit football and join the track team to honor his friend, his former teammates turn against him, too. Eventually, Cam goes for a sub-four that seems impossible and manages to win and lose the race at the same time.
A high school runner tries to run a sub-four minute mile to achieve his dead friend's dream.
Did You Know?
At the end of the movie, the voice-over misquotes the proverb about the antelope and the lion. The speaker substitutes the word "fastest" for "slowest" in the line, "Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve." The full proverb (wording may vary slightly, according to who's telling it) is: "Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you're the lion or the antelope, when the sun comes up you'd better be running." See more