A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

Director:

Don Handfield

Writer:

Don Handfield (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Presley ... Scott Murphy
Melanie Lynskey ... Macy
Kurt Russell ... Coach Hand
Christine Lahti ... Thelma
Marc Blucas ... Hall
Sarah Wright ... Jenny
Sianoa Smit-McPhee ... Sasha
Drew Powell ... Pierson
Kevin Covais ... Todd
David Scott Diaz ... Coldwater Football Player #64 / Student
James Duval ... Rodriguez
Steve Turner ... Gig
Jacquelyn Evola Jacquelyn Evola ... Krista
Ella Anderson ... Jamie
Bryan Price ... Norman
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Storyline

On the game winning play of the biggest game of his life, the best High School Football player in the nation injures his knee and destroys his dreams of a college and professional career. But fifteen years later, he receives the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to go back and change history. Written by Hannibal Pictures

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Would you give up everything you love for a shot at everything you've ever wanted?

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Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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The 1991 Michigan-Ohio State game was played at Michigan Stadium. It was the Desmond Howard "Hello Heisman" punt return game won by Michigan 31-3. See more »

Quotes

Coach Hand: Gentlemen, some players have talent, others have heart, but tonight I've seen players with talent who I didn't know had any, and others that have heart who I thought only had talent. The quality and standard of your life will not be determined by how well you play football, but by how well you confront adversity. Attitude! Gentlemen, if you keep playing like this I promise you, you will leave this field winners. Get in here.
[Players cheering]
Coach Hand: ... That is what I am talking about.
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Seriously underrated movie
25 August 2012 | by arbargSee all my reviews

My friends tell me I rely too much on IMDb ratings to determine whether a movie is worth watching. Normally I don't bother with anything under a 6.5-ish rating but in a weak moment I decided to watch this anyway (which at the time of writing this review was rated 5.7). I'm usually in agreement with the other voters; but the masses are way off on this one. Touchback is a great movie addressing themes that Hollywood doesn't advocate very often: Seeing purpose in your life, satisfaction with what you have, leaving regrets in the past, second chances, personal reflection, and a reminder that no matter how bleak things appear in a given moment, there are family, friends, and community who care about you.

Yes, there are some cheesy spots, and a few instances of questionable acting, not to mention the high school students/athletes look over 30! But if you can get past the minor flaws, and look to the powerful themes in this movie you will not be disappointed.

Touchback isn't epic (nor does it try to be), but it's certainly not a 5.7! I'd give it a solid 7.5/10. Touchback left me wondering how many other underrated movies I've missed!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,998, 15 April 2012

Gross USA:

$204,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,232
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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