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Touchback (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 13 April 2012 (USA)
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A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.


Don Handfield


Don Handfield (screenplay)
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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 ... Krista
Ella Anderson ... Jamie
Bryan Price Bryan Price ... Norman


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?


Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destin în prelungiri See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,993, 15 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$204,068, 20 May 2012
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Scott wakes up in his old truck. If the engine runs out of gas the ignition light will come on. when the camera pans to the cluster, the ignition light is off. See more »


Coach Hand: Do you know what the future is Scott? The future is just a bunch of what you do right now strung together. And what you are doing now is giving up. And trust me there is no future in that. Scott, I hope you don't give up this easy in life, because it gets a hell of a lot harder than football.
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Touchback will make you go back and realize what you have
10 October 2012 | by user-498-847621See all my reviews

A high school football quarterback goes back in time and has the choice to change his life. The final game of his high school career crippled him. He could not go to Ohio State to play as the quarterback because of this. He goes back in time and gets the chance to change his life. This movie is very inspirational and makes you look back and realize what you have and could have lost. With the chance to go back and change his life becomes harder than he thought. He sees the girl he will marry later in life and realizes he has to make a choice. He can play the final game differently and stop himself from being crippled and lose his future wife. This movie was very good with a very good life lesson. I thought the movie had a very good meaning. It makes you look back and see what you have right now and could have lost. Its not too touchy feel and a great movie for guys into football. There were a few twists that will keep you interested. They used very good music to go with the scene and had a great setting. It fit the story about a farmer who barely made enough money to support his family. They lived in an old busted up house and he drove an old truck. There weren't a lot of things I didn't like about the movie. Kurt Russell was a great actor for his part. I think he would have played his part better as the grown up Scott Murphy. You didn't get to see him a lot Kurt Russell played as the coach of the football team. As always he was great at playing his role. He was very passionate but I think he would have done better as the grown up Scott Murphy. I didn't like that you barely got to see him though Overall the film was amazing. It has a very good life lesson. It is easy to relate to the characters too. Either you're a high school student with plans about your future, or you're an adult that may or may not have filled your dreams. It touches the hearts of every viewer.

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