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23 Blast (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, Sport | 24 October 2014 (USA)
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When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Coach Farris
... Ashley (as Alexa Vega)
... Travis Freeman
... Cameron Marshall
... Mary Freeman (as Kimberly Jo Zimmer)
... Jerry Baker
... Jasper A. Duncan
... Coach Powers
... Patty Wheatley
... Larry Freeman
... Coach Burley
Scott Sowers ... Mr. Marshall
... Dr. Connelly
... Molly
Breanna Dean ... Young Ashley


In the prime of his youth, up and coming football star Travis Freeman lost his sight due to a sinus infection caused by a rare disease. Overnight, he became irreversibly blind and had to cope with all the new trials and changes awaiting him. With the love and support of his family and closest friends he learned to push himself to extraordinary heights. Relying on his other senses and his instincts, he did the unthinkable! Displaying unconditional determination he proved nothing could dampen the spirit of a champion! Written by Anonymous

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Vision comes from within.


Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blindes Vertrauen  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,312, 31 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$485,128, 31 October 2014
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Did You Know?


Singer/songwriter Ginny Owens, who wrote & performed "Stumblin'" is blind. See more »


Coach Powers: Weren't you gonna get me a beverage or sumpin'?
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Written and performed by Sloan
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It might not be a complete blast but it's still well worth watching
19 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

These kind of sports movies are a hit or miss with me (no pun intended) the scripts all tend to be more or less the same, so it all comes down to if the director and cast is able to take it beyond the clichés and make you care for the characters.

And 23 BLAST does a pretty good job at that, it does come with a bit of a twist though in as the main football-hero is struck with blindness so I guess that helps to spark a greater interest because it's not exactly a common topic.

The cast are all fine, it has a bit of a TV-movie feel to it but overall yeah a good movie that doesn't get too depressing, in fact it made me laugh a couple times so yeah, it's no REMEMBER THE TITANS or BLIND SIDE but it's well worth seeing.

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