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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.

Director:

Dylan Baker

Writers:

Bram Hoover (co-writer), Toni Hoover (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... Coach Farris
Alexa PenaVega ... Ashley (as Alexa Vega)
Mark Hapka ... Travis Freeman
Max Adler ... Cameron Marshall
Kim Zimmer ... Mary Freeman (as Kimberly Jo Zimmer)
Bram Hoover ... Jerry Baker
Timothy Busfield ... Jasper A. Duncan
Fred Thompson ... Coach Powers (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Becky Ann Baker ... Patty Wheatley
Dylan Baker ... Larry Freeman
Kevin Cooney ... Coach Burley
Scott Sowers Scott Sowers ... Mr. Marshall
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Dr. Connelly
Crystal Hunt ... Molly
Breanna Dean Breanna Dean ... Young Ashley
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Directorial debut for actor Dylan Baker. See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly considered a goof, Travis Freeman's jersey number is 36 in the first half of the film, and 63 in the last but this is due to him making a positional change requiring his number to change to reflect this (offensive and defensive linemen have to wear numbers between 50 and 79) See more »

Quotes

Coach Powers: Weren't you gonna get me a beverage or sumpin'?
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Written by Toby McKheehan, Christopher Stevens, David Arthur Garcia
Performed by TobyMac (featuring Blanca Callahan)
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23 BLAST is an entertaining and inspiring film for the whole family!
25 October 2014 | by bradpoelSee all my reviews

23 BLAST is an entertaining and inspiring film for the whole family! I typically find inspired-by- a-true-story films to be more engaging…and 23 BLAST definitely delivers on this front. Travis Freeman's story of overcoming extreme adversity would seem impossible if it weren't true. I loved the inspiring themes of perseverance, friendship, family and faith. They apply well beyond the gridiron that serves as the backdrop for 23 BLAST. The production value is high and the acting is believable and engaging in this film. Mark Hapka delivers an amazingly believable performance as Travis Freeman. Stephen Lang is compelling and inspiring as Coach Freeman. Mark Hapka and Bram Hoover (playing Travis's friend Jerry) have great chemistry together as best friends and deliver well on both the humor and emotional elements. Alexa Vega plays friend Ashley very well, adding a nice emotional and romantic touch that balances out the film. After seeing the film, I've enjoyed learning more about the real Travis Freeman, which adds even more to my experience of the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

23 Blast: Blind Faith See more »

Filming Locations:

Corbin, Kentucky, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$337,091, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$549,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$549,185
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