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Spirit of Love: The Mike Glenn Story (2013)

PG | | Family, Sport | 1 August 2014 (USA)
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NBA player Mike "Stinger" Glenn plays himself in this wonderful film inspired by his real life basketball camps for the deaf and hard of hearing. In a unique casting deaf and hard of ... See full summary »








Credited cast:
Michael Adams ... Outside basketball player
Willie Brown Jr. ... Allstar referee
Neil Brown ... Sports Announcer
Abbey Burkholder ... Abby
Claire Burkholder ... Claire
Maddie Burkholder ... Maddie
Ny Kelly Cabs ... Annie Glenn
Jennifer Ross Castor ... Female sportscaster
Cameron Clarke ... Cam
Alex Contiguglia ... Alex
Andrew Contiguglia ... Miners Coach
... Charles Glenn (as Jazz Copeland)
Roger Davis ... Coach Rick
... National Anthem perfomer
Ford Eberlein ... Ford


NBA player Mike "Stinger" Glenn plays himself in this wonderful film inspired by his real life basketball camps for the deaf and hard of hearing. In a unique casting deaf and hard of hearing, and hearing actors work together and deliver a film which is authentic, charming, competitive, and challenging.

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Making Good on a Promise


Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic material and some language including a racial epithet


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Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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14 year old deaf actress Maddie experienced hearing in and under water for the first time during the filming of Spirit of Love through new technology provided by Advanced Bionics. The product is called Neptune. It allowed her to experience the sound of splashing for the first time. See more »

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Great Movie with ASL and Captions finally for teens!
3 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

My pastor brought me to see this movie at a Christian film festival in Houston. I wasn't sure if I would like it but I did. It had characters deaf and hard of hearing like me. Some used ASL and some didn't. Some had aids and some had CI like me. It was very cool to see teens like me. I don't like basketball but I liked this movie because it showed how we as deaf are the same. Best line in movie was coach Robin tells girl that Basketball is the same whether your deaf or not. This is how all people should look at us deaf like we are the same as hearing, cause we are. I thought it was cool that coach Mike knows ASL. I think it is a good lesson when coach Mike gives the bad attitude boy Alexi a second chance and gives him space to figure things out. It was great to see captions on the movie so my friends who are hearing and I could watch together. It is hard with no captions cause I feel dumb when I don't know what is going on. But not with Spirit of Love.I can't wait to see this movie again cause it has something for deaf and hearing. I want to watch again with my friends who didn't get to come. It was great for everyone. It was funny when coach made the boys wear stuff in their hair like girls. Movie shows we are all the same. If we work hard we can do some things we don't get chance to. I liked scene at lake and dance.

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