Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.


Michael Levine


Bob Burris





Credited cast:
David Henrie ... Cory Weissman
Luke Kleintank ... Brendan Trelease
Beau Bridges ... Coach
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Tina Weissman
Cassi Thomson ... Ally Sullivan
Hannah Marks ... Jess Evans
Chris Kauffman Chris Kauffman ... Dr. Harmon
Myk Watford ... Marc Weissman
Mark Halpern Mark Halpern ... Jeremy Weissman
Jimmy Kaplanges Jimmy Kaplanges ... Basketball Player
James Mathers ... Ed Welch
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.J. Lair C.J. Lair ... Young Cory
Michael Lerner ... Dr.
Alex Loren ... Girlfriend (as Alessandra DeMartino)
Brad Thomason Brad Thomason ... Therapist


Cory Weissman was a high school basketball star who scored 1,000 points and was expected to be a standout athlete at Gettysburg College. Cory is an upbeat, hard-working freshman getting ready to take over as point guard but, at the beginning of his sophomore year, he suffers a catastrophic stroke. Only quick action by his best friend "Pops" and a race to save his life in the athletic training room prevent him from dying. The film chronicles Cory's against-all-odds comeback from this life-threatening stroke with the help of his mother Tina, a physical therapist, as well as the encouragement of both his dedicated basketball coach and his girlfriend, who loves Cory just the way he is. Despite the many challenges he faces--the difficult physical therapy, an emotional break-up with the girl he loves, and dark moments that threaten to consume him--Cory prevails, with the love and support of his best friend, his family, his school and, most importantly, his own indomitable spirit. Written by Anonymous

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The challenge of Cory.
27 December 2020 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

This film is based on true story .Cory Weissman, a very active baketball player suffered a devastating stroke: he wants to recover this former life, to play again basketball : he has then great moments of desperation and impatience, besides his relationship with his girlfriend Ally is complicated.So his rehabilitation is for Cory a great challenge. A pleasant and inspirational story.

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4 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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