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Hoovey (2015)

PG | | Drama | 31 January 2015 (USA)
Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden... See full summary »

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Sean McNamara

Writers:

Jeff Elliot (novel), Howard Klausner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cody Linley ... Hoovey
Patrick Warburton ... Jeff Elliott
Lauren Holly ... Ruth
Alyson Stoner ... Jen Elliott
Charles Robinson ... Coach Wilson
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Donavan (as Brandon Smith)
Alexandria DeBerry ... Annie (as Alexandria Deberry)
Glenn Morshower ... Dr. Kattner
Elise Baughman ... Kristen
Jordan Farris Jordan Farris ... Scooter
Jeffry Elliott Jeffry Elliott ... Rich (as Jeffry Elliot)
Tom Costello Jr. ... Dr. Backus
Stephen Baldwin ... Pastor
Andrew Sensenig ... Mike Roberts
Jim Wise ... Basketball Announcer
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Storyline

Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden Midwest; high school sweethearts, married with two beautiful and healthy children, family farm, horses, sports, church groups, the whole American Dream come true. And one winters day, teenage son Eric "Hoovey" Elliott collapses at high school basketball practice, is rushed to the hospital, and the doctors find a tumor the size of an orange at the base of his brain. They're down to hours-if surgery that risks the boy's ability to walk, talk, and perhaps even survive is not performed immediately, Hoovey's young life will end before it truly even begins. In a grueling 8-hour procedure, the tumor is removed. And he survives. But for the Elliott family, life and dreams will never be the same. Hoovey has to teach himself to walk again, to read again, to even see straight with two unbalanced eyes, covered... Written by James Barnes

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Believing makes it possible, Faith makes it real

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements

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Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Força de Viver See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Patrick Warburton acted in the crash scene as firefighter and father, Jeff Elliott. Making a cameo in the scene alongside Warburton was the real Jeff Elliott, father of Eric Elliot. See more »

Soundtracks

I Am There (Hoovey Theme)
By Sean McNamara and John Coda
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You've Seen This Story In Several Other Forms
26 August 2018 | by rdg45See all my reviews

A feel-good story of an athlete overcoming adversity to succeed when it appeared that it might be impossible. Based on a true story, but probably embellished for the purpose of theatrics which, in this case, works to provide the emotional kick wanted by the book on which the story is based.


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