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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 ... 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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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

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Taglines:

Believing makes it possible, Faith makes it real

Genres:

Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements

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Official Sites:

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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cody Linley and Alyson Stoner worked together in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). See more »

Soundtracks

That's How Dreams Are Made
Written by Michael Lloyd, Greg O'Connor
Produced by Michael Lloyd (I)', Greg O'Connor
Performed by 'Gemini Twins'
Courtesy of On Track Music
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Great Movie that Inspires Right Thinking
3 July 2015 | by jaf-27960See all my reviews

Though some of the sports scenes are not as convincing, the story line, interactions and dialog are. This based-on-a-true-story movie takes you on quite a journey that is safe and entertaining for the whole family. It will also challenge you to think more carefully about your life and inspire you to look for, and trust, how providence is working out the direst of circumstances in your, and your family's, life. This movie may not be 100% 'Hollywood quality', but it is very close. The acting, cinematography and screenplay is excellent. Only some of the sports scenes could have used a bit more authenticity, but it is easily overlooked because of the excellence throughout the rest of the movie. Well worth the watch and the purchase!!


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