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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 »

Director:

Sean McNamara

Writers:

Jeff Elliot (novel), Howard Klausner
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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements

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The snow scene was shot against a giant green wheat field which acted as a green screen for computer generated snow. It was 82 degrees that day! DP Robert Hayes came up with the idea. See more »

Soundtracks

I Am There (Hoovey Theme)
By Sean McNamara and John Coda
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Is that truly a movie!!!?
30 September 2016 | by lamrSee all my reviews

The movie seems to be more of a Sunday sermon rather than a work of art. It perfectly fits the intentions of preaching the almighty will of god to the infidel and the shaky ones. It replaces the human will, that is normally filled in with many various sources including the belief in super beings with the inevitable and only one source of strength people can get from their gospels' clerics As the movie synopsis goes: "Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And as the preacher would tell: It's all god's will" So that's what happens to the living American dream that is the Midwestern firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife who live with their beautiful, healthy children, family farm, horses, sports, church groups, and all other typical components of that dream. One day though their terrific teenage son Eric "Hoovey" Elliott collapses and is rushed to the hospital, where doctors find a tumor as big as an orange in his brain. This life threatening operation renders Hoovey short of many key capabilities, yet what keeps him going is the faith he has in God not the power of will that would normally be available both for religious and non religious ones


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31 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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