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I Am Potential (2015)

TV-PG | | Drama | 9 July 2015 (USA)
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A father's journey to help his blind and wheel-chair bound son to overcome impossible odds and allow the world to see his God-given potential.


Zach Meiners


Zach Meiners





Cast overview, first billed only:
Burgess Jenkins ... Patrick John Hughes
Jimmy Bellinger ... Patrick Henry Hughes
Marc Graue ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Jama Williamson ... Patricia Hughes
Judge Reinhold ... Dr. Greg Byrne
Lance E. Nichols ... Charles
Ted Johnson ... Granddad
Callan Wilson ... Jesse Hughes
Drew Shugart Drew Shugart ... Cameron Hughes
Pam Tillis ... Self
Gary Ray Moore ... Dr. Lyons (as Gary Moore)
Bonnie Johnson ... Granny
Kwame Boateng ... Bryce
Phil Russell ... Kevin Howard
Sarah Karjian ... Sarah McClave


A father's journey to help his blind and wheel-chair bound son to overcome impossible odds and allow the world to see his God-given potential.

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According to the credits, the real Patrick Henry Hughes played the piano for the soundtrack of the movie. See more »


Cameron Hughes: Don't you think we're a little old for Easter egg hunts?
Patrick John Hughes: Sure, if you think your too old for candy.
Cameron Hughes: Need any help?
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Photos of Patrick Henry's life appear in the credits. See more »

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Perseverance with a touch of saccharin
1 March 2020 | by 4x4See all my reviews

01MAR2020 {8/10 stars A-} Recommend? Yes; Great family friendly movie with an inspiring story about not quitting or giving up no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Great acting and chemistry among the cast. Patrick seemed a bit saccharin, or unauthentic to me, like a Leave it to Beaver, gee golly, aw shucks sorta way. Based on what is shown in the movie all of the difficulties and hardships experienced by Patrick he just kept smiling and is mostly happy go lucky. No real teenage conflicts shown between Patrick and his parents, brothers, classmates, friends etc.

It could be this was an accurate depiction of Patrick and his personality and mannerisms. I find it hard to believe that there was little to no conflict with Patrick as a child or teenager. Maybe they chose to leave these things out to focus on the overall story of Patrick and how he overcame his disability.

Movie moves along at a good pace that is not too quick or slow. Story line is an easy to understand chronological order without alternating time jumps back or forward. Nice to finally watch a movie in a clear chronological order without any alternating time jumps that may or may not be clearly understood how it fits into the overall movie. Watch all the way through the credits if you want to see real pictures of Patrick and his dad.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Infant Patrick is briefly shown without eyes, in a doctors office waiting room a young girl wants to know what is wrong with young Patrick who has his eyes/face covered with gauze wrapped around his head. Teenage Patrick removes his two artificial eyes and shows them to two boys in the waiting room of a doctors office, artificial eyes shown laying on the palm of Patrick's hand.

{1=F 2=D- 3=D 4=C- 5=C 6=B- 7=B 8=A- 9=A 10=A+}

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9 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Tupelo, Mississippi, USA See more »


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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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