Seventeen-year-old Alex Taylor dreams of running for his high school's cross-country team, a dream that's a bit out of reach for this gifted runner as Alex has been blind since the age of two. Determined to run, he practices with his father, Probation Officer Geoff Taylor. Geoff, with additional girth and age working against him, finds he no longer can keep up with his son. He must find a running partner at the school who's fast enough to help Alex make the cross-country team. This help comes from the unlikeliest of sources. Brad Coleman, a schoolmate of Alex's, spends most of his time running from the law. Caught in a pathetic daytime robbery attempt, Brad faces incarceration for repeat offenses. To keep Brad out of jail and in school, Geoff makes a deal and pairs the two boys, opposite in many ways. Despite a rocky start over their many differences, an unlikely friendship forms.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and for language and some suggestive material
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Did You Know?
When reprimanding Tyson after the assault, Mrs. McVie says that what he did was "cruel and unusual". Richard Harmon, who plays Alex, later played the role of William in the film "Cruel and Unusual". See more
Every time Alex is injured, he ends up cut and bleeding on his upper left forehead. Odds against repeated accidental injuries always befalling one spot are astronomical. See more
Julie, is everyone just standing there, awkwardly staring with their mouths hanging open?
We should probably go before they let all the air out of their heads.
Written and performed by Jett Pace See more