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Run the Race (2018)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 22 February 2019 (USA)
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Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining - but ultimately strengthening - the bonds of brotherhood.


Chris Dowling


Jake McEntire (screenplay), Jason Baumgardner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanner Stine ... Zach Truett
Kristoffer Polaha ... Michael Truett
Evan Hofer ... Dave Truett
Kelsey Reinhardt ... Ginger
Mario Van Peebles ... Pastor Bennet Baker
Mykelti Williamson ... Coach Hailey
Frances Fisher ... Louise
Jake McEntire ... Cody
Caleb Castille ... Dexter
Caleb Emery ... Tank
Gianna Simone ... Dr. Stevens
Eddie George ... Tom
Neva Howell ... Martha
Jaci Velasquez ... Waitress
Rebecca Lines ... Lisa
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Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining - but ultimately strengthening - the bonds of brotherhood.

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The Weight of the World. The Love of a Brother.


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic content and some teen partying. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Another Story
Performed by The Head and the Heart
Written by Kenny Hensley, Josiah Johnson (as Josiah David Johnson), Jonathan Russell (as Jonathan Eric Russell), Charity Rose Thielen, Tyler Williams, Chris Zasche
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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One of the better Christian films I've seen.
4 March 2019 | by JamesLibertySee all my reviews

First of all, I have no idea who is giving this film 1-star reviews. I assume it's being done by people who either don't like Tim Tebow or by people who can't stand Christian culture, because there is absolutely no way that any fair critic would give this movie anything close to a 1-star review.

That said, this is one of the better Christian films that I've seen. Several Christian films I've seen are what I tend to call "too cheesy" or the ending was "too happy". (I'm not a fan of everything always working out in the end -- I don't think that's realistic).

Anyway, my standards for Christian films tend to be pretty low, but at least this one had a somewhat realistic ending and I didn't find myself rolling my eyeballs during scenes, which I sometimes do.

As a male, I could relate to the emotions of two of the film's more disgruntled characters, which I appreciated. As a sports-themed film with several male characters, I thought this film would be more appealing to men -- but so far, females have rated it higher on IMDB than males have... so what do I know?

If I were a secular person watching this film, I might rate it a six or a seven out of ten. As a Christian, I'd probably give it an eight or a nine. (I gave it a nine because the 1-star reviews are obviously bogus and need to be compensated for).

For what it's worth, I thought Passion of the Christ was the best Christian film I've seen. (It didn't have much of a plot, but it was well done). The second best I've seen is "What If..." with Kevin Sorbo... and Run the Race probably takes the #3 spot. Not perfect, but pretty well done -- especially for a Christian film. Enjoy.

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22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Bessemer, Alabama, USA See more »


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$2,161,480, 24 February 2019

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