Frank Shankwitz, an Arizona motorcycle cop with a troubled past, survives a near-fatal accident during a high-speed pursuit. As part of Frank's rehabilitation, police chief Sgt. Eddie Newman asks him to spend time with a terminally ill little boy, Michael, whose dying wish is to be a Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. To Michael, Frank is his hero, and an unlikely friendship is born. The boy inspires Frank to follow a new path, which leads to the creation of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Everyone can be a hero
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Did You Know?
Frank Shankwicz was a consultant on this movie about himself, and convinced local Prescott, Arizona business owners to donate location shots free of charge. Since Arizona has no film credit system, they were on a limited budget, and Frank wanted it shot in his home town. See more
Even back in 1980, a female secretary would not be assigned as a live-in nurse for a male employee. See more
I want to help you. And it's okay for you to accept my help. 'Cause when people need help, you give it to 'em.
But how? I'm just a kid.
You're not just anything. You're, you! You can help people. Remember, if someone needs help, you give it to 'em.
Written by Tommy Marolda
Performed by The Toms
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