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Woodlawn (2015)

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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hank Erwin
... Tandy Gerelds
... Tony Nathan
... Momma Nathan
... Paul Bryant
... Johnnie
... Junior (as Lance Nichols)
... Preacher
... Shorty
... Jerry Stearns
... Whitehurst
... Debbie
... Morton
... Jeff Rutledge
... Todd


A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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One Hope. One Truth. One Way (John 14:6)


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some racial tension/violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A futball hite  »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,002,226, 16 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,393,862, 7 February 2016
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Caleb's father Jeremiah played cornerback for the Denver Broncos, and he himself went to Alabama as well. See more »


Whilst the game scores are correctly shown on the blackboard and at the football fields, the order of the games and dates listed differ to the actual events that occurred in 1973. See more »


Tony Nathan: I don't know what kind of insurance salesman you are, but you were born to be a coach. One of the best I've ever had.
Tony Nathan: Someone once told me we all have a purpose. Maybe it's time to start living yours again.
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Written by Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of The MCA Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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too much of a God thing?
11 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

A very hard film to review, a film clearly of the "faith" genre so well produced, acted, directed, cast that it literally pulls at its own leash and tries to cross over into the mainstream.

Also lost in the shuffle is the fact that the "mystery" evangelist who appears out of nowhere and sparks the story fathered two sons who .. big coincidence here.. produced the movie.

A wonderful performance by Voight who frankly we take too much for granted. Compare his work here to Ray Dovovan and you will wonder if you are looking at the same actor.

A film is in many ways the ultimate recipe for a soufflé. Leave it in the oven a few minutes too long and it falls.

The irony is that with a little more judicious editing, a little less preaching, the objective of a true crossover might have been achieved.

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