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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.

Directors:

Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin

Writers:

Jon Erwin, Todd Gerelds (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Hank Erwin
Nic Bishop ... Tandy Gerelds
Caleb Castille ... Tony Nathan
Sherri Shepherd ... Momma Nathan
Jon Voight ... Paul Bryant
Joy Brunson ... Johnnie
Lance E. Nichols ... Junior (as Lance Nichols)
DeVon Franklin ... Preacher
C. Thomas Howell ... Shorty
Kevin Sizemore ... Jerry Stearns
Brett Rice ... Whitehurst
Virginia Williams ... Debbie
Brando Eaton ... Morton
Richard Kohnke ... Jeff Rutledge
Jet Jurgensmeyer ... Todd
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A futball hite See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Legendary voice of Crimson Tide football announcer Eli Gold did some of the announcing for the high school games in the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hank: There's something special about you. I can see it. You have a gift. And you have to decide what you want to do with it.
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Soundtracks

Spirit in the Sky
Written by Norman Greenbaum
Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Courtesy of Trans/Tone Productions
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too much of a God thing?
11 January 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee 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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