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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

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

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

16 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A futball hite  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Tandy Gerelds: Adversity is the crucible for greatness.
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Connections

Featured in One: The Woodlawn Study: Leaving a Legacy (2016) See more »

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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 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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