Seventeen-year-old Dusty Rhodes (Bailee Madison) goes to live with her grandfather (Pat Boone) because both of her Army parents are fighting in the Afghanistan war. Dusty attends a new high school where she makes friends with a group that includes Savanah (Chloe Lukasiak), a girl whose father also served in the Army. Dusty convinces her new friends into forming an equestrian drill team that allows them to perform at rodeos and parades. Dusty's world is turned upside down by the war when her mother's helicopter is shot down in action and she goes missing. To cope with her fear and helplessness, Dusty enlists the help of her grandfather and friends to put on a special riding performance for her parents and all of the soldiers fighting overseas. The entire town turns out in support of the event, and it becomes an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements
Did You Know?
Aidan said if he could take anything from the set, he would have taken Dusty's horse and he wouldn't leave the horse alone in between takes See more
When Dusty is first introduced to the class, one of the students makes a comment, to which Mrs. Preston responds to try to act their age and not their I.Q. as a way of telling them to "grow up." The correct phrase is to act their age and not their shoe size, as their shoe size is usually a lower number than their physical age while, in this case, their IQ would be much higher than their age. In essence, she was telling the student to act less mature, not more mature. See more
Closer Than Before
Written by Maggie McClure and Justin Glasco.
Performed by Maggie McClure.
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