10-year-old Bart Millard lives with his mother and abusive father Arthur in Texas. One day his mother drops him off at a Christian camp where he meets Shannon. Upon his return from camp, Bart finds his mother has left and movers are removing her belongings. He angrily confronts his father, who denies that his abusiveness was the reason she left. Years later, in high school, Bart and Shannon are dating. Bart plays football to please his father, but is injured, breaking both ankles and ending his career. The only elective with openings is music class, so he reluctantly signs up..
The headphone set Bart is wearing at the beginning of the movie was made by Sony, but was not available in 1985. The model he is wearing became available in 1991 as the earpads became smaller. See more »
The version of "Hallelujah" the Glee club was singing in 1991 is based on Jeff Buckley's 1994 rendition. See more »
Let me ask you something Bart, what are you running from?
My dad. He, uh, he...
...he beat you, didn't he? Ya ain't got no poker face kid.
I carry that. I have to live with that, you know. I always will.
Then write about it. Stop running from it. Let that pain become your inspiration.
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This movie was so good that I HAD to review it. I have never had any other movie reach so far down into my soul. Truth is far deeper than fiction. This true story will grab ahold of your heart and soul and shake you to the core! Have you ever seen a 6'3" 280 lb giant man sobbing at a movie? I have. And I was sobbing right along with him. You will be SO glad you watched this movie
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