Life changes overnight for Coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.Written by
The movie was filmed in 32 days. While filming the big championship race, one day filming had to be cancelled due to rain. They ended up retreating to a nearby gymnasium where they had a basketball tournament with the cast and crew. The next day was very hot, but they had to make up for lost time. Usually they try to do 5 or 6 scenes per day. That day they had to film 11 scenes which seemed impossible and would require 54 setups, but they got together as a team and prayed about it, and they did succeed. This was a new record for them. When talking about the event, Stephen Kendrick said: "We Started the morning as a team looking at scripture, what God does to do the impossible and he did it." See more »
On the 2nd hospital visit between daughter and father (alone), a tight shot shows the father's bedside table with a water glass, tissue box, then TV remote. A few times, the director cuts to a wider, side-shot and the tissue box moves way over to his right, far from the water glass. See more »
I almost never would give a 10 on a film since I believe that every film could do better, but in this case it is just a really good family film with some great take-a-ways. The acting keeps getting better in their films and the professionalism of the script level is very comparable to any family film produced by Hollywood. The messages and impact was felt deeply by myself. The next day I am still singing the songs in my head and trying to make some differences in my daily life to take advantage of the advise offered in the movie. I can't understand why many people would vote a '1' and then not even do a review, unless they never even saw the film and are just against anything with references to Jesus in a film. I guess that part hasn't changed in over 2000 years!? Go see the film and take someone with you...
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