A Christian film with a sports slant. Former football player, two-time National Champion and Heisman Trophy winner, and present baseball player Tim Tebow puts his weight and name recognition behind the film as an executive producer. It is his first foray into the film world.
Tebow’s brother Robby is also listed as a producer. Interesting that they worked on this together as the backbone of the film is the relationship between two brothers. Art (I use that word loosely) imitating life.
Brothers Zach (Tanner Stine – appeared in episodes of A Million Little Things and Teen Wolf) and Dave Truett (Evan Hofer – appeared in episodes of Lethal Weapon and Modern Family) have not had it easy. Their mother died when they were young and their father Michael (Kristoffer Polaha – appeared in episodes of Ballers and Designated Survivor) turned to alcohol pretty much abandoning them. As such, they brought themselves up with the aid of their godmother, Louise (Frances Fisher – Titanic, Unforgiven).
Both are very good athletes. Dave suffered an injury, so pretty much now cheers his brother on from the sidelines. Zach is a very good football player. An all-state running back. He is hoping to get noticed by university scouts and earn a scholarship, so he and Dave can get out of their small town. Zach has their future on his shoulders.
When he suffers a devastating knee injury, Zach’s future seems shot. He begins a downward spiral without football. Dave, who is a regular church goer, encourages his younger brother to turn to faith while trying to come up with his own plan to get the brothers out of town.
As is the case with Christian films there is no sex, drugs or language here. In that respect it is a film for the whole family. Though not sure younger kids would be interested.
While this is in no way a great film, it is not without value. There is plenty of emotion involved. Though much of it is rather predictable that does not stop it from grabbing your heart. Both of the young actors turn in solid performances in their roles with Tanner Stine showing potential as a teenage heartthrob.
An average film, but certainly not the worst of the slew of low budget Christian films which come out.
-The Heart of Run the Race
-The Making of the Movie
-The Cast Talks