23 Blast

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama Family
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 98 min
When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage through playing football to step back into the world. 23 Blast is based on the... read more
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When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage through playing football to step back into the world. 23 Blast is based on the amazing, true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve he becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.

Original Release

10/24/2014

US Release

10/24/2014

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Cast

Alexa PenaVega Ashley
Crystal Hunt Molly
Isiah Whitlock Jr. Dr. Connelly
Kevin Cooney Coach Burley
Kim Zimmer Mary Freeman
Mark Hapka Travis Freeman
Bram Hoover Jerry Baker
Stephen Lang Coach Farris
Max Adler Cameron Marshall
Dylan Baker Larry Freeman
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Directors

Dylan Baker

Writers

Bram Hoover, Toni Hoover

Cast

Alexa PenaVega Ashley
Crystal Hunt Molly
Isiah Whitlock Jr. Dr. Connelly
Kevin Cooney Coach Burley
Kim Zimmer Mary Freeman
Mark Hapka Travis Freeman
Bram Hoover Jerry Baker
Stephen Lang Coach Farris
Max Adler Cameron Marshall
Dylan Baker Larry Freeman
Becky Ann Baker Patty Wheatley
Timothy Busfield Jasper A. Duncan / Duncan
Fred Thompson Coach Powers
Angel Laketa Moore Karen
Scott Sowers Mr. Marshall
Breanna Dean Young Ashley
Colby Cornett Young Travis
Caleb VanNorstran Young Jerry
Daniel Jenkins Radio Guy
Tanner Baker Kyle

Producers

Misook Doolittle Executive Producer
Brent Ryan Green Executive Producer
Daniel M. Snyder Executive Producer
Gary Donatelli Producer
Dylan Baker Producer
Carrie Holt de Lama Producer
Bram Hoover Producer
Toni Hoover Producer

Editors

Matt Mayer

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