25 Hill (2011)
G | 1h 48min | Drama | 9 July 2011 (USA)
The story of an 11-year-old boy whose derby dreams are left in pieces when his soldier father is killed in Afghanistan. The boy teams up with a father figure whose own son, a firefighter, died in the line of duty, and the two help each other find redemption and revive the derby.
Apple pie as they come but a very touching and heartwarming family film. I have no issues with being candy sweet and wishfulness, it takes the brakes off and allows indulgence. A boys pain turns to dreams and determination regarding the soap box derby and along the way he touches the hearts of those around him. A little schmaltzy in the Christian area but a refreshing conclusion with a different set of ideas of what it is to win. It was well paced and very cute but sometimes that is what is needed over cocoa and popcorn, for me anyway. I would imagine kids between 8 – 14 might just enjoy this movie. The boy in me did. It was nice to see Ralph Waite (old man Walton) in the credits as the derby manager, as I said. Apple pie !
Director: Corbin Bernsen
Writer: Corbin Bernsen
Stars: Nathan Gamble, Timothy Omundson, Maureen Flannigan
Release Date: 9 July 2011 (USA)
Also Known As: Heart of a Hero
Filming Locations: Akron, Ohio, USA
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.06 GiB
Duration : 1 h 48 min
Overall bit rate : 4 057 kb/s