A Wrestling Christmas Miracle 2020
1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 15 November 2020 (USA)
An 11-year old phenom wrestler with an undefeated record, Kace Gabriel gives up the sport to write/direct a movie. He believes that if the film makes his best friend, Charlie, laugh on Christmas Day it will awake the boy from a coma. Kace’s dad, Ajax Gabriel, an Olympian wrestler with a mysterious side career, supports his son’s wish, cautioning that the friend may never come out of his slumber. A week before Christmas, the movie is produced – with Ajax and a zany cast of characters starring in it – ready to make all laugh. Ajax departs to Africa, where he headlines The Christmas Coup in the Congo, a wrestling tournament that has him scheduled to return on Christmas, just in time for the movie presentation to Charlie. Instead of all going as planned, however, the sole hard drive containing the movie is stolen by disgruntled, bumbling actors. And The Christmas Coup in the Congo turns out to be a real coup with the overthrow of the country’s communist dictator – and with Ajax being right in the center of it all. Kace and his mother, unable to get in touch with Ajax in the Congo, go on a crazy cat and mouse game in trying to retrieve the movie hard drive that is being held for ransom. What ensues is an inspirational, funny thrill ride, with twist after twist – and a climatic, unexpected ending that could only happen on Christmas.
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.
The Beep Test 2017
La Course Navette (original title)
17min | Short, Drama, Sport | 17 March 2017 (Canada)
Wojtek is a mysterious new student at school. This is why he is a prey designated for Thomas and Philippe, two students in search of entertainment. Not finding the words in front of his assailants, Wojtek will go back to his physical education course to express the substance of his thoughts.
Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987
PG | 1h 54min | Drama, Sport | 24 October 1987 (Japan)
Chuck Murdock is an all American kid living in a sleepy town in Montana. He is the top pitcher of the little league team as well. After taking a tour of a nuclear silo, Chuck decides to quit playing little league until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Boston Celtic Amazing Grace Smith hears about Chuck’s exploits, and decides to do the same thing. Amazing then moves to the young boy’s town to live. More athletes follow suit as well. The town begins to hate Chuck and his family, and this makes Chuck’s father angry. But can one kid’s message make the world listen?
The Match 2019
La partita (original title)
1h 34min | Drama | 27 February 2020 (Italy)
The fate of a championship is being decided on a soccer field, but along with it, the lives of many people who have decided to turn things around are at stake. Be it for money, as is the case of Italo – president of the Sporting team who bet everything he has left on the final result; be it for honor, as is the case of coach Bulla – who has never won a title his whole life; be it for a dream, as is the case of Antonio – the team captain who wants to go pro. Away from the field, the rest of the world keeps living, dying, and showing off its contradictions. But inside the game, time comes to a halt because it’s the most important of all moments.
Jump Ashin! 2011
Fan gun ba! A Xin (original title)
2h 6min | Drama, Sport | 12 August 2011 (Taiwan)
A Taiwanese boy joins gymnastics at school and has talent for it. His mother forces him to stop and help with the family business. He goes on a downward spiral of fighting etc. Hitting rock bottom he decides to pursue his dream again.
When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what’s to lose– the team has nowhere to go but up.
‘Get Ripped’ centers on the encounters of the twenty year old Niko and a personal trainer. Though they meet daily at their gym, contact remains indifferent and silent. As Niko’s efforts yield results, a game of manipulation unfolds. ‘Get Ripped’ exposes the mental decay of a young man set to transform his body.