• 23 Blast (2014)

23 Blast

Release Date: October 3rd, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight. With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.

Cast: Stephen Lang, Alexa PenaVega, Mark Hapka, Max Adler, Kim Zimmer, Bram Hoover, Timothy Busfield, Fred Dalton Thompson

Director: Dylan Baker

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Ocean Avenue Entertainment

Keywords: Office , School , Hospital , Emotional , Family , Friendship , Small town , 1990s , Best friend , Inspiring , Pursuit , Love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    There’s the sense here that living in a tiny community can either make you bigger or smaller, and in 23 Blast we see both types, from the petty to the stoic and self-reliant. show more

  • 63
    Bill ZweckerChicago Sun-Times

    The message of inspiration is strong and certainly qualifies as solid family entertainment. I only wish there were fewer trite truisms scattered throughout the script and less predictable dialogue for the solid troupe of actors to deliver. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Stepping behind the camera, versatile actor Dylan Baker makes an assured directorial debut, drawing spirited performances from his seasoned cast while mainly steering clear of the usual, treacly movie-of-the week conventions that often go with the territory. show more

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