• Woodlawn (2015)


Release Date: October 16th, 2015

PG |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Following government-mandated desegregation in 1973, Tony Nathan (Caleb Castille) joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Ala. As violence and anger erupt in the city, Woodlawn football coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) allows an outsider (Sean Astin) to speak to his players. His message of hope and love leads to a spiritual awakening that inspires star athlete Nathan, his teammates and other members of the community to overcome the hate that surrounds them.

Cast: Sean Astin, Nicholas Bishop, Caleb Castille, Sherri Shepherd, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell, Richard Kohnke, Lance E. Nichols

Director: The Erwin Brothers

Genres: Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Crescent City Pictures, Red Sky Studios

Distributors: Pure Flix Entertainment

Keywords: Family , Brooding , Love , Underdog , Office , 1970s , House , Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film largely succeeds in achieving its modest goals, delivering a feel-good, real-life inspirational story in a mostly engaging fashion. show more

  • 50
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    The whole enterprise is very much a mixed bag, but as films that cater to this audience go, Woodlawn isn’t half bad. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times

    Taking those Hail Mary passes to heart, Woodlawn is a heavily Christian sports drama that almost goes the distance despite adhering closely to the inspirational movie playbook. show more

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