23 Blast on DVD December 9, 2014 starring Dylan Baker, Stephen Lang, Max Adler, Mark Hapka. Fast, free delivery. 23 Blast movie reviews & Metacritic score: When high school football star Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total … | Rating: C and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. |, October 24, 2014 Stephen Lang was known for playing mean or unlikable people, and was Baker's first choice to play the coach with the heart of gold, Willard Farris. 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. He comes out of the procedure alive, but he is now blind. Copyright © Fandango. The three decided to produce the film themselves, and after adding Line Producer, Carrie Holt de Lama, they traveled to Corbin to begin production. While the movie’s Travis struggles with his faith after becoming blind, the real Travis says he faced no such crisis. Regal (Full Content Review for Parents also Available). He is a hero on the football field, known for being an amazing athlete. 23 Blast debuted at the Heartland Film Festival in 2013. 23 Blast - … There is no deviation from the main story line, and things continue to go around in circles, until the last half hour or so when they finally get to the point. [1] Coach Farris strategically assigned Travis the Center position. [7] The project was penned under the original title of Sight Unseen. They may be younger, bigger and sweatier than typical movie critics, but the high school athletes at Football University's Top Gun camp fit the target audience of the film, "23 Blast". [1] The films post-script reads: "For we live by faith, not by sight." It's available to watch. When Baker had trouble finding the right actress to play Travis’ mom, he thought of Kim and asked her to consider the role. [7] After being rushed to the hospital, Travis undergoes surgery to remove the infection and save his life. Touchdown Productions, Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer, Best Netflix Shows and Series To Binge (January 2021), The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now (January 2021), 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime To Watch (January 2021). The site's consensus reads, "The real life story that inspired 23 Blast is undeniably heartwarming — but the movie itself is too predictable and amateurish to recommend." Get unlimited DVD Movies & TV Shows delivered to your door with no late fees, ever. | Rating: 3/5 In the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve, blinding him overnight. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. Where to Watch Trailers Full Cast & Crew. In 1999, the High School Athletic Hall of Fame presented Travis with the first-ever Travis Freeman Award in recognition of his accomplishments.[15]. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. It's available to watch. 23 Blast has a tiny budget and an uninspired script, but the bond between the leads is worth cheering. mumbai bomb blast and firing live video 26th november taj hotel blast india hotel oberoi bomb blast firing Bombay A football field is rectangular, but this movie's is hopelessly square. A line from the film, “How’s that gonna work?” resonated many times, from pre-production in a small town, to the release in 617 theaters nationwide. I asked her better than When the Game Stands Tall? | Rating: 2.5/4 This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. 23 Blast released in select theaters on October 23, 2014, and nationwide on October 24, 2014. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Sign up here. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. They are testing themselves against others, and find in their on-the-field talents a bond that extends beyond the game. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. Stream & Watch Online ... Movies Like 23 Blast. Poster art for "23 Blast." Coming Soon. Basically, I loved the story, Travis Freeman is an inspiration, but the film is a bit of a snooze. 23 Blast 2014 izleyin - Dahlianickole 4258 Dailymotion'da . [6] Travis blindly accepts his life and celebrity as a star football player, but when he loses his sight, he discovers vision on a whole new level. He becomes blind overnight. He called several friends to play crucial roles. When forced to abandon football, Travis’ shallow, cheerleader girlfriend quits on him, and he faces the decision of having to attend the school for the blind away from home. The themes of overcoming obstacles, hope, and hard work are strong in the film. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. His illness left him devastated and almost killed him, until miraculously, with the help of an unorthodox coach and supportive teammates, Travis was able to play again. It was the winner of the 2013 Heartland Film Festival's Audience choice Award for Narrative Feature. Don't have an account? Eventually, Toni approached Dylan about directing the project and he agreed. When a scene for Travis and his parents at Sunday services was added, the Freemans asked their church, Central Baptist Church, for permission to film there. When Baker added a scene of Travis with his parents in church, he went right to the real Travis Freeman to play the part. Travis Freeman's story should be heard by the masses, and I'm glad that I was able to learn many lessons from him. [1] Travis was given antibiotics and sent home. One player, speaking for the group, asked Baker to allow them to leave one morning at 5:30 AM so they would have time to travel to the school and start weight training at 6 AM. [8][13], Director Dylan Baker used his personal network in casting the film. Because of the very rare sinus infection, Travis was rushed into surgery. 23 Blast Family 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. Coming Soon. He becomes blind overnight. 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