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Family-Friendly Movie Inspired BY The True Life Story OF Blind Football Player Travis Freeman Comes TO DVD & Digital HD ON January 20, 2015
About 23 Blast:
23 Blast features Freeman, a typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, who is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Freeman shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his Corbin High School team advance to the state playoffs. 23 Blast follows Freeman and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Baker’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.
23 Blast Official Trailer:
One of the most moving and heartfelt feel good movie themes of all times, is the sports hero that rises above the adversity to take it to the next level. For the most part the cream of the crop of this whole subsection of movies has always been the feel good, rise up attitude shown in a football movie.
I do not know what it is about football that inspires such impressive movies, but I do know that once again we have a truly great, feel good movie that is guaranteed to inspire and move you in ways you did not anticipate.
One of the better movies I have seen in years.
Rated: PG-13 (brief drinking of alcohol on school property)
Run Time: 1h 42m
Propeller/FlyBy Promotions have offered my readers a chance to win a copy of 23 Blast on DVD
Open to Canada & US residents 18+ Only
Giveaway Ends 2/21/2015