Touchback (Blu-ray + DVD)
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This movie is definitely worth your money.
The story is simple. Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) is a great quarterback for a small town high school football team that plays the Cinderella role in a state final championship game against a big time high school football team in Ohio. They end up winning the state championship on a great play by Scott, however, Scott gets severely injured, resulting in being crippled for life. We follow Scott for a while, 20 years later on the eve of a big celebration of the state championship, where all players are coming back to town for the 20th anniversary of their win. That is the first part of the movie (about 30 minutes). Scott gets somehow the opportunity to try to live these moments all over again while knowing what will happen. And we are in for 90 minutes of a very intense emotional performance by Kurt Russell, Brian Presley, Melaney Lynskey, and Christine Lahti. The script, the dialogues, the direction are all FANTASTIC. In addition, the football plays are really intense and mostly played by the actors themselves. So you also see great football too.
The movie shows what it takes to become a great person and why you need to make choices in life, you need to stick with them and never show regret. The discussion that Scott has with his mom before the game is for the books. The movie also shows the corruption at the level of recruiting. The Ohio State coach tells Scott not to play (or to ...pay attention tonight because they are sold on him, and most of the players from the other team will be on his team next year) on the eve of the championship game at a dinner, in front of his mother, in order to stay healthy and come to play for Ohio State.Read more ›
The movie opens in 1991 and high school senior and quarterback Scott Murphy (Brian Presley) has it all. He's been voted Mr. Football for the state of Ohio, has been recruited by Ohio State University and is about to play his last high school game. But fate has a different destiny for Murphy.
With seconds on the clock and the possible win of the game, Murphy changes the call of Coach Hand (Kurt Russell) and runs the ball for a touchdown. But as he leaps to the win, two players from the other team catch him in the air and severely break his leg. It's a career ending wound.
Flash forward to Murphy's life 15 years later. Still living in the small Ohio town of Coldwater, Murphy wears a brace on his leg, deals with the pain and is feeling the bite from the recession. Murphy works with his old coach on the volunteer fire brigade. He refuses to take part in helping with the high school team and always bypasses the school reunions. His best high school friend, now a well paid professional player and married to Murphy's high school flame, wants to get together but Murphy refuses.
With a somewhat small field of soybeans to keep his family going, Murphy meets with the bank concerning a loan that they feel should never have been made. Within days all he owns will be on the block. All he needs is two weeks till the crop comes in, but they won't budge.Read more ›
I highly recommend it to those that feel like their life is not going exactly how they wish it would be going. It is a reminder of the lows and highs of life.
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First, let me say that I graduated from high school in 1992. I didn't play football, but there may be a small part of this movie that resonates with me at that specific... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jon B
It was a very touching story on appreciating the life you've been given.Published 7 months ago by Sandra L. Erno
The football coach expresses one of the most important points about any sport or activity. "Do your best and you will leave the field a Winner. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeremiah B Johnson