A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because ...
See full summary »
A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
A down on his luck kid is accused by his principal of having stolen her precious pet parrot. He must work for the local veterinarian to atone for his crime. He's angry at first, but soon befriends the vet and tries to find the real thief.
John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »
A young man in high school moves with his mother to a town in the U.S. Southwest where his father is serving time in a penitentiary. There, he is discriminated against by his peers because he is the son of a convict; this discrimination includes the football coach keeping him on the bench. He receives special training from the ghost of Jim Thorpe, a Native American football star.Written by
Embittered son meets ghostly spirit guide in coming to terms with incarcerated father
While I'm always a sucker for a "Hallmark moment", many folks will find this film a bit too "Disney" for their tastes.
The film does have some interesting angles and is eminently watchable if a bit too "after-school special" in spots.
The idea of a spirit guide in the persona of Jim Thorpe was a nice touch and the coincidental parallels between Thorpe's fall from grace and that of Greg Cima's incarcerated father were consistently interesting.
I also enjoyed seeing Jason Wiles as a high school student in this after seeing his later performances as Officer Boscorelli in "Third Watch"
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this