Run the Race | Full Movie

Run the Race
  • PG
  • 1h 42m
  • 2019
Rotten40%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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From Executive Producers Tim Tebow and Robby Tebow, Run the Race tells the story of two desperate brothers willing to sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother's death and his father's abandonment, Zach (Tanner Stine) finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers' ticket out of town. But when a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, his brother David (Evan Hofer) laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.

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Common Sense Says
Touchdown for faith-based fans; underage drinking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Run the Race is a faith-based high school sports drama with heavy Christian messaging. It follows teen brothers who've endured a lot of hardship (including their mother's death) and are counting on a college athletic scholarship to escape poverty but find their dreams thwarted due to injury. The film is aimed at teens, and -- perhaps to feel authentic -- underage drinking is shown as acceptable and consequence-free. A teen romance is part of the story, but the only passion the two share is discussing God. There are scenes of threats and fighting, and (spoiler alert!) a key character dies. Expect plenty of stereotypes: The movie's black characters all operate in the sports environment, women are caretakers, and male athletes participate in testosterone-driven brawls. Still, from the sports angle, the movie encourages teamwork and perseverance as a way to overcome failure. There are also themes of communication and compassion in the story, which can be taken as a parable, since it plays out biblical lessons. Young sports fans may be excited to see the first film featuring Tim Tebow, who makes a cameo, as does fellow Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Sports, Faith & Spirituality
  • Release Date:February 22, 2019
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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