UPDATED Trailer: 23 Blast In Theaters October 24th!
23 Blast, the inspiring true story of a high school football player who becomes blind over night, will hit theaters October 24th! More information and the trailer below.
Running time: 98 minutes, *Not Rated
October 3, 2014
23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis 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, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’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.
Limited release October 3, 2014 – Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville, Corbin, Bowling Green) Ohio (Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton)
Wide release October 24, 2014 – New York, Los Angles, Dallas, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Nashville, Knoxville and more.
Stephen Lang – Coach Farris
Alexa Vega – Ashley
Mark Hapka – Travis Freeman
Max Adler – Cameron
Kimberly Jo Zimmer – Mary Freeman
Bram Hoover – Jerry Baker
Timothy Busfield – Duncan
Fred Thompson – Coach Powers
Becky Baker – Patty Wheatley
Dylan Baker – Larry Freeman
Dylan Baker – Director
Gary Donatelli – Producer
Toni Hoover – Co-Writer/Producer
Bram Hoover – Co-Writer/Consulting Producer
Dan Synder – Executive Producer
Misook Doolittle – Executive Producer
Brent Ryan Green – Executive Producer
Jay Silver – Director of Photography
Adri Siriwatt – Production Designer
Michael Hill – Music Supervisor
Matt Mayer – Editor