A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent, and his faith, as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in this inspirational movie based on the true story in 1973 Birmingham, Alabama.
Tony Nathan lands in a powder keg of anger and violence when he joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School after its mandated desegregation. The Woodlawn football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school, and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots. Only after the whole team, white and black, embraces a message of faith and love, giving their lives over to a "better way", does a profound change happen, impacting their school and community in ways no one could have imagined.
Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Mom's Night Out), starring Jon Voight, Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop.