Monday, September 8, 2014

Hero DVD {Written by Emilee}

Do you love touching sports movies?
I sure do. Remember Rudy?
Well, here is another fantastic movie that highlights fatherhood, sports and playing your best. I'm sure you will enjoy Hero as much as I did...
Check out the trailer at...   
“A TERRIFIC must see movie!  watch it and be inspired!”
-Dove Foundation
Dads are a Superpower
Coming to DVD September 16th

Los Angeles, California- From producers of Alone Yet Not Alone, comes a heartfelt movie about legendary small town baseball coach, Joe Finn (Burgess Jenkins, Remember the Titans, Nashville, The Shunning), who after taking his shot as a scout for the big leagues returns home to discover the damage he's done by leaving his family behind.   Now on a quest to rebuild his relationship with his son David, Joe forms a new baseball league to reinvigorate the underdog little league team his son had been coaching.  Together, as father and son, they try to put away their differences and help bring their ragtag team of ball players, “The Gappers”, to victory.
Burgess, who has a child of his own, was excited about the film.   “This movie really reinforces the importance of fathers in a child’s life.  Sports can be that vehicle to solidify the bond.”  George Escobar, a producer of Hero, wanted to make a movie that highlighted the real value in playing a sport and trying to win.   “I grew up playing sports, and this idea of playing without winners and losers just seems like a missed opportunity to teach the kids how to train themselves to win.  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.  A rival will push you harder than the desire to do your best.”   

In a movie sure to inspire fathers and sons alike, Hero presents an all-star cast including Gregory Alan Williams (In the Line of Fire, The Preacher's Kid), R. Keith Harris (Big Fish), and Mark Joy (The Ultimate Gift).   The film also includes a musical score by Grammy winner, Michael Omartian.  

Synopsis:  A father’s broken relationship with his family fills him with determination to win back the son he left behind.  Reaching out through the game they both love, he deliberately forms a baseball team designed to reconnect both fathers and sons, transforming their town in the process.  The story shows how one good man can lead change in his community for the common good.

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In my opinion:
 This was a solid family film with values and important messages about fatherhood and doing your best. I loved the determination of Joe Finn to get all of the dad's support and involvement with their sons. He wasn't a perfect father but wanted to change. Who is your hero in life? Is it your father? I would hope so as well as your mother. People make mistakes but we can always make a better life for ourselves.

It was a precious moment when all of the dads showed up to practice. The love of baseball was brought back to the town and the support was stronger than ever.

My own dad was always there for me. He attended all of my Cross Country and Track events. He even came to my dance and piano recitals. He always cheered me on even if I came in eighth. We need a hero in our lives, someone who is an example we can look to and emulate. 

I'm grateful for this film and know you will love it too.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


1 comment:

  1. Emilee, thank you for your very kind words about our movie. I'm George Escobar, one of the producers of HERO. We made this movie to encourage parents, especially Dads to be present in their children's lives. If your readers have any questions at all about HERO, or how it was made, please have them post it here and I will comment back. Or they can contact me at Thank you again.


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