Hometown Legend

Hometown Legend

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Director: James Anderson

Cast: James Anderson, Terry O'Quinn, Lacey Chabert, Nick Cornish

     
 

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Produced by Jerry B. Jenkins of Left Behind and Navigators fame, Hometown Legend tells the story of a small Alabama town where football and faith come together. The downtrodden town has seen better days, and the community's high school is scheduled to close at the end of the year. In honor of the school's final year, the legendary coach of the once

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Produced by Jerry B. Jenkins of Left Behind and Navigators fame, Hometown Legend tells the story of a small Alabama town where football and faith come together. The downtrodden town has seen better days, and the community's high school is scheduled to close at the end of the year. In honor of the school's final year, the legendary coach of the once intimidating football program returns to give the kids another shot at glory. The no-nonsense coach (Terry O'Quinn) not only brings pride back to the team, but gives the town as a whole a glimmer of hope. The same tactics used in football--sacrificing individual goals and rather working for the sake of the team--becomes a metaphor for what the town needs to get back on its feet. Hometown Legend features Lacey Chabert and Nick Cornish. ~ Tracie Cooper

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Based on the book by Left Behind author Jerry B. Jenkins, this moving and inspirational drama is something of a miracle. It is a faith-based film that engages viewers without piling on profanity, sexual situations, and other inappropriate content. It is also a rousing sports drama that scores points for being more concerned with "tradition and pride" than the final score of the big game -- which, refreshingly, is not a foregone conclusion for the underdog team. Terry O'Quinn gives a winning performance as Coach Schuler, who returns to coach the Crusaders -- the once-mighty Athens, Alabama football team that has not had a winning season in 12 years (since the tragic on-field death of Schuler's son). Former Party of Five star Lacey Chabery costars as Rachel, the devout student who prays for God to help the Challengers return to their former glory and save the financially strapped school. Nick Cornish also stars as Elvis Jackson, a troubled newcomer and star player who finds something to believe in other than the college scholarship the teammates compete for. Hometown Legend, like The Rookie, restores one's faith in family films.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
UPC:
0883929031276
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the scenes with Jerry B. Jenkins; Commentary by producer Dallas Jenkins and director James Anderson; Who is Jerry B. Jenkins?; Jerry B. Jenkins literary highlights; Jars of Clay Collide music video; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Terry O'Quinn Actor
Lacey Chabert Actor
Nick Cornish Actor
Kirk B.R. Woller Actor
Ian Bohen Actor
Mary Pat Gleason Actor
Mark McLachlan Actor

Technical Credits
James Anderson Director
Robert Abramoff Executive Producer
Ron Booth Executive Producer
Daniel Cahn Editor
Dan Haseltine Score Composer
Cathy Henderson-Martin Casting
Shawn Hoffman Screenwriter
Joe Hogue Score Composer
Jerry B. Jenkins Executive Producer
Dallas Jenkins Producer
Leslie McRay Executive Producer
Michael Patwin Screenwriter
Mark Petersen Cinematographer
Dori Zuckerman Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hometown Legend
1. Jack's Last Play. [5:25]
2. Giving Back. [3:29]
3. The Cure. [4:33]
4. Number 40. [5:01]
5. Rachel Meets Elvis. [3:35]
6. Punishment. [4:36]
7. Sneaking In. [6:38]
8. Money Mistake. [3:26]
9. Not a Quitter. [5:58]
10. A Crusader. [3:41]
11. First Victory. [5:29]
12. Cut From the Team. [4:05]
13. The Fight In the Dog. [4:00]
14. Football and People Change. [5:00]
15. Miracle Squad. [5:10]
16. Big Kick. [6:15]
17. Like Gale Sayers. [4:50]
18. Something To Say. [3:36]
19. One For the Books. [5:36]
20. Team Rally. [3:39]
21. Let the Bone Roll. [1:18]
22. Last Half To Remember. [2:37]
23. Thanks For Showing Up. [3:14]
24. End Credits. [3:02]

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Hometown Legend 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am glad to see that finally someone is writing and producing decent movies! I hope there will be many more movies like this one.