23 Blast




Film Notes

Running time: 98 minutes, *Not Rated

October 24, 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. 


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


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