Chasing Racing Dreams
Release Date: October 09, 2009
Starring: Corbin Bleu, Madison Pettis,
Sandra Echeverria, Penelope
Ann Miller, Jesse Moss, Matt
Bellefleur, Tegan Moss, and
Genre: Sports Drama
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 94 minutes
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: William Dear
Executive Producer: David Doerksen
Producer: John Laing, Rob Cowan, Michael
Emanuel, and David Reivers
Writer: Jeffrey Nicholson and Josh
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Meyer Gottlieb, President
Samuel Goldwyn Films
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The story focuses on the friendship between Cale and Justin, two amateur, older teenage racers who have dreamed of turning pro since they were children. The movie opens with Cale, played by Corbin Bleu of the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL movies, forgoing second place in a race to help Justin, whose bike crashed at the final turn.
Cale is a mixed race young man, whose black father abandoned his family, including his white mother and younger sister. Cale and Justin’s rival is Derek, a conceited young man who often bumps other racers to win. Cale’s girlfriend, Crystal, is upset that Cale’s mind only seems set on becoming pro, not going to college.
Cale sees Crystal cheating on him with Derek in Derek’s car. Cale smashes the window and scuffles with Derek. Happily for him, the town sheriff has eyes for Cale’s mother, so he only forces Cale to pay for the window. Cale loses his sponsor, but is able to buy a discarded bike that he can fix.
Cale’s plans to win the spot on the pro tour are sidetracked again when his mother suffers a traffic accident and has to stay home from work in the small diner she owns. Cale will have to rely on his friends in town to fulfill his dreams.
FREE STYLE is an engaging drama about the second most popular racing sport in the U.S., next to NASCAR. The racing scenes are exciting. The low budget sometimes shows, however, leading to serviceable writing and directing. Best of all, FREE STYLE has a strong moral worldview. In fact, Cale prays to God right before the final big race that will determine his future. And, he is ultimately rewarded.
FREE STYLE is an engaging drama about the second most popular racing sport in the U.S., next to NASCAR. The racing scenes are exciting. The low budget sometimes shows, however, leading to serviceable writing and directing. Best of all, despite some mostly light foul language, FREE STYLE has a strong moral worldview. In fact, the hero prays to God right before the final big race that will determine his future.