LONG SHOT: THE KEVIN LAUE STORY

Overcoming Your Own Limitations

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Release Date: October 25, 2013

Starring: N/A

Genre: Documentary

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 90 minutes

Distributor: Dutchmen Films

Director: Franklin Martin

Executive Producer: Dain Blair, Julian McMahon,
Charlie Loventhal

Producer: Franklin Martin, Billy Raftery

Writer: Franklin Martin

Address Comments To:

Franklin Martin
Dutchmen Films
500 North Rossmore Avenue, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Telephone: (310) 691-4721
Website: www.dutchmenfilms.com; E-Mail: franklin@dutchmenfilms.com

Content:

(C, BB, LL, V, N, M) Light Christian worldview with strong moral elements, including stressing reconciliation with father, perseverance, courage; 13 light obscenities; basketball court violence; no sex; upper male nudity; no drinking; no smoking; and, playing poker.


Summary:

LONG SHOT: THE KEVIN LAUE STORY is an incredible, compelling documentary about a high school basketball player with only one arm. Anyone facing trials and tribulations should see LONG SHOT to understand that no mater what their limitations are, they can overcome.


Review:

LONG SHOT: THE KEVIN LAUE STORY is an incredible, compelling story of Kevin Laue, who only has one arm yet wants to be a Division One college basketball player. Right at the beginning of the movie, the coach of the number one basketball camp in America says you have to have two hands to play basketball. The movie quotes Kevin’s father, Wayne, who died when Kevin was 10, when he says, “Until you become a man, you’ll never understand the harsh words of a father who wants more for his son than he wants for himself.”



The movie opens with Kevin standing by his father’s grave. He never felt his father was proud of him. Kevin lost his left arm in the womb because the umbilical cord wrapped around his arm, which kept him from being strangled. He’s focused all his life on being a great basketball player. He is tall, thin and athletic, but who wants to give a one-armed basketball player a chance? When Kevin does get a chance, however, he excels. Finally, in a last ditch effort, Kevin goes to a military academy back East known for its basketball program. He almost goes AWOL because the Academy is so difficult, but finally decides to continue. At the end of the year, before he graduates, each of his teammates has a scholarship to a Division One team. Only Kevin hasn’t been picked, even though the coach has called all the best teams personally.



Franklin Martin, the filmmaker, made a great documentary in WALKING ON DEAD FISH. He has done the same here with LONG SHOT. Whereas most documentaries are episodic, Franklin’s tell compelling stories, have wonderful plot points, and are very dramatic



LONG SHOT is a feature film in every respect. Since it’s a documentary, people are recorded saying what they say in real life. And, some of them use foul language. Therefore, caution is required. However, LONG SHOT is the type of movie anyone facing trials and tribulations should see to understand that no mater what their limitations are, they can overcome.


In Brief:

LONG SHOT: THE KEVIN LAUE STORY is an incredible, compelling documentary. Kevin lost his left arm in the womb because the umbilical cord wrapped around it. He’s focused all his life on being a great basketball player. He is tall, thin, and athletic, but who wants to give a one-armed basketball player a chance? When Kevin does get a chance, however, he excels. Finally, in a last ditch effort, Kevin goes to a military academy known for its basketball program. At the end of the year, before he graduates, each of his teammates has a scholarship to a Division One team. Only Kevin hasn’t been picked, even though the coach has called all the best teams personally.



Franklin Martin made a great documentary in WALKING ON DEAD FISH. He has done the same here with LONG SHOT. Since it’s a documentary, people are recorded saying what they say in real life. So, some of them use foul language. Therefore, caution is required. However, anyone facing trials and tribulations should see LONG SHOT to understand that no mater what their limitations are, they can overcome.