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TYSON’S RUN

"Faith Conquers Every Obstacle"

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TYSON’S RUN is an inspiring sports drama, based on the true story of an autistic boy who decides to run a marathon. Tyson’s mother and father are worried about Tyson when he wants to go to public school to learn algebra. Tyson’s father, Bobby, is the head coach of the football team and is recognized as one of the best coaches in the league. However, his tendency towards sports makes him not see eye to eye with Tyson. After attending school, Tyson meets a runner and is determined to prove to his father, and those around him, that he can win an upcoming marathon.

TYSON’S RUN is a heartfelt movie. It brings awareness to some of the struggles that children on the spectrum go through in everyday life. Tyson is bullied in school, but he doesn’t let his haters bring him down. The movie stresses sacrifice and the importance of fatherhood. Forgiveness and faith are on display as Tyson and his parents enter uncharted waters together. TYSON’S RUN has brief foul language and moments of peril. So, Movieguide® advises caution for younger children.

Content:

(CC, BB, L, V, N, A):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Christian, moral worldview with several Christian elements like prayer, going to church and forgiveness, with a strong emphasis on the importance of fatherhood and parenting, a subtle pro-life message, plus the movie champions faith and self-sacrifice

Foul Language:
One use of “Damn it,” one use of OMG, a couple bullies make fun of the boy with autism by calling him “retard” or “retarded,” and a boy in class makes a rude joke about male genitalia in anatomy class

Violence:
Boy with autism is bullied in school, he is physical and verbally picked on, there is an intense sequence where a boy is trapped by a fallen tree and almost drowns but is saved, there is a threat of a miscarriage where blood can be seen on the floor, but the baby is fine

Sex:
No sex, but a boy with autism asks innocent questions about kissing, and two characters kiss briefly, but it’s unclear if they are married

Nudity:
Several instances of upper male nudity, but not in a sexual context

Alcohol Use:
One brief scene where a man is at a bar and drinks hard liquor

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

TYSON’S RUN is an inspiring sports drama, based on the true story of an autistic boy who decides to run a marathon to prove to his father and the world that his disability doesn’t hold him back. TYSON’S RUN is a heartfelt, inspiring faith-friendly movie that brings awareness to some of the struggles that children on the autism spectrum go through in everyday life. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger viewers.

Tyson is homeschooled by his mother until she realizes he can’t learn algebra. Tyson’s father is the head coach of the school’s football team and is considered one of the most successful high-school football coaches in their league. Tyson, who is on the autistic spectrum, can’t play football and, at least to his father’s knowledge, is not athletic.

Despite his father’s hesitancy, his parents decide to send Tyson to public school. Meanwhile, Tyson’s mother learns that she’s pregnant with another child. She doesn’t know how to feel about it, though, because her husband has always wanted a son who can play football.

Tyson is immediately bullied because he is autistic. However, many of the teachers and some of the students show him kindness. After class, he waits on the field for his father to finish football practice. He meets a runner on the track named Aklilu. Tyson’s father notices his son’s able to keep up with the runner for a lap or so.

Tyson begins to find a groove in school and is befriended by Aklilu, who agrees to teach him how to run. Tyson decides he wants to run in an upcoming marathon to prove he can be the son that his dad always wanted.

However, Tyson’s ambition gets him in some scary situations that could be the breaking point for his father. Will Tyson persevere and achieve his dream? Or, will the lack of faith from his father hold Tyson back?

TYSON’S RUN is a heartfelt, inspiring movie. It brings awareness to some of the struggles that children on the autistic spectrum go through in everyday life. Tyson is bullied in school, but he doesn’t let his haters bring him down. The movie stresses sacrifice and the importance of fatherhood. Forgiveness and faith are on full display in TYSON’S RUN as Tyson and his parents enter uncharted waters together. Due to foul brief language and moments of peril, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger viewers.


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