TEBOW BROTHERS’ FIRST
THEATRICAL FILM ‘RUN THE RACE’
OPENS IN BOX OFFICE TOP 10
Mykelti Williamson, Frances Fisher, Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer Star,
with Mario Van Peebles and Eddie George,
in Insprining Tale of Two Brothers
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Feb. 25, 2019 – The inspiring new film RUN THE RACE from first-time Executive Producers Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and Robby Tebow opened in theaters nationwide this weekend posting a $2.27 million box office on only 853 screens, and landing at No. 10 among top grossing premiere movies.
“RUN THE RACE is an emotional and heartfelt story about a family overcoming adversity, which resonated with moviegoers this weekend, especially in the heartland,” said Roadside Attractions’ co-Presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff.
“The film stood out as a great live-action alternative for families to see together. Executive Producer Tim Tebow’s enthusiastic and continued support combined with the great cast and filmmaker work helped give this film a special and deserving profile that we hope audiences continue to discover, embrace and recommend to their friends and family,” continued Cohen and d’Arbeloff.
Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.
Zach’s knee injury has one silver lining: a chance to grow close to Ginger, a nurse at the hospital. Just as things get serious, Zach’s doubts about God threaten to tear them apart and so he does what comes natural … run.
RUN THE RACE shows what’s possible when you run to—instead of from—the overwhelming love of God.
RUN THE RACE stars Mykelti Williamson (FENCES, FORREST GUMP) as the boys’ coach, Frances Fisher (TITANIC, UNFORGIVEN) as their surrogate mother, Tanner Stine (NCIS, HBO’s Here & Now) as Zach and Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It) as David. Supporting cast includes Kristoffer Polaha, Mario Van Peebles and Heisman-winner Eddie George, along with many others. From Reserve Entertainment and 10th Leper Productions, the film is produced by Darren Moorman, Jake McEntire and Ken Carpenter; directed by Chris Dowling (WHERE HOPE GROWS); and co-written by McEntire, Dowling and Jason Baumgardner.
“RUN THE RACE is about so much more than football. This is a story about overcoming the hard issues of life, about the power of sacrifice, the power of family and the power of forgiveness,” Tim Tebow said. “I love being a part of a project like this because it will impact lives, inspire hope and even prompt action. When I read the script, I knew this was an important project to get behind.”
“Everyone connected with RUN THE RACE was inspired by a story of two young men facing the weight of the world with the love of a brother,” said Executive Producer Bill Reeves, founder and president of The WTA Group. “We’re so gratified it resonated with theatergoers as well.”
Principal filming on RUN THE RACE was in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Robby and Tim Tebow, executive producers include Bill Reeves, Erik Weir, Trey Brunson and Joe Kosakowski.
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