From the creators of "Facing the Giants."
Jay Austin (Alex Kendrick) wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are repeatedly exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by the masks he wears and lies he tells. While having a classic convertible repaired, Austin begins a humorous and powerful journey to win back the hearts of his wife (Janet Lee Dapper), his son (Richie Hunnewell) and his community.
In every man's life, there can be a turning point. When Jay Austin takes it, he never looks back. Filmed on location in Albany, Ga., "Flywheel" is an inspiring family movie, surprising audiences with laughter and tears and loved by young and old.
"Flywheel is the first film from the creators of 'Facing the Giants' and 'Fireproof.' Used car salesman Jay Austin (writer/director Alex Kendrick) swindles his customers and teaches his assistant salesmen to do the same ÌÎÌ__ÌÎå«Ì´å but despite the profits, something gnaws at him. When he realizes that his own son doesn't respect him, Austin has a conversion and accepts God into his life. This would be the end of most spiritual stories, but 'Flywheel' finds a warm comedy in the obstacles on the path of righteousness; Austin discovers that being right with God means grappling every day with what it means to be honest. ... Kendrick is just as persuasive as a man struggling to emerge from a joyless life as he is when he's rediscovered his faith but finds it constantly tested. Though 'Flywheel' is forthright about its Christian inspiration, the story is about actually living a moral life, not about abstract spiritual truths. The result is a movie that looks towards heaven, but has its feet on the earth." ÌÎÌ__ÌÎå«Ì´å Bret Fetzer
About the Director
Born in Athens, Ga., Alex Kendrick grew up in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor's degree in communications. He worked as a Christian DJ for two radio stations before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and being ordained into the ministry and serving as associate pastor of media at Sherwood Baptist Church. While at Sherwood, he founded Sherwood Pictures and began writing, producing, acting in and directing feature films. Also co-wrote three novels, one of which made it to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He and his wife Christina currently live on Albany, Ga., with their six children, where he continues to pastor.
- Actors: Alex Kendrick, Rosetta Harris Armstrong, Lisa Arnold, Blake Bailey, Jansen Barnes, Roger Breland
- Director: Alex Kendrick
- Writers: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
- Producers: Lisa Arnold, Alex Kendrick, Barry Carr, Daniel Van Cleave, John Hemken
- Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Studio: Sherwood Pictures
- DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
- Run Time: 120 minutes
- Language: English
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