Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2012)

Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Sports, Documentary
Keywords athlete, basketball, death, disability, father, father/son, high school, overcoming adversity, perseverance
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Franklin Martin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Skip Connors Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Sam Citron Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tyler Lindsay Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jason Summers Editor n/a 172 7000003
Tyler Lindsay Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Charles Loventhal Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Franklin Martin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Franklin Martin Director n/a 2 2000001
Bill Raftery Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dain Blair Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Julian McMahon Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Kevin Laue Actor Himself 1 1000001
Kevin Laue began fighting for his life before he was even born. With his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck in the womb, Kevin fought back using his arm as a shield. Due to a lack of circulation from the cord, he was born with an arm that ended just below the elbow. Kevin's father, a former athlete and demanding youth coach for his son's teams, had great difficulty accepting Kevin's disability. Four years later, his father died of cancer and Kevin became determined to carry on his family's name and make his father proud by proving that he could be a success-not only in life, but in basketball. By the time Kevin reached the seventh grade, he was 6' 9"; but still unable to make any of the local teams in upscale Pleasanton, California. Distraught by the treatment of her son by the local community, Kevin's mother crossed the tracks to beg the rival high school coach for help. This began a five-year love affair between a black, cross-town rival coach and a white, preppy one-armed basketball player. By the time Kevin was in high school, he was 6' 11" and his work with Coach McKnight began to pay off. His dreams grew bigger and he began to talk of playing Division One college basketball. A serendipitous meeting at an AAU event with opposing coach and filmmaker, Franklin Martin, led to the inception of Long Shot. Over the next four years, Martin chronicled the day-to-day struggles of a teenage boy coming to terms with his need for his deceased father's approval by pursuing his seemingly impossible dream of becoming the first one-armed player in the history of college basketball.