Backwards (2012)

Backwards
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 29mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords athlete, competition, high school, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sarah Thomas Actor Abi Brooks 1 1000001
James Van Der Beek Actor Geoff 1 1000002
Margaret Colin Actor Mrs. Brooks 1 1000003
Glenn Morshower Actor Coach Spriklin 1 1000004
Alexandra Metz Actor Hannah 1 1000005
Meredith Apfelbaum Actor Susan 1 1000006
Wynn Everett Actor Reba 1 1000007
Alysia Reiner Actor Meghan 1 1000008
David Basche Actor Cox 1 1000009
Ben Hickernell Director n/a 2 2000001
Sarah Thomas Producer n/a 3 3000001
Sarah Thomas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Tony Schneider Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
David Hoffman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Katie McNabb Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Brian Cange Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Frank Thomas Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
James Van Der Beek Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Alysia Reiner Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Sarah Thomas Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Harlan Bosmajian Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Phillip Bartell Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Torn Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Sarah Beers Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
Abigail Brooks has spent her life trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love and normalcy along the way. When she is only named an alternate on the Olympic team, she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother. Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to move on from the rowing life to which Abi's father, a coach, introduced her. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach position at her alma mater, Union High, where her former boyfriend, Geoff, is the head of athletics. Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls, Hannah and Susan, under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race, Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off.