Woodlawn | 2015

Drama, Period
When the integration of a high school in 1973 results in a powder keg racism and violence, a Christian outsider tells the football team and coach about Jesus and they are profoundly changed.

Cast

... Hank Erwin

Actor

... Tandy Gerelds

Actor

... Nathan's Mother

Actor

... Paul "Bear" Bryant

Actor

... George 'Shorty' White

Actor

... Jeff Rutledge

Actor

... Johnnie

Actor

... Junior

Actor

... Preacher

Actor

... Jerry Stearns

Actor

... Whitehurst

Actor

... Debbie

Actor

Company

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Cam Trek

Production Company

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Cilantro Uno

Production Company

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Synopsis

Tony Nathan lands in a powder keg of anger and violence when he joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School after its government-mandated desegregation in 1973. The Woodlawn Colonels football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots, and Coach Tandy Geralds is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways. It's only when Hank, an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Geralds to let him speak to the team that something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to the "better way" Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.

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