Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.
U.S. soldier Frank Dux has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial arts competition. While trying to gain access into the underground world of clandestine fighters, he also has to avoid military officers who consider him to be AWOL. After enduring a difficult training and beginning a romance with journalist Janice Kent, Frank is given the opportunity to fight. But can he survive?
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Born in America and raised in an Indian ashram, Pitka returns to his native land to seek his fortune as a spiritualist and self-help expert. His skills are put to the test when he must get a brokenhearted hockey player's marriage back on track in time for the man to help his team win the Stanley Cup.
Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently-murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant—the murderers—are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.
After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Cleveland Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! However, they first have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team.
Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.
British tennis player Peter clutches to an embarrassingly low position on the tennis-ranking ladder. Handed a wild card for Wimbledon, he expects it to be his final bow.
A high-definition cinematic experience from Level 1 Productions, Turbo captures mind-blowing moments from the 2008 winter season. Spanning from the Midwest into Quebec, this project features Tanner Rainville, Justin Dorey, Ahmet Dadali and a host of other talented riders.
Absinthe remains committed to documenting these amazing riders with the most timeless and stylish medium: Film. Following up to last year’s question ‘Optimistic?’, Absinthe answers with a crew of riders who overcome obstacles with spontaneity and skill in another full spectrum snowboard film that is down to have some more fun with snowboarding. Ready.
The Burton global team has traveled year round to get to the best snow on earth and during the process of documenting their travels they have created a natural story line that links them together as a team and shows you their season`s journey. Over the course of the 2007-2008 snowboard seasons Burton`s filmmakers and photographers will embark on a project that will provide a unique and imaginative look inside the lives of the world`s most influential riders. This multi-media project will explore the elite men`s Burton Global Team and a handful of top up-and-comers, delving into their lifestyles and personalities. These riders are the face of snowboarding, setting trends and inspiring millions of kids worldwide with the way they ride and the lives they lead both on snow and off.
Rails & Jumps, Backside & Frontside, Filming & Fun, Helis & Sleds, Sushi & Burgers, Freshies & Slush & Ice & Crust & Elephant Snot, It’s all in Apples & Oranges.Alterna Films shakes Apples & Oranges out of the tree, bringing you a film about a crew of international riders brought together for the same mission: to bring their individual talents to the big screen.
For For Right Or Wrong is a documentary feature made in conjunction with Burton Snowboards, which profiles several of the companies sponsored riders in their various snow board disciplines; Pipe, Street, Free Ride and Big Air. A large part of the action takes place around the snowboard wunderkind Shaun White, as he prepares to compete in the 2006 winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. The other various narrative strands follow the different paths of the individual boarders as we see them in action and they talk about why it is they do what they do. The film also introduces Burton Snow Board founder and CEO of Burton, Jake Burton Carpenter.
Six months of skiing action. Lots of snow. Weeks of rain. Sun. Clouds. Fog. Blue Skies. Unforgiving concrete. Untracked landings. Low Pressure. High fives. Triple kinks. Double grabs. Too much speed. Not enough gas. Underrotated. Overtweaked. A chronological portrayal of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the ’06-’07 exactly as it happened. Level 1 brings you, ‘REALTIME.’ Directed by award-winning filmmaker Josh Berman and shot in HD across the globe, Realtime captures the season as it unfolds for a crew of the biggest names and best up and coming talent in skiing. In a winter quite unlike any other to date, Level 1 throws down a fresh new format with their trademark style, and nothing short of the best cinematography in action sports filmmaking.
For the 52nd year, Warren Miller is back—with his best film ever! Join Cold Fusion’s world-class athletes as they embark on exciting adventures to such extraordinary locations as Kenya and Verbier, in search of the bluest skies and deepest powder. Warren Miller’s films have been astounding audiences for half a century—inspiring people of all ages to keep their snowriding dream alive—and this 52nd edition is no exception. Cold Fusion delivers the fiercest line-up of talented athletes as they set out on the most exotic, thrilling expeditions ever. But that’s not all! Witness two astounding never-before-seen world records! Complementing the on-screen excitement, Cold Fusion features a thundering soundtrack with electrifying artists like Dave Matthews Band and Foo Fighters. And of course, Warren Millernarratese the film, bringing you plenty of the wry humor that has made him famous. Cold Fusion is one downhill ride you don’t want to miss!
You can’t have all the things we love like skiing and snow without a good Storm. Follow along as skiers and riders like Seth Morrison, Toby Dawson, Jeremy Bloom, Tanner Hall, and Glen Plake tackle every condition and obstacle in their way head on in order to ski some of the freshest snow around. Warren Miller takes you on a trip from Idaho, California, and Colorado, all the way to Canada, Austria and even to the distant country of Georgia and along the way proves that a good Storm can happen wherever you’re at.
In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and millionaire athletes come together.
Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.
Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.