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Flywheel (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 July 2003 (Brazil)
A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results.

Director:

Alex Kendrick

Writers:

Alex Kendrick (story), Stephen Kendrick (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rosetta Harris Armstrong Rosetta Harris Armstrong ... Katie's Sister
Lisa Arnold ... Hillary Vail
Blake Bailey Blake Bailey ... Stephanie Ward
Jansen Barnes Jansen Barnes ... Jeff Stone
Roger Breland Roger Breland ... Mr. Austin
Walter Burnett Walter Burnett ... Max Kendall
Michael Catt Michael Catt ... Pastor
John Cochran John Cochran ... 1st Man on Lot
Carrie Crenshaw Carrie Crenshaw ... 1st Woman on Lot
Ashlynn Dapper Ashlynn Dapper ... Faith Austin
Janet Lee Dapper Janet Lee Dapper ... Judy Austin
Ron Dorminey Ron Dorminey ... Usher #1
Shannen Fields ... Miss Gardner
David Frasier David Frasier ... Scott Miller
Shawn Gaines Shawn Gaines ... Usher #2
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Storyline

Jay Austin, a dishonest car salesman in lots of debt, comes to a turning point in his life where he becomes a born-again Christian, turns from his dishonest way of business and begins trusting in God to take care of him. Even when things get hard he trusts God, and God provides him with a way to pay off his debt honestly. Written by Elias L.

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In every man's life there's a turning point

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Virada See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

They had thought about having Jay punch the mirror in the bathroom in the scene just before he tears the sign off the wall, but decided not to. See more »

Goofs

When Jay and Kevin are talking about getting more money for the cars, Jay says, "Kevin, we're not gonna go that route." But when the same conversation, as recorded by Kevin's hidden camera, is shown on the TV report, he says, "Kevin, I don't wanna go that route." See more »

Quotes

Jay Austin: I cannot remember the last time I felt my life was going right.
Max Kendall: So I should pray for you. Maybe you should pray for you.
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Connections

Referenced in Facing the Giants (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything You Are
Written and Performed by Mark Willard
featuring drums by Tim Davis
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Unexpectedly good
29 January 2005 | by chrisstoutSee all my reviews

This was obviously a low budget flick and I only picked it out at the video store due to lack of other options. Having never heard of the movie, the description on the back of the DVD sounded OK so I rented it.

I'm not much of a religious man but I found this movie to be heartwarming, philosophical, and entertaining (although the middle was on the edge of boring.) And I disagree with the earlier reviewer who took issue with the movie's description of the flywheel. I don't think the guy said or implied that the sole use of the flywheel is starting the engine. What he said was that the flywheel was bad, which prevented the engine from starting. If he fixed the flywheel he would then fix the car.


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