5.1/10
4,320
15 user 15 critic

Thunderstruck (2012)

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Prime Video

When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, basketball star Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team, while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life.

Director:

John Whitesell
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Another young boy with 'hoop dreams' finds an old pair of Michael Jordan's sneakers and can suddenly play ball like the greatest player in the world.

Director: David Nelson
Stars: Jascha Washington, Kel Mitchell, Michael Beach
Like Mike (2002)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

Director: John Schultz
Stars: Shad Moss, Jonathan Lipnicki, Morris Chestnut
Rebound (2005)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An acclaimed college basketball coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Director: Steve Carr
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer
Space Jam (1996)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka
Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle
The LeBrons (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

LeBrons is an original animated series from the mind of the NBA's back-to-back champion, four time MVP and pop-culture icon, LeBron James. Much like a modern day "Fat Albert," the series is... See full summary »

Stars: Dempsey Pappion, Michael Bell, Adam McArthur
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Directors: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jake T. Austin, Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director: Steve Carr
Stars: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

To impress a foxy divorcee, ladies' man Nick offers to take her kids on an extended road trip, unaware of the torture he's in for.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
The Suite Life Movie (TV Movie 2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A doctor approaches Zack and Cody and tells them that they would be ideal for the Gemini Project, a massive project studying the effects of twins.

Director: Sean McNamara
Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Director: Mike Mitchell
Stars: Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney
The Game Plan (2007)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durant ... Kevin Durant
Taylor Gray ... Brian
Jim Belushi ... Coach Amross (as James Belushi)
Brandon T. Jackson ... Alan
Larramie Doc Shaw ... Mitch
Tristin Mays ... Isabel
Robert Belushi ... Assistant Coach Dan
Spencer Daniels ... Connor
William Ragsdale ... Joe Newall
Hana Hayes ... Ashley Newell
Randall D. Cunningham Randall D. Cunningham ... W.O.W. Clan member #2
Andrea Frankle ... Math Teacher
Beau Brasseaux ... Drillers Basketball Player
Glen Warner ... Photographer
Brie Lybrand Brie Lybrand ... Isabel's Friend
Edit

Storyline

A fun and energetic family basketball movie starring Kevin Durant AS HIMSELF, a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16 year old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. Written by Warner Bros

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

NBA superstar Kevin Durant has got game. His biggest fan has none. Things are about to switch!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Switch See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$587,211

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$587,211
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team featured in the film contains 3 future NBA MVP players; Kevin Durant 2014 (OKC) Russell Westbrook 2017 (OKC) and James Harden 2018 (HOU). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the high school game, the two coaches do a chest bump. As the assistant coach falls away, his jacket lifts up in the back and the wireless microphone receiver is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Durant: Take this man. You'e gonna make this next shot.
Brian: This is an honour.
Kevin Durant: Thank you man I appreciate that.
Brian: I wish I had your talent.
See more »

Connections

References Hoosiers (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Whatcha Gonna Do
Written by Chris McCamy, Rico Reid, Todd Collins, John Painter
Performed by Fresh Digress
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Truth Will Set You Free
5 August 2013 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

I will preface my review by stating this is not a religious themed movie. It is however a movie that children over the age of 10 may learn a few valuable lessons about life, truly believing in one self, and being honest with not only your self, but with people we come in contact with. One of the key messages embedded in the movie was for people not to pretend they are somebody they are not.

The story evolves around a teenage boy named Brian Newell (Taylor Gray), who is a typical teenage boy who aspires to be as good as his professional basketball idol, Kevin Durant. Kevin Durant plays himself in the movie. (Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley also make cameo appearances as broadcasters in the movie.) Kevin as we know him, is an exceptional NBA basketball star, who is humble about his natural god given talent, and willing to sign everyone's autograph. During one of Kevin Durant's NBA games, Kevin witnesses young Brian failing miserably during the half time intermission trying to sink a basketball at half court. To make Brian feel a bit better about missing his once in a life time shot at being the super star everyone idolizes, Kevin unselfishly signs a basketball for Brian and explains to Brian that "hard work beats talent, when talent does not work hard", and with those words, Brian miraculously inherits Kevin's basketball abilities, and unfortunately for Kevin Durant, he inherits Brian's former lack of ability to sink a basket.

The story then evolves how Brian deals with his new found (and totally unexpected) basketball talent and success with the lovely new girl in town Isabel Sanchez (Tristin Mays). This is a story of a young man "paying a good deed he received from Kevin Durant, forward". There are a few good messages for preteens and teenagers about team work, truth, and friendship, as well as being an entertaining movie for the entire family. It is well worth the watch and at least a plus 5 rating on IMDb.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed