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The Ataxian (2015)

Faced with a debilitating, terminal disease, and barely able to walk, one man inspires thousands when he races his bicycle across America in the world's toughest sporting event.

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Zack Bennett (story), Kevin Schlanser (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Bryant Kyle Bryant ... Himself
Sean Baumstark Sean Baumstark ... Himself
Sean Baumstark Sean Baumstark ... Himself
Diane Bryant Diane Bryant ... Herself
Colin Bryant Colin Bryant ... Himself
Mike Bryant Mike Bryant ... Himself
Jennifer Farmer Jennifer Farmer ... Herself
Bob O'Neil Bob O'Neil ... Himself
John Lockwood John Lockwood ... Himself
Dylan Helms Dylan Helms ... Himself
Jennifer Helms Jennifer Helms ... Himself
Jason Helms Jason Helms ... Himself
Sienna Helms Sienna Helms ... Herself
Mike Mellott Mike Mellott ... Himself
Lee Mitchell Lee Mitchell ... Himself
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Unable to walk due to the neuromuscular disorder, Friedreich's ataxia (FA), Kyle Bryant and a team of friends attempt the most grueling bicycle race in the world, The Race Across America (RAAM). The feature-length documentary, "The Ataxian," spotlights a man whose will and determination carry him and his teammates across a continent under almost impossible conditions-an act that sparks others to take action in their own lives. Stunning cinematography exposes raw, unfiltered emotions juxtaposed against the most inspiring landscapes across America. With purity and grace, the film examines the life of a man aggressively living every moment in a race against his own mortality. Written by The Ataxian

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English

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23 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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You Make My Dreams Come True
Written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall (as Daryl F. Hall) and John Oates (as John William Oates)
Performed by Hall & Oates (as Daryl Hall & John Oates)
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Wow!!!
17 May 2016 | by cbrown-28568See all my reviews

Extremely Inspirational Film.

Saw this film at a private screening in Athens, GA and I was blown away. It was an honor to meet Kyle Bryant.

Great documentary that will make you laugh and cry multiple times in 70 minutes.

Right now the film is only showing at festivals and private screenings.

If it is showing near you go see it right away...you wont be sorry.

I have two friends stricken with FA which was my reason for going to the film in the first place. This film teach you about the disease and and organization FARA. Beyond that it inspires you to be a better person. There are so many positive messages in this move that I will go back and watch it time and time again. The soundtrack is also very good. I hope it will be released as well


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