The Last Champion

The Last Champion

By Glenn Withrow

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2020-12-08
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: Glenn Withrow
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99

Description

John Wright was a hometown hero – the powerful star of his high school wrestling team and a promising Olympian. He could have had it all... but one bad decision destroyed his dreams and forced him to leave under a cloud of scandal that has haunted him ever since. Twenty years later, John returns to his small town after his mother's death, hoping to save his family home from foreclosure. His icy reception proves that his former friends and neighbors still haven't forgiven him for letting them down. Unexpectedly, John gets the opportunity to turn everything around– by coaching his high school's wrestling team. There he meets Michael, a talented underdog with a troubled home life who faces a vicious opponent out to destroy him both on and off the mat. Can John become the leader the team and Michael needs, or will he lose himself to the dark demons of his past? The Last Champion is an inspirational family sports drama that will have you believing in second chances. Beautifully photographed in the Pacific Northwest, it's a story about faith, loss and redemption starring Cole Hauser (Yellowstone), Hallie Todd (Lizzie McGuire), Randall Batinkoff (X-Men: First Class), and Peter Onorati (This is Us). The film is directed, produced, and co-written by actor Glenn Withrow (The Outsiders).

Reviews

  • TV movie

    2
    By Wiredfm2002
    Never should have been a movie at the theater. Nothing special about it. Typical religious feeling, the Christian town pulling together to help a man and another family. Just wait for it to be free.
  • Great movie

    5
    By MJM:)))
    Acting was great, plot was great, scenery was beautiful. Wrestled for 22 years and this struck a cord. No other sport can compete with the family it creates. Still super close to the brothers and even fathers (coaches) I gained from wrestling. Movie does a great job portraying tbis
  • Quality family viewing.

    5
    By The Great Harlando
    Quality viewing and a movie of redemption and moral courage. Two thumbs up.
  • Amazing and touching

    5
    By Ayatollah of Rock n Rolla
    States off slow but for the right reasons with plot and character development, then accelerates into rousing crowd pleaser. Manages to avoid a lot of hokiness and retain a gritty compassion.
  • Hallmark Channel of wrestling movies

    3
    By Twister3764376
    I still kind of liked it but it didn’t have much wrestling in it. It’s kind of like Hallmark Channel meets Karate kid. A nice movie, not bad, not great. Worth a rent.
  • not worth watching

    1
    By Tamaulipas Laredo
    wasted money renting this movie....nothing happens....movie sucked
  • Cole Hauser aka Rip

    5
    By The best credit card out there
    Cole Hauser played this part as Rip would have ! Great job the character of Rip from Yellowstone has changed Cole Hauser into a favorite. Well done .
  • Feels great

    5
    By miami_rrr
    Coal, did such a good job in FnF 2 that it kind of hard to unsee him in that role but he definitely breaks out with this movie
  • Very Good. Nice Change of Pace

    5
    By Always Improving...
    Realistic issues for everyday people who struggle. I was touched.
  • Excellent Family Film

    5
    By Heather Arrington
    This film is stunning. It’s beautifully shot, well-written, and the acting is superb. It’s got a stellar cast. The Last Champion is the feel-good movie that we all needed in 2020. I highly recommend.

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