The Emmett Smith Story (1979)

  |  Short, Drama, Sport

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Emmett Smith, a competitive runner and high school track coach at Cortez High School in Phoenix, Arizona, is left without a sense of balance after a brain tumor is removed. He is told that ... See full summary »


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22 September 2003 | nathan000000
| Relatively well-done, inspiring short film
This movie is kind of like taking one of those short stories in "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and making it into a film. As with most student films, it suffers a bit from less-than-perfect writing and directing, but I was actually impressed with the two lead characters. They were the best actors in the film, and so deserved and received the most screen time. Both did a great job. The story itself is inspiring, especially given the fact that it's true. I'd recommend the film to parents, teachers, or coaches who wanted to teach their kids a lesson about determination and goal-setting.

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Short | Drama | Sport




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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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