The Ride (II) (2012)

Not Rated   |    |  Short, Drama

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The lives of a bored, disengaged taxi driver and a troubled passenger are changed forever during a long ride on Christmas Eve.


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4 February 2015 | kirk-229-991622
| Masterfully Executed short film!
A beautifully crafted short film that reveals the love that God has for all of His wayward children. Exquisitely acted and directed!

Brad Heller's portrayal of the down and out, disheveled passenger, who has lost all hope is masterfully acted! Every look and word he utters rings true of this disillusioned man of many layers. His pain, anger and frustration with others and life have given way to a resigned despair. He is not quite sure how to handle the idea that a perfect stranger (his Christmas- eve cab driver), might genuinely care about his fate.

Kirk B. Willet, as the usually quiet and disinterested cab-driver, skillfully portrays the unexpected melting of his heart towards this troubled passenger. His growing angst and concern is evident as he gropes for away to prevent, what appears to be an inevitable tragedy.

A must-see modern-day Prodigal Son parable for anyone who has ever questioned whether God could ever love or forgive them. Even though it is set on Christmas-eve, it's message is timeless. That is why I would say, don't wait for Christmas to watch it, this short movie will touch your heart as no other.

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Plot Summary


Short | Drama


Release Date:

December 2012



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Box Office


$60,000 (estimated)

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