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DVD review: 'Touchback'

“Touchback” is a feel-good football tale about getting a second chance.
BY SANDI DAVIS Modified: September 6, 2012 at 12:09 am •  Published: September 7, 2012
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First off, he befriends Macy (Melanie Lynskey), the woman he married. She had taken care of him in the hospital after the accident and he fell hard for her. Of course, in high school, she can't figure out why the most popular boy in school is paying attention to her.

His team is playing the state championship game at home, because Ohio State has just installed a grass playing field and has a game of their own on the books.

Their opponent, Cuyahoga, is a football powerhouse and the odds are against Scott's team.

Game night comes and Scott must make the tough decision. Does he go with the play that can win the game and wreck his leg and his life, or does he do the safe thing, let someone else make the play and change his future?

“Touchback” is a tight little football game of a movie. Each quarter is well told, the characters are well played and believable. It's a family-friendly film with neighbors who are good-hearted and decisions that take moral courage to make.

There are several Oklahomans in the movie. Presley played quarterback at Jenks High School, and if you look closely at the Cuyhoga coaching staff, check out Barry Sanders.

This movie was released in 2011, but played in less than 100 theaters, so didn't do much business.

That could play in your favor. This is a movie worth watching at home with friends and family.

— Sandi Davis