Touchback Blu-Ray Review
This is yet-another inspirational sports movie with a slight fantasy twist, which gives its main character, financially-troubled family man Scott Murphy (Brian Presley), a chance to go back to his high school championship game (when he suffered a career-ending injury) for a re-do. Yeah, lots of the usual questions are raised about what’s truly important in life, making it more difficult for Murphy to decide to take the plunge.
For a movie that essentially went straight to video, “Touchback” isn’t bad, although you’ve likely seen it done better before. In fact, it will definitely remind you of a lot of other movies, such as “It’s Wonderful Life,” “Field of Dreams” and (insert any other ‘inspirational’ football movie title here).
Still, for a movie which offers absolutely no surprises, it’s well-acted, particularly by co-star Kurt Russell, playing Murphy’s old coach. He’s good as usual, though after doing so many sports movies during his career, he can probably perform this role in his sleep.
I don’t know if “Touchback” is worth owning (I doubt I‘d ever watch it more than once), but it’s certainly worth a few hours of your time as a rental.
Special Features: Audio commentary by by Writer/director Don Handfield & Brian Presley; Making of “Touchback” featurette.
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