terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2012
I watched this movie in January 2012, liked the story. A suitable film he conveys a good message, a message of faith, virtues, and apology. This film portrays the story of a Christian who made a living selling used vehicles, and like many other traders, did not act honestly with customers. At one point in his life, he realizes that his life and needed to change their behavior because his son and his wife had no pride in it. Honest living is a great challenge for humans, and this film encourages people to live honestly, because there will be rewards for honest. (By: Valdemir Mota de Menezes, the Scribe)------------------------------- Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Flywheel Flywheel film poster Directed by Alex Kendrick Produced by Alex Kendrick Written by Alex Kendrick Stephen Kendrick Starring Lisa Arnold Alex Kendrick Tracy Goode Music by Alex Kendrick Heather Spencer Mark Willard Cinematography Tracy Goode Alex Kendrick Editing by Alex Kendrick Mark Mitchell Studio Sherwood Pictures Release date(s) April 9, 2003 (2003-04-09) Running time 120 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $20,000 Box office $37,000 Flywheel is an American Christian drama film about the unexpected pitfalls that a used car dealer can expect to experience if he suddenly goes honest. The dealer intentionally overcharges his customers until reaching a turning point in his life where he decides to end his shady business practices and become a Christian. Alex Kendrick both directed the film and starred in the lead role, and with Stephen Kendrick co-wrote the film. Flywheel also stars Lisa Arnold and Tracy Goode. First released on April 9, 2003, this movie is the first full-length feature film by Sherwood Pictures, which now includes the production of Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous. BackgroundFilming of Flywheel began in November 2002 and continued through 2003 by the Sherwood Baptist Church team. The film was shot digitally to avoid film processing expenses. The filmmakers set a budget of $20,000 for production costs, and used church members as the cast and production crew. Co-writer Stephen Kendrick said, "We produced Flywheel with one Canon XL1s camera, G4 Mac computers and some Final Cut Pro editing software." It was released to theaters on April 9, 2003, and a director's cut DVD was released on November 13, 2007. The film had its DVD premiere in Argentina on October 14, 2008.  PlotJay Austin (Alex Kendrick) is a car salesman who consistently cheats his customers, even to the point of overcharging his own pastor. He teaches his employee, Bernie Meyers (Tracy Goode), to do likewise. Jay occasionally attends church, but only because his wife wants him to go. He also fakes giving a donation to the church. His relationship with his wife and son deteriorates. He also has a heated argument with his wife. One day while watching television, he sees his pastor preaching against ungodliness. Eventually Jay realizes that what he is doing is wrong and becomes a born-again Christian, prompting him to change his business practices. Jay decides to sell cars honestly from that point on. He apologizes to the local community, as well as to his wife and son. He is also informed that his wife is pregnant. However, he is now thousands of dollars in debt and is facing the loss of his dealership if he can't catch up on his payments to the bank. Jay decides not to worry about his situation and to "let God handle it." After the two rotund salesmen leave over a disagreement about the newly reformed business practices, a young, innocent-looking "newcomer" comes to Jay to work for six weeks and asks him questions, such as how he sells cars. Jay answers by saying, "Just sell the car to them by its real price and God will decide". Sales are honest, but the amounts are mediocre at best. The "newcomer" leaves after the six weeks, and, not longer after, Jay sees himself on television! The "newcomer" was an undercover agent investigating which car dealers cheat. The next day Jay comes to the lot and sees many people there to buy his cars. He calls his wife to help sell cars, and they sell all the cars on that day. The total of the sales above the cost of the cars is enough to cover what the banker demanded plus enough to repay all the old customers the amounts Jay had overcharged them. Days after that, he gets a live television interview. On camera Jay sees his now former employee Bernie saying that Jay Austin is a cheater. Since Jay had just finished visiting his old customers to return the amounts he had overcharged them, the customers, presumably all seeing the news, waste no time to visit the lot to tell the interviewer that there is more to the story. At home his wife and son watch him on television when his wife starts to feel contractions. Jay exits the interview and rushes home to send his wife to the hospital. She gives birth to a girl named Faith, to stand as a living reminder of Jay's new found faith in God. At the end of the film, Jay drives away with his son in his 1958 Triumph TR3 with a newly installed flywheel (thus the film's title).  CastAlex Kendrick as Jay Austin Janet Lee Dapper as Judy Austin Roger Breland as Mr. Austin Richie Hunnewell as Todd Austin Lisa Arnold as Hillary Vale Walter Burnett as Max Kendall Tracy Goode as Bernie Meyers Rutha Harris as Katie Harris Treavor Lokey as Vince Berkeley Steve Moore as Dan Michaels Marc Keenan as Sam Jones Daniel Titus as Kevin Cantrell Mac George as George MacDonald  ReleaseFlywheel was released through Carmike Cinemas in Tifton and Columbus, Georgia. The film ultimately grossed $37,000 theatrically. It was novelized by suspense writer Eric Wilson, titled Flywheel and published by Thomas Nelson, in 2008.  DVD releaseFlywheel: Director's Cut cut was released to DVD on November 17, 2007. DVD sales of the film were more successful, with more than 300,000 copies sold. The director's cut included an eight-part Bible study as one of its special features. Stephen Kendrick said, "They are color correcting [the Director's Cut of] Flywheel. They are adding better sound effects and some things like that. Adding a director's commentary. It will be a director's cut version. A new cover on it, adding a couple of extra languages." Six minutes of the film were removed, making the running time 114 minutes.