Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael’s skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft. Written by garykmcd
|Tagline:||Based on the extraordinary true story|
|Cast:||Adriane Lenox, Andy Stahl, Ashley LeConte Campbell, Brian Hollan, Catherine Dyer, IronE Singleton, Jae Head, Jody Thompson, Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, Libby Whittemore, Lily Collins, Melody Weintraub, Omar J. Dorsey, Paul Amadi, Quinton Aaron, Ray McKinnon, Sandra Bullock, Sharon Conley, Tim McGraw, Tom Nowicki|
|Director:||Gail Hunter, John Lee Hancock|