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Challenge the Wind (1991)

85 min | Drama, Family

Matt Harding is a boy in trouble on the journey of a lifetime. When a judge orders him to live with grandparents he's never known in a sleepy, farm town, his only plans are for escape. When he arrives at the farm, he begins to face the ...See moreMatt Harding is a boy in trouble on the journey of a lifetime. When a judge orders him to live with grandparents he's never known in a sleepy, farm town, his only plans are for escape. When he arrives at the farm, he begins to face the reality of his father's tragic death in Vietnam... and his own anger. Shunned by the townspeople, Matt runs up against the school's best athlete. But one day Matt finds he has a special gift... he was born to be a track star. With the gentle, but firm hand of his grandfather, the two spend hours everyday training. What Matt learns from his grandfather is much more than winning a race. It is competing in life and the words, "Run every race like it's your last race" would carry him far beyond the finish line. Written by Anonymous See less
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Director
Bill Blackburn (as William Blackburn)
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John Bateman | Bill Blackburn (as William Blackburn)
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Updated Jan 5, 1991

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Jan 5, 1991 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Mark Whittington
Matthew 'Matt' Harding Matthew 'Matt' Harding   See fewer
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Jay Jones
Grampa Harding Grampa Harding   See fewer
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Katy Dickson
Maryanne Maryanne   See fewer
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Leah Smith
Emily Emily   See fewer
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Jay Collins
Billy Dale Billy Dale   See fewer
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Norma Smith
Grandma Grandma   See fewer
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Bill Dickson
Principal Principal   See fewer
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Jack Shamblin
Robert Robert   See fewer
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Paula Baxter
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Orin Frank
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Tom Shankle
Barber Barber   See fewer
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John Bateman
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
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Bill Blackburn
Coach (as William Blackburn) Coach (as William Blackburn)   See fewer
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Ken Howard
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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David Quirk
Thug #1 Thug #1   See fewer
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Allen Hardy
Thug #2 Thug #2   See fewer
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Eric Coleman
Runner #1 Runner #1   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 20 votes