Hoovey (2015)
PG
91 min | Drama

Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden Midwest; high school sweethearts, married with ...See moreLife can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden Midwest; high school sweethearts, married with two beautiful and healthy children, family farm, horses, sports, church groups, the whole American Dream come true. And one winters day, teenage son Eric "Hoovey" Elliott collapses at high school basketball practice, is rushed to the hospital, and the doctors find a tumor the size of an orange at the base of his brain. They're down to hours-if surgery that risks the boy's ability to walk, talk, and perhaps even survive is not performed immediately, Hoovey's young life will end before it truly even begins. In a grueling 8-hour procedure, the tumor is removed. And he survives. But for the Elliott family, life and dreams will never be the same. Hoovey has to teach himself to walk again, to read again, to even see straight with two unbalanced eyes, covered one at a time by an eye patch. Forget ever stepping on a basketball court - the risk of receiving a fatal blow to the spot on his head is just too great. As the unpaid medical bills mount, Jeff's firefighting salary isn't enough, the family is swimming in crippling debt seemingly overnight, everything he and Ruth have built in their life dream of two kids is at stake. Hoovey's teenage sister Jen feels alone and nearly forgotten in the most important time of her life. And as Hoovey realizes his one dream in life-playing this game-is gone, too, he sinks into a deep sadness. This is a family at risk. With no-one to turn to, but themselves and their God. HOOVEY is the true and inspiring story of the Elliott family, who refused to surrender, instead turning to one another and their faith in the worst of circumstances, to rebuild their lives, their boy, and their dreams... together. Step by grueling step, with faith, love, and the tireless work of a mother and father to save their family, their farm, their dream, Hoovey learns to walk again. To read again. To dribble and shoot a basketball again. And yes, to dream again himself. Then stepping out in his faith, back onto the hard court, to live that dream of playing this game once more... Written by James Barnes See less
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Jan 31, 2015 (United States)
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87 cast members
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Cody Linley
Hoovey Hoovey   See fewer
Patrick Warburton
Jeff Elliott Jeff Elliott   See fewer
Alyson Stoner
Jen Elliott Jen Elliott   See fewer
Charles Robinson
Coach Wilson Coach Wilson   See fewer
Brandon Mychal Smith
Donavan (as Brandon Smith) Donavan (as Brandon Smith)   See fewer
Alexandria DeBerry
Annie (as Alexandria Deberry) Annie (as Alexandria Deberry)   See fewer
Glenn Morshower
Dr. Kattner Dr. Kattner   See fewer
Elise Baughman
Kristen Kristen   See fewer
Jordan Farris
Scooter Scooter   See fewer
Jeffry Elliott
Rich (as Jeffry Elliot) Rich (as Jeffry Elliot)   See fewer
Tom Costello Jr.
Dr. Backus Dr. Backus   See fewer
Andrew Sensenig
Mike Roberts Mike Roberts   See fewer
Jim Wise
Basketball Announcer Basketball Announcer   See fewer
Chad Gundersen
Archangel Gabriel Archangel Gabriel   See fewer
Christopher Morrow
Archangel Michael Archangel Michael   See fewer
Sean McNamara
Archangel Raphael Archangel Raphael   See fewer
Belmarie Huynh
Lab Tech Lab Tech   See fewer
Brad Sarver
Firefighter / EMT Firefighter / EMT   See fewer
Hudson Morrow
Young Hoovey Young Hoovey   See fewer
Melanie Morrow
Suburban Lady Suburban Lady   See fewer
Megan Wright
Anthem Singer Anthem Singer   See fewer
Sirena Raye Bingman
Patio Patron Who Pays Bill Patio Patron Who Pays Bill   See fewer
Bobby Blair
Pizza Boy Pizza Boy   See fewer
Bethany Blakey
Student Student   See fewer
Braedyn Bruner
Student Student   See fewer
Melissa Burger
Horse Buyer Horse Buyer   See fewer
Ronald Deon Bushnell II
Restaurant Patron / Pedestrian Restaurant Patron / Pedestrian   See fewer
Casey Charland
Student Student   See fewer
Tim Childress
Neurosurgeon Neurosurgeon   See fewer
Darla Creswell
Basketball Fan Basketball Fan   See fewer
Laila Deshotel
Pedestrian Pedestrian   See fewer
Larry Jack Dotson
Coach Weaver Coach Weaver   See fewer
Clay Dove
Orderly Orderly   See fewer
Cody Dowell
High School Student High School Student   See fewer
Austin Elkins
Boy Customer Boy Customer   See fewer
Dariel Embry
Spartan Basketball Player Spartan Basketball Player   See fewer
Michael Gohlke
Basketball Player Basketball Player   See fewer
Marcus Graves
Orderly Orderly   See fewer
A.C. Hensley
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Tonya Shepard Hill
Nurse (as Tonya Hill) Nurse (as Tonya Hill)   See fewer
Conner Hocking
High School Basketball Player High School Basketball Player   See fewer
Steve Jimenez
Patient Patient   See fewer
Zach Kepple
Basketball Dad Basketball Dad   See fewer
Caden Large
Young Basketball Player Young Basketball Player   See fewer
Seth Lee
Basketball Player Basketball Player   See fewer
Leslie Litvik
Basketball Fan Basketball Fan   See fewer
Hungo Makor
Basketball Player Basketball Player   See fewer
Sherman Malone
High School Student High School Student   See fewer
Jesse Marshall
Basketball Fan (as J.B. Marshall) Basketball Fan (as J.B. Marshall)   See fewer
Rachel McFadden
Scorekeeper Scorekeeper   See fewer
Brimo Morales
Student (as Bri Morales) Student (as Bri Morales)   See fewer
Paige Musgrove
Pedestrian Pedestrian   See fewer
Sheryl Musgrove
Bank Employee Bank Employee   See fewer
Lydia Parris
Basketball Fan Basketball Fan   See fewer
Mike Pospieski
Big Mike Big Mike   See fewer
Courtney Rae
Audience Member (as Courtney Rae Moore) Audience Member (as Courtney Rae Moore)   See fewer
Michelle Ravitch
High School Student High School Student   See fewer
Sadie Mae Riley
Newborn Hoovey Newborn Hoovey   See fewer
Matthew Roy
Anesthesiologist Anesthesiologist   See fewer
Brandon Sarver
Pedestrian Pedestrian   See fewer
Brent Sarver
Pedestrian Pedestrian   See fewer
Avery Stock
Courtney Courtney   See fewer
Craig Taylor
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Joel David Taylor
Teacher in Hallway Teacher in Hallway   See fewer
Gary Teague
Restaurant Patio Patron Restaurant Patio Patron   See fewer
Andrew Thomas
Student Student   See fewer
Rick Vyper
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Jency Allison Weeks
Neonatal Nurse Neonatal Nurse   See fewer
Quanta White
Coach's Daughter (credit only) Coach's Daughter (credit only)   See fewer
Thomas Wiederhold
Sheriffs Deputy Sheriffs Deputy   See fewer
Johnny Young
Hospital Patient Hospital Patient   See fewer
Alyssa Yowell
Little Blonde Girl Little Blonde Girl   See fewer
Eric Zettina
Medical Assistant Medical Assistant   See fewer
Stephanie Anuwe
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Dee Beasnael
Accident On Looker (uncredited) Accident On Looker (uncredited)   See fewer
William Boards
Basketball Player (uncredited) Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Kyla Burke
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Pablo Delgado
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Arnav Joshi
Basketball Player (uncredited) Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
Bella Kane
Basketball Fan (uncredited) Basketball Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
Kirsten Moore
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
Haileigh Todd
Church Goer (uncredited) Church Goer (uncredited)   See fewer
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