Rebelling against his parents and the broken home he comes from, fifteen-year-old Matthew Stevenson makes a destructive choice to get attention: he vandalizes the church his father is renovating. To avoid criminal charges, he agrees to repair the damage he caused to the intricate carvings and finds himself working alongside Ernest Otto (John Ratzenberger), a talented but reclusive woodworker. Laboring together, an unlikely friendship forms and both come to realize that all things are possible with faith, family and friendship.
Dan Barnes (Steve Austin) is a former pro boxer who retired after growing weary of his violent existence. Now a school janitor, Dan tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller (Daniel Magder), who is being targeted by bullies. While Matthew learns how to box and stand up to his tormentors, one of whom is the school boxing champ, Dan’s new found role as a teacher helps him come to terms with his tumultuous past.
Based on a real American hero. Academy Award winner and screen legend Sidney Poitier shines in this heartwarming drama of one man’s battle to keep alive his wife’s dream. Henry Cobb (Poitier) is a broken man. For Fifty years he has slaved to make the bricks that build the town of Springfield. Without his beloved wife he finds himself lost, lonely & losing hope. But hope arrives – a contract to supply clay bricks to rebuild the school library to where his wife had dedicated her life. Twenty two thousand bricks in eight weeks is an imposing challenge for just one man. The challenge seems impossible. But Henry finds an inspiration in thirteen-year-old run-away Danny Potter – son of the biggest contractor in town. Working together their friendship grows, but as deadlines approach man and boy are left facing a struggle to keep the soul of the town alive.
An unforgettable story about the promise and the power of family. Following the death of their mother, 13-year old Kelly (Yvonne Zima) and her 10-year-old sister Chris (Michelle Trachtenberg) must leave the city to live with their estranged father Charlie Mac McClain (Peter Strauss), a free-spirited, ex-rodeo champ who lives in a tiny bunkhouse on a ranch located precisely in the middle of nowhere. And, while sorely unprepared for the sacrifice of fatherhood, Mac gives is his best shot is spite of intense hostility from the girls. With the help of a court-appointed counselor, Susan Shaw (Mary McDonnell), the fragile family narrowly navigates the emotional and heartfelt journey back toward one another.