Woodlawn (2015)

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  • IMDb page: Woodlawn (2015)
  • Rate: 7.3/10 total 328 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 16 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 123 min
  • Filming Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Gross: $4,301,603 (USA) (19 October 2015)
  • Director: Alex Kendrick
  • Stars: Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Jon Voight | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Paul Mills   

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Jon Erwin 
  • Quinton Peeples 

Known Trivia

  • Sean Astin’s character “Hank” is actually a composite of three people: Wales Goebel, a former house builder who began reaching out to area high schools; Hank Erwin, father to co-creators Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, who was the team’s chaplain for two years; and Mike Huckabee, whose experience at Explo 72 informed some of the dialogue. 10 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The football scenes were filmed at: the Hueytown football field in Hueytown, Alabama, the Berry Middle School football field in Hoover, Alabama, and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. 9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Legendary voice of Crimson Tide football announcer Eli Gold did some of the announcing for the high school games in the movie. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Calebs father Jerimiah played cornerback for the Denver Broncos, and he himself went to Alabama as well 1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This movie marks the second time Jon Voight has portrayed a legendary college coach. In “Glory Road,” he portrayed Adolph Rupp. Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No |
  • Emmy award winning actor John Voight plays the legendary Alabama Coach Paul Bear Bryant in the movie, which is actually his second portrayal of a football coach in films. He also portrayed the headstrong Coach Bud Kilmer in 1999’s “Varsity Blues”, co starring the late Paul Walker and James Van Der Beek. Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field. |  »

Story: A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

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Produced By:

  • Dan Atchison known as co-executive producer
  • Mark Burnett known as executive producer
  • Kevin Downes known as producer
  • Roma Downey known as executive producer
  • Holley Ellis known as executive producer
  • Scott Ellis known as executive producer
  • Andrew Erwin known as executive producer
  • T. Ray Grandstaff known as associate producer
  • Daryl C. Lefever known as producer
  • Justin Tolley known as co-producer
  • Joshua Walsh known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Harry Alexander known as Wales
  • Sean Astin known as Hank
  • Kristi Averette known as Mom in Restuarant / Football Game Attendee
  • Nic Bishop known as Tandy Gerelds
  • Devin Bright known as Cedric
  • Joy Brunson known as Johnnie
  • Blake Burgess known as Allyson
  • Jason Burkey known as Insurance Customer
  • Carlton Byrd known as Malik
  • Caleb Castille known as Tony Nathan
  • Rodney Clark known as AL Assistant Coach
  • Matthew T. Cook known as Racist Fan
  • Kevin Downes known as Birmingham Reporter
  • Brando Eaton known as Mike Morton
  • Michael Entrekin known as Woodlawn Player
  • Ron Flagge known as Johnnie's Dad
  • DeVon Franklin known as Preacher
  • Kelly Greyson known as Shelia
  • Rhoda Griffis known as Attorney Brenda Howly
  • Jeremy Grimsley known as Chain Gang
  • Vernard 'Bone' Hampton known as Rowdy Fan
  • Marcus Henderson known as Reggie Greene
  • C. Thomas Howell known as George 'Shorty' White
  • Tyrell Humphries known as Sam Cunningham
  • Justin Johnston known as Football Official
  • Jet Jurgensmeyer known as Todd Gerelds
  • Walker Morgan Kendrick known as Field Boy
  • David Kloehr known as David Smith
  • Richard Kohnke known as Jeff Rutledge
  • Jeff Kruse known as Football Official
  • Keith Loy known as Referee
  • David Manne known as Reporter
  • Doug Markstrom known as Football Official
  • Tom Mullins known as Huffman Coach
  • Lance E. Nichols known as Junior
  • Justin O'Neal known as Malik's Friend
  • Michael Paul known as Referee
  • Lee Perkins known as USC Coach John McKay
  • Austin Pollard known as Woodlawn Player
  • Steven Chester Prince known as Bull
  • William Ratcliffe known as Football Official
  • Brett Rice known as Whitehurst
  • Jeff Rose known as SI Reporter
  • Justin Sanders known as Crowd Agitator
  • Mark Sellors known as Woodlawn Fan
  • Sherri Shepherd known as Momma Nathan
  • Kevin Sizemore known as Jerry Stearns
  • Christopher Snuggs known as Football Official
  • Haley Spates known as National Anthem Singer
  • Garrett Sutphen known as Huffman Linebacker
  • Ray Torillo known as Football Official
  • Farris Turner known as Banks Cheerleader
  • Dan Vaughan known as Banks Linebacker
  • James Vines known as Team Doctor
  • Danny Vinson known as Banks Assistant Coach
  • Jon Voight known as Paul Bryant
  • Hannah Waits known as WoodLawn Student
  • Virginia Williams known as Debbie
  • Stephen Wilson known as Ronald Mum
  • Kirk B.R. Woller known as Owen Davis
  • Brian Wyatt known as USC Football Player
  • Joe W. Lacey known as Woodlawn Fan (uncredited)
  • Charley Wood known as Extra (uncredited)

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  • Katelyn Barton known as key makeup artist
  • Jared Bowen known as assistant makeup artist
  • Janae Burnside known as key hair stylist
  • Stephen Dunlap known as barber
  • Jennifer Hill known as key makeup artist
  • Haley Hinkle known as key hair stylist
  • Voni Hinkle known as department head hair
  • Voni Hinkle known as hair department head
  • Rachael Latham known as assistant hair stylist
  • April Mitchell known as makeup artist
  • Remi Savva known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Christopher Crews known as swing
  • Marshall Croy known as carpenter
  • Patrick Diggs known as swing
  • Ron Dometrovich known as set painter
  • Will E. Drummond known as property master
  • Dan Fine known as assistant property master
  • Dan Fine known as second unit: prop master
  • Ken Gaston-Kilgore known as set dresser
  • Edward Gurney Jr. known as leadman
  • James Hinkle known as assistant art director
  • James Hinkle known as on set dresser
  • Prissy Lee known as props
  • Wallace Looney known as swing
  • Steve Moon known as set dresser
  • Don Orcutt known as swing
  • Dennis Parker known as assistant property master
  • Dennis Parker known as props
  • Jay Parker known as swing
  • Elizabeth Rowland known as draper
  • Kevin Russell known as carpenter
  • Kevin Sappington known as swing
  • Kimberly Tompkins known as art department general assistant
  • Pj Tremtacosta known as lead scenic
  • Perry James Trentacosta known as lead scenic
  • Bill Waxler known as construction coordinator
  • Karl Zier known as carpenter


Production Companies:

  • Crescent City Pictures
  • Red Sky Studios

Other Companies:

  • GCF Gear  football wardrobe
  • Game Changing Films  football coordination
  • Red Sky Studios  post-production facilities
  • Sports Studio  wardrobe

Additional Details


  • PureFlix Cinema (2015) (USA) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Red Sky Studios (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Jordan Alphonso known as cg supervisor
  • Daniel Briney known as digital compositor
  • Nathanael Brunner known as visual effects artist
  • Andrew Eckhoff known as vfx data wrangler
  • Stefan Friedel known as compositor
  • Jacob Kebodeaux known as visual effects artist
  • Richard H. Landry known as visual effects artist
  • Ashley Ledden known as visual effects
  • Ethan Ledden known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ray McIntyre Jr. known as visual effects supervisor: Pixel Magic
  • Zach Rodgers known as roto artist
  • Kornelius Scheel known as compositor
  • Jeremy Wanek known as compositor

MPAA: Rated PG for thematic elements including some racial tension/violence


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