Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Corbin Bernsen (The Dentist) wrote and stars in this Dove Award-winning inspirational drama. Inspired by an article that Bernsen read in the USA Today newspaper, the story concerns the financial struggles and impending collapse of Akron, Ohio's All-American Soap Box Derby, which at the time of the write-up risked foreclosure. Nathan Gamble stars as Trey Caldwell, a 12-year-old boy whose dreams are shattered when his father dies fighting in Afghanistan. In the family garage sits an unfinished Soap Box Derby car, originally intended as a gift from dad. The loss of the father leaves a huge hole in Trey's life, but he soon meets Roy Gibbs (Bernsen), a local fire chief still haunted by the loss of his son on 9/11. The two forge a strong friendship and begin to work on finishing the car, meanwhile finding solace in one another. Ralph Waite (The Waltons) and Maureen Flannigan (Out of this World) co-star.
father, friendship, grief, soap-box-derby, son