Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story

Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2011)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sports  |   Release Date - Oct 26, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A disabled athlete works to realize his dream of becoming the first-ever one-armed player in Division 1 basketball history in this documentary from filmmaker Franklin Martin. Kevin Laue was still in the womb when his struggle began. The umbilical cord wrapped around his next, he sacrificed his left arm in order to survive. Growing up, Kevin was prepared for the hardships ahead by his demanding father - a youth sports coach who never treated his son any different from the other able-bodied athletes in his age group. Though Kevin was still a young boy when his father died of cancer, the determination he had learned though intensive training gave him the courage and fortitude to keep playing the game he loved. But it wasn't until Kevin was rejected from every team in town that his mother sought out the help of a rival basketball coach who recognized the young athlete's ability as soon as he stepped onto the court. Later, with his new friend and mentor cheering him on from the sidelines, Kevin sets his sights on playing college basketball, refusing to let his disability stand in the way of achieving his lifelong goal.



athlete, basketball, disability