Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) will premiere their latest movie in the Family Movie Night initiative, “Game Time: Tackling the Past,” just in time for fall football season. This exciting sports drama showcases how a person’s true value is measured and is sure to get families revved up in time for the 2011 season opener. The movie stars Beau Bridges, Ryan McPartlin, Catherine Hicks and Josh Braaten, and airs on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 8/7c on NBC.
Launched in April 2010, with eight movies to-date, the P&G and Walmart Family Movie Night initiative aims to produce more quality entertainment options families can enjoy together. In fact, an encore presentation of a Family Movie Night favorite, ‘A Walk in My Shoes’ will air this Saturday, August 27 at 8/7c on NBC.
Pro football star Jake Walker (Ryan McPartlin, “Chuck”) is just one season away from setting an all-time receiving record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. But when he gets news that his father, Frank, (Hollywood legend, Beau Bridges, “Brothers & Sisters,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and upcoming “The Descendants”) has suffered a serious heart attack, Jake leaves training camp and returns to Riverton, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years.
Past memories of glory and regret resurface as Jake is forced to reconnect with the family and community he abandoned in pursuit of his career; including his peace-keeping mom, played by Catherine Hicks (“7th Heaven” and “Ryan’s Hope”) and his brother, Dean (Josh Braaten, “Semi-Pro”).
Already dealing with those emotions, a call from his agent delivers another crushing blow – Jake’s contract is not being renewed. Stripped from the thing he cares about most, the real Jake begins to emerge from behind his armor to see that life is more than the accumulation of personal stats. But when he’s offered a lucrative new contract with another team, Jake must decide whether to go back to the career he thought he loved, or stay in Riverton and embrace the people who have always been there for him. “Game Time: Tackling the Past” is a captivating sports drama with themes that the whole family can relate to and appreciate.
“I found it really exciting to be part of a movie with such classic, yet fresh and engaging themes,” said Beau Bridges. “’Game Time: Tackling the Past’ is another example of a family movie that offers something enticing to everyone in the family and will keep both parents and kids enthralled.”
The Family Movie Night films have been welcomed into millions of homes across America since “Secrets of the Mountain” first aired on April 16, 2010. Other movies in the franchise include “The Jensen Project,” “A Walk in My Shoes,” “Change of Plans,” “Truth Be Told,” “Field of Vision” and most recently, “Who is Simon Miller?.” Five of the made-for-TV movies are currently available on DVD exclusively at Walmart, including the heartwarming family drama, “Truth Be Told,” which went on sale in August 2011. “Field of Vision” and “Who is Simon Miller?” will also be available in the coming months.
For more information visit www.familymovienight.com or www.facebook.com/familymovienight.
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