Theatrical Release: January 27, 2015
DVD Release: May 5, 2015


Exclusive First Run Release Through EchoLight Cinemas – When promising high school basketball player Eric “Hoovey” Elliott collapses on the court, doctors discover a life-threatening brain tumor. Hoovey will survive the high-risk surgery, but at what cost? Can he relearn to walk, read, even to see clearly? The road is long, and meanwhile overwhelming medical bills threaten to undo everything his parents, Jeff and Ruth, have taken a lifetime to build. With seemingly no one to turn to—but with tenacity and love born of faith—an entire family regains its footing. Hoovey learns to read again, to dribble and shoot a basketball and, finally, stepping out in faith, he’s back on court for another shot at his dream . . .

Dove Review

“Hoovey” is a terrific movie about overcoming life’s difficulties and hardships. It is based on a true story. Hoovey (Cody Linley) is a high school basketball star. His talent takes him far at Olympia High School. But suddenly he begins having vision problems and headaches and in a shocking moment he passes out on the basketball court. His dad drives him to the hospital in a snowstorm and they go off into a ditch. Fortunately, three people come out of nowhere to help them. Hoovey learns he has a large brain tumor. He has an operation that saves his life but in undergoing surgery he faces the possibility of never playing basketball again.

Hoovey wants to play and his parents know that his passion is not to be denied. This is a heartwarming movie. “Hoovey” easily earns our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. “Hoovey” is an inspiring and powerful movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: Dork-1; Freakazoid-1
Violence: Truck wreck; man seen with blood on forehead; basketball players threaten each other; pushing and shoving during game.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Boy passes out and people panic; tension between husband and wife; player talks behind other player's back.


Company: EchoLight Studios
Director: Sean McNamara
Producer: Rick Santorum
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter