Race to the Finish

DVD Release: May 19, 2012
Race to the Finish


Race to the Finish is a beautiful and inspiring true story. This heart pounding, tearjerker will have you on your feet cheering with joy as these young men “Race to the Finish”

This true story is about a young man named Harlan; a special needs boy who was being attacked by neighborhood bullies, when 16-year-old Paul jumped in and defended him.

While playing football a few days later, Paul asked Harlan to go out for a pass. While other kids laughed, Harlan took off running faster than anyone has ever seen. This unusual, yet divine meeting became the genesis for one of the most encouraging stories ever told.

Dove Review

What a wonderful movie! It features themes of overcoming the odds as a special needs 16-year-old boy named Harlan learns he has a running ability thanks to his friend Paul, who played football with Harlan and realized how gifted Harlan was.

Friendship is another nice theme in the movie as Paul encourages others to quit picking on Harlan. Harlan has a faith in God as he is a Christian and his faith inspires others. The change God can make in one’s life is clearly seen when a bully changes and becomes a pastor later in life. We are pleased to award this warm and wonderful movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. This movie is well worth watching. Race to see it as soon as you can.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Boys tease boy with names like "Lamo" and "Freak"; "Freak" is used several times in the film.
Violence: Kids fight, kick and punch; kid suffers bloody nose; kid runs into parked car accidentally; kid uses tree branch to do pull-ups and the branch breaks but kid is alright; kid's head shoved into drinking fountain; kid's parents have argument; kid stops others from fighting.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Family tension between boy's parents; Bullying of a special needs boy.


Company: TCT Ministries, Inc.
Director: Greg Robbins
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 45 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter