Suitable for any age
Theatrical Release: 10/20/2013
Edwin L. Carpenter/span>/span>
Writer: Don Caron, Lyle Hatcher
Producer: Marc Dahlstrom
Don Caron, Lyle Hatcher
Runtime: 107 min.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Brayden Tucker, Ethan Reed McKay, Colleen Carey, D.R. Anderson, Meg McLynn, Lisa Coronado
Limited Theatrical Release - Different Drummers is a deeply inspirational and transcendent family film - based on a true story - about the unusual spiritual journey and unlikely friendship of two boys growing up in Spokane, Washington in the mid 1960s. Eleven-year-old DAVID, wheelchair-bound by muscular dystrophy, is growing progressively weaker, while his friend, LYLE (10), has a problem with an increasingly high energy level.
David informs Lyle that their teacher is about to die and states that the source of this sad revelation is none other than God. When their teacher does die, a doubtful and confused Lyle feels he must find out for certain if God exists. Inspired by his TV idol, JACK LALANNE, and LaLanne's message of "working a miracle through intestinal fortitude and willpower," Lyle convinces David that he can teach him to run, secretly viewing this as a way to test the existence of God.
A pact is made, and when Lyle begins to twist the rules in a desperate attempt to give his friend some of his own excess energy, they come face to face with life's most transcendent and painful truths - and Lyle's question is ultimately answered, in a way he never could have imagined
This movie, based on a true story, is a remarkable story about friendship. It will take adults back to their childhood and will show kids what life was like growing up in the sixties when there were no video games and rotary phones were used.
Young David, bound to a wheel chair due to Muscular Dystrophy, prays to God and becomes friends with a young boy named Lyle, who is fascinated by David's walk with God. David and Lyle are soon inseparable but Lyle is a bit hyperactive and the school principal is not one of his strong supporters. Lyle comes up with an idea to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy but he often winds up in trouble. When he takes David for a ride down a steep road on his wheel chair, it seems that their friendship might be cut off, if the principal has anything to do with it.
This is a story of friendship and faith and working toward change. We are pleased to award it our Dove Seal. You will want to walk to the beat of these "Different Drummers".
Sex: A boy uses a few tubes under his clothes to appear he has breasts like his teacher but he suffers the consequences for his behavior.
Language: Several "Holy Smoke" comments; a few "Dang it" comments; a boy refers to his dad as his "Old Man"; Geez-1; Stupid Punk-1.
Violence: A boy hits logs against other logs in frustration; boys hit a few boys with a b-b gun; two boys cut their fingers to be blood brothers in school, with a knife and some blood is seen; kid is hit with a thrown object.
Drugs: A custodian lights up a pipe outside the school and smokes it; a boy is given pills for his hyper state in school but he does not do well and his mother takes him off the prescription.
Nudity: Kids in swimwear at pool; shirtless boys.
Other: Death and grief; a comment about a grasshopper pooping; following an accident involving a wheel chair a boy has a bloody cheek and arm; tension between a couple.