Due to the death of a young child involved in a convenience store robbery, football superstar, Reggie Knox (Reggie White), retires at the top of his game to become a coach and a 10th grade history teacher, at principal Oaski’s (Pat Morita) inner city high school.
Mr. Portola (The Giant), the neighborhood thug, has been recruiting kids into the fringes of street crime. When a football player gets tangled up in Portola’s underworld schemes, the boy is kidnapped. A wilderness chase puts Reggie against Portola, while the life of a 16-year-old boy hangs in the balance between good and evil.
Reggie’s strong Christian faith as well as his love for God’s children is a powerful testament in this inspirational family film. Taking a lesson from Jesus’ “Parable of the Lost Sheep”, Reggie shows all of us that salvation for even one child (or lost sheep) is more important than any material possession including winning a Super Bowl ring.
Features NFL stars: Brett Favre, Mike Holmgren, Keith Jackson, Mel Renfro, and Rosey Grier.
Special appearances by: MC Hammer and The Giant
|Producer(s):||Paul McKellips, Dick Monfort, Rick Montera, Tate Shetterly|
|Categories:||Youth, Drama, Sports & Fitness|
3 members reviewed: Reggie's Prayer
- Nichole R
I watched this movie with 6 other people and we all pretty much agreed that this movie was just ok. It drug on and was kind of boring. It never really picked up speed until closer to the end of the movie when it got a little more exciting.
- Susan S
this movie did not hold the youths attention. it was hard to understand what was being spoken by some actors and overall gets a one star.
- Richard and Linda D
Reggie's Prayer begins, not with the death, but with the suicide of the young boy. Reggie (after the funeral service) decides to leave his lucrative football career, to coach high school football (we just couldn't believe this plot device). He lasts one football season and then returns to professional football. There are lots of plot twists and turns, all telegraphed before occurring. Enjoy!