Miracle in Lane 2

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Miracle in Lane 2
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Written by Joel Kauffmann
Donald C. Yost
Directed by Greg Beeman
Starring Frankie Muniz
Rick Rossovich
Molly Hagan
Patrick Levis
Roger Aaron Brown
Tuc Watkins
Theme music composer Phil Marshall
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Greg Beeman
Christopher Morgan
Editor(s) Terry Stokes
Cinematography William Wages
Running time 120 minutes
Release
Original channel Disney Channel
Original release May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)

Miracle in Lane 2 is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Frankie Muniz, Rick Rossovich, Molly Hagan, and Patrick Levis.

Plot[edit]

The movie tells the true story of Justin Oliver (played by Frankie Muniz), a boy that was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and resumes his life in a wheelchair. He lives with his protective mom and dad and his brother Cody (Patrick Levis), who is a sports jock. Due to his disability, Justin desperately tries to find something he can do that would make him feel special. For guidance, Justin confronts God (who in the film takes form as a famous race-car driver, Bobby Wade) during his journey.

After discovering a soapbox racer in his neighbor's shed, Justin hopes to participate in soapbox racing and eventually finds a love and talent for the sport. For Justin's handicap, his dad and their neighbor Vic build a customized racer with a handbrake (called the "Justin Brake"). Meanwhile, Seth feels that the parents focus too much on Justin rather than treating both boys equally. Cody however, has a change of heart when Justin has a bad crash during a race.

The family is then confronted with the idea that Justin's involvement within the sport may be hazardous to his health. At the end of the film, Justin asks God if people are perfect when they go to heaven, and 'God' shows him a heaven where there are people with and without wheelchairs, all together, to which Justin happily replies "perfect".

As a tribute to Justin Yoder, live video clips are shown of him before the credits.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Won[edit]

Greg Beeman (director), Christopher Morgan (unit production manager) (plaque), Lisa C. Satriano (first assistant director) (plaque), Nick Satriano (second assistant director) (plaque)

  • Humanitas Prize, 2001 - Children's Live-Action Category, Joel Kauffmann, Donald C. Yost
  • Young Artist Awards, 2001 - Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama), Supporting Young Actor, Patrick Levis

Nominations[edit]

  • Writers Guild of America, 2001 - WGA Award (TV) Children's Script, Joel Kauffmann, Donald C. Yost
  • Young Artist Award - Best Family TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series - Cable
  • Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama), Leading Young Actor, Frankie Muniz

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