Miracle in Lane 2

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Miracle in Lane 2
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Written byJoel Kauffmann
Donald C. Yost
Directed byGreg Beeman
StarringFrankie Muniz
Rick Rossovich
Molly Hagan
Patrick Levis
Roger Aaron Brown
Tuc Watkins
Theme music composerPhil Marshall
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Greg Beeman
Christopher Morgan
CinematographyWilliam Wages
Editor(s)Terry Stokes
Running time120 minutes
Original networkDisney Channel
Original releaseMay 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)

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


The film tells the true story of Justin Yoder (played by Muniz), a young boy born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Justin uses a wheelchair. He lives with his overprotective parents and brother, Seth (Patrick Levis), who is a jock. Due to his disability, he desperately wants to find something he can do that will make him feel special. For guidance, he turns to 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 that sport and eventually finds a love and talent for it. To accommodate his disability, his father and their neighbor, Vic, build a customized racer with a hand brake (which they call the "Justin Brake"). Meanwhile, Seth feels that his parents focus too much on Justin rather than giving both equal treatment. However, he has a change of heart when Justin crashes during a race.

The Yoders are confronted with the idea that Justin's involvement with the sport may be hazardous to his health. At the end of the film, he asks God if people are perfect when they go to Heaven. In response, he shows him a vision of it where there are people with and without wheelchairs, all together, to which he happily replies "perfect".

As a tribute to Justin, live footage of him is shown before the closing credits.



Originally known as Wheelies, the telefilm was in production in March 2000 for a May 2000 Disney Channel premiere.[1]



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


  • 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


  1. ^ Barker, Kate (March 1, 2000). "News in Brief". Brunico Communications Ltd. Retrieved December 18, 2017.

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