Just in time for football season, Procter & Gamble and Walmart are out with yet another installment in their collaborative, family movie night entertainment initiative. The new movie, the eighth in the series, which first aired in April 2010, is titled, Game Time: Tackling the Past.
“This exciting sports drama showcases how a person’s true value is measured and is sure to get families revved up in time for the 2011 season opener,” according to promotional materials for the film set to air Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. eastern time on NBC.
The plot line for the film revolves around pro football star Jake Walker who is just one season away from setting an all-time receiving record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. But when he gets news that his father, Frank, played by Beau Bridges, has suffered a serious heart attack, Jake leaves training camp and returns to Riverton, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years. Past memories of glory and regret resurface as Jake is forced to reconnect with the family and community he abandoned in pursuit of his career; including his peace-keeping mom and his brother.
Already dealing with those emotions, a call from his agent delivers another crushing blow – Jake’s contract is not being renewed. Stripped from the thing he cares about most, the real Jake begins to emerge from behind his armor to see that life is more than the accumulation of personal stats. But when he’s offered a lucrative new contract with another team, Jake must decide whether to go back to the career he thought he loved, or stay in Riverton and embrace the people who have always been there for him.
Game Time: Tackling the Past is a captivating sports drama with themes that the whole family can relate to and appreciate, according to promotional materials.