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For The Glory - .MP4 Digital Download

Based on the true life story of Kurt Kuykendall, a one-time Olympic hopeful who became an Olympic athlete. But not for the sport he intended!

  • Item 501498V
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: Digital Video
  • Running Time: 106 min.

Alternate formats: DVD - $5.00

Retail: $19.99
Price: $7.99

Description

FOR THE GLORY is the story of how God intervened in a young man’s life through unlikely means, changed his entire life and fulfilled his dreams in a way he could never imagine.

Based on the true life story of Kurt Kuykendall, a one-time Olympic hopeful who became an Olympic athlete. But not for the sport he intended!

After the death of his older brother, Kurt (Jason Burkey) tries to make everyone happy. Having planned to do that by playing basketball in the Olympics, his dream meets an abrupt end his first year at college, when after a string of poor performances, he is cut from the team. Aside from the stinging disappointment, the rejection forces Kurt to a crossroads in his life.

Juggling the expectations of his alcoholic mother (Nancy Fondriest) and power hungry father (Michael Landers), Kurt faces an uncertain future and a lot of questions.

Thanks to Al Ross (Robby Stone), Kurt reluctantly tries keeping goal for his fraternity soccer team and discovers a natural talent for it.

Buoyed by friends Robby and Sherry (Danny Cornett, Chelsie Casagrande), Kurt trains hard all summer to try out for the Division 1 team.

Includes Optional English Subtitles.

Editorial Reviews

Based on the true story of Olympic soccer player Kurt Kuykendall, For the Glory is a movie about a young man adrift at a crossroads in his life. Kurt's older brother has just died; his mother suffers from severe alcoholism; his father is a demanding perfectionist; and he is unable to do well as a college basketball player. Yet when one of Kurt's friends urges him to try out for the fraternity soccer team, Kurt discovers his hidden talent—even though he's never played soccer before in his life! Kurt's girlfriends and other friends help him improve his goalkeeping skills, in a journey that will bring him to represent the US at the Olympics. A story of how the divine grace of God can transform one's life and reveal one's destined path, For the Glory is as spiritually uplifting as it is entertaining, and highly recommended.

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