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A cyclist wearing a gold chain, maroon jersey, and black helmet screams intensly.

Hard Miles

  RJ Daniel Hanna

  United States     108 minutes


Greg (Matthew Modine) is a beleaguered social worker at a Colorado juvenile correctional center with a passion for bicycle racing and a revelatory idea for rehabilitation: Rounding up an unlikely crew of incarcerated students to complete a transformative 1000-mile ride from Denver to the Grand Canyon. To achieve their goal, this determined coach and his disgruntled teenage squad will battle heat stroke, speed wobbles, mountainous inclines, and most of all each other to come together as a unified team.

Inspired by a true story and filmed amid the majestic landscapes of the Sierra Nevadas, this heartfelt, humor-filled adventure is a feel-good throwback to the coming-of-age sports dramas of the ‘80s and ‘90s, with an inspiring performance by Modine (Oppenheimer) as the devoted teacher who will never give up on his kids.


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Film Credits

  •   Christian Sander
  •   RJ Daniel Hanna, Christian Sander
  •   Evan Schrodek
  •   Mack Fisher
  •   Matthew Modine, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Leslie David Baker, Sean Astin. Jahking Guillory, Jackson Kelly, Damien Diaz, Zachary T. Robbins
  •   Andrew Johnson
  •   Scott Sander, Larry Roth
  •   Pensé Productions


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