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Still shot from the movie: Madison.


Hydroplane boat racing is part of the history and tradition of Madison, IN. It is also an obsession for Jim McCormick (Jim Caviezel). But when the lifelong resident tries to use the sport to save his dying hometown, his passion threatens to sink his career, marriage, and impossible dreams. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 21 Apr 2005
Video Release: 12 Sep 2005
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Because Mike becomes discouraged after all their efforts still take second place to teams with more financial means, an older and wiser friend explains, “Every now and then a ton of money will whop the pants out of a ton of hard work.” Why does this happen? Is it a good enough reason to give up? On the other hand, are all lost causes worth continued investment? How can you tell if or when it’s time to quit?

What does Bonnie mean when she says, “Races on Sundays. Funerals on Tuesdays?” Considering her feelings, why do you think she allows Jim to compete? What things do you think are worth risking your life for?

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