Jackson Stone is a reckless and troubled teen who rejects faith and the church as he blames God for everything bad in his life. At home, his seemingly uncaring parents ignorehim, at school he’s an outcast, and his only friend, Funnar, continues to pull him deeper and deeper into the abyss of trouble on the streets. Jackson struggles to come to termswith his fear of death, and his own mortality os he fights a life threatening illness.
After a brush with the law, Jackson is sentenced to community service at a local homeless shelter. While at the shelter, Jackson forges an unlikely friendship with Natan, a destitute homeless veteran, and as their friendship grows, they learn important lessons about life, trust, and something neither have truly experienced…Friendship.
As Jackson progresses towards faith, he begins to transform from a street hoodlum to a responsible young man, but his fragile faith is rocked when Nathan reveals a shocking secret from his past. Jackson suddenly finds himself at a crossroads, and now must choose between what’s easy and what’s right as his own destiny hangs in the balance.
Jackson’s Run is a family Friendly, faith-based, “Rites-of-Passage” story that explores life, death, suffering, and God’s purpose in it.
This movie shows that redemption is possible, even for hard cases! Rusty Martin Jr. gives a strong performance as Jackson Stone, a teen that has the HIV virus, has used drugs, and is running wild until he lands in jail. Jackson has to do community service at a local church. The pastor takes an interest in Jackson and then Jackson meets a pretty girl named Kristen and he soon begins to take an interest in the church. He helps a man that fails at committing suicide and it turns out that there is a connection with this man that Jackson would never have dreamed possible.
Jackson’s young brother Liam looks up to Jackson but he is ignored by his father, Jackson’s stepfather, who seems to be busy with a woman at a restaurant instead of being home. Jackson’s mother, Amber (Melissa Todd), is battling alcoholism and embarrasses Liam when she turns up drunk at his baseball game. Jackson moves forward with the Lord, even attending a Christian concert, then an old buddy drops by and tries to draw him back into his old life. “Jackson’s Run” is a gritty, realistic look at the temptations that people face today. Parents should consult the content chart to make their own informed decisions about the ages of their children watching it. We are awarding the movie our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal as it does have a strong redemptive message in it. In fact, it shows that no one is ever truly outside the redemptive power of God.