Victor

DVD Release: April 7, 2017
Victor
Dove "Faith-Based"
Some Content May Be Objectionable

Synopsis

Based on a true story, a migrant teen from Puerto Rico is forced to survive the dark streets of 1962 Brooklyn. Enslaved by the power of gangs and the addiction of heroin, he must find faith and freedom before he destroys his family and himself.

Dove Review

“Victor” is the amazing true story of Victor Torres, who overcame drug addiction to found a rehab center in Boston and an international church in Richmond, Virginia. The film opens with Victor’s family having just moved to Brooklyn, New York, from Puerto Rico. Victor, who is splendidly portrayed by Patrick Davis, is soon initiated into a gang and has his first “rumble.” Before long he is involved in making illegal guns, drug dealing, and getting into serious trouble. His parents worry about him, especially when he starts buying appliances and other things. Where is he getting the money? He is earning too much for it to be a “regular” job.

Victor falls for a girl named Sherry, but her jealous boyfriend makes Victor a special target. Pastor Jimmy (Josh Pence) has just moved into the neighborhood and is intent on helping Victor or anyone else who will give God a chance. When Victor’s life spirals even further downward, his desperate mother, Lila (Lisa Vidal), turns to Pastor Jimmy for help. But Victor must want the help. He eventually realizes that only by surrendering his life to Jesus can he find the power to be freed from the drug addiction. Victor loves his little brother, Ricky (Mason Davis), and hates what he has become—a very poor example to little Ricky. This remarkable story features drug use on screen and underage drinking and smoking and stealing, so we are awarding it our Faith-Based Seal, meaning it has some objectionable material but is strong with its faith message.

This movie shows what faith and surrender to God can accomplish! Victor went on to found a drug rehab center in Boston and to found the international church in Richmond where he serves with his wife Carmen to this day. This film is about change, the kind of change that only God can make!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: H-2; punk a*s-1; stupid mouse-1.
Violence: Fighting in several scenes including punching; objects such as glass being broken; black eyes and a little blood on faces are seen; a broken beer bottle is held on a young man as he is threatened; shooting; a young man is shot and dies; it is said another young man died; knives and guns held on people; teens make illegal guns; boys use baseball bat to break into a store and rob it; a man is robbed of his money.
Drugs: Several scenes of drug use including a syringe, needle and tourniquet; the use of heroin; drug paraphernalia seen in a few scenes; the smoking of cigarettes in several scenes and by underage teens; cigarette seen behind young man's ear; pipe smoking; a drug is used to help get the addicts off the stronger drugs; talk of getting drugs; drug dealing; a young man prepares drugs in front of his young brother; drinking by underage teens in several scenes; beer bottles are seen; people seen going through withdrawals in rehab or on the street; a "fix me, man" comment; the stealing of drugs from a drug store.
Nudity: Woman in swimwear on beach.
Other: Tension between characters; stealing; fireworks are set off inside a building; death and grief; a character vomits while going through withdrawals.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Collide
Writer: Brandon Dickerson & Thomas Ward
Producer: Laura D. Smith
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Patrick Davis, Lisa Vidal, Josh Pence, José Zúñiga, Mason Davis