Time to Run (1973)
For Ages 12 and Over
The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation gap can only be closed by total and willing acceptance of God and Jesus Christ. Randall Carver and Ed Nelson head the supporting cast, while Rev. Billy Graham makes a brief appearance as himself.
This is a powerful drama about a prodigal son who comes home to both his earthly father and his Heavenly Father by film’s end.
Jeff Cole doesn’t agree with his father Warren about much. He even is quoted in the newspaper and attacks his father’s job and work place. His mother Fran is caught in the middle as she watches the tension between her husband Warren (Ed Nelson) and her son. On top of this Jeff’s girlfriend, Michelle, is a Christian and Jeff cares for her but not for her Christian faith.
Jeff gets into trouble and despite the fact his father is stubborn at times, we see him leave money in Jeff’s shirt at the laundry mat to help him out and he also bails him out of jail. Eventually a decision for Christ must be made and the story wraps up with a powerful conclusion. We are recommending this movie for ages twelve plus and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. This film goes beyond entertainment. It is a movie with a message.