For All Ages
Francois is a hard working husband and dad that gets laid off from his job. None of his efforts to get another job succeed and he is forced to use what he has, including an old bicycle, in order to provide for his family. With the help of his “black sheep” brother, a bicycle shop owner and a pro-cyclist, Francois makes some life-changing discoveries about his life, career and faith in God.
Although a fictional story, BREAK AWAY, was inspired by true events around the recession that left people without work. The message brings hope and offers practical and Biblical solutions in a very entertaining way.
This film powerfully shows that a wholesome movie can be both entertaining and inspirational. Francois Fouche’ (Frans Cronje’) is a former Rugby celebrity and marketing manager that finds himself unemployed due to the economy. He gets behind on several bills and winds up taking a bicyclist job, delivering packages and important letters to various businesses. His faith is tried but he gets into biking and soon develops a passion for it and a determination to win an upcoming race, simply to prove that all things are possible with God. There are those who doubt him but he places his trust in God. In a few nice scenes his family prays together and shares a family hug.
At the conclusion of the movie Francois makes the point that we need to use what we have and give it to God, just as the young man did when he gave up his loaves and fish and the Lord blessed them. He says at the end, “For me it was a bicycle. The question is: what have you got?” We are pleased to award this uplifting movie our Family Approved Seal for all ages.