An unathletic boy with autism strives to become an unlikely marathon champion giving his unfulfilled father purpose and a second chance at putting his family first.
Tyson’s Run (2022)
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA): PG
Director: Kim Bass
Writer: Kim Bass
Stars: Major Dodson, Amy Smart, Barkhad Abdi, Layla Felder
Release date: March 4, 2022 (United States)
Country of origin: United States
Production companies: Planet 9 Productions, Beautiful Lie Pictures, Pace Pictures
Official Website: https://tysonsrun.com
When fifteen-year-old Tyson attends public school for the first time, his life is changed forever. While helping his father clean up after the football team, Tyson befriends champion marathon runner Aklilu. Never letting his autism hold him back, Tyson becomes determined to run his first marathon in hopes of winning his father’s approval.
The film’s stars Major Dodson as Tyson, Amy Smart as Eloise, Barkhad Abdi as Aklilu, Layla Felder as Shannon, Jody Thompson as Sweeney, Isaiah Asher Hanley as Bradley Burton(as Isaiah Hanley), Forrest Deal as Jonesy, Claudia Zevallos as Ms. Fernandez, Reno Wilson as Mayor, Dave Cohen as Sports Reporter, James Devoti as State Police Sergeant Speena, Stephan Jones as Coach Rousseau, Jibre Hordges as Billy Kidman, Caleb Emery as Markum, Brian Troxell as Mr. Mattern, Shawn Huff as Nurse, John Cappetta as Pastor, and Max Perlman as Customer.
With the help of an unlikely friend and his parents, Tyson learns that with faith in yourself and the courage to take the first step, anything is possible. Tyson is a person with goals and aspirations who operates in a different way than most people, but cares passionately about his friends and family. With the ultimate goal to impress his father.