Saint Ralph

Saint Ralph

Streaming Video - 2005
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An awkward, ninth grade Catholic school boy believes a miracle can save his mother's life and having been told his winning the Boston Marathon would be "a miracle," Ralph begins training to win the famed race. Only after seeing his resolve and temerity, a conflicted Father Hibbert (Campbell Scott) trains the boy through his triumphant win at a local race and prepares him for the ultimate challenge.
Publisher: [United States] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2005.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 98 min.)) : sd., col.

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P58Jackson
Aug 02, 2018

Not particularly happy that it didn't continue; very pleased it shared as much as it did.

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Courier2003
Sep 11, 2017

Excellent movie filmed in Canada. What a very dedicated young runner. Thanks patrons for listing on dashboard.

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reiyos
Jan 20, 2017

Clever, fun and very enjoyable. the kid has a unbreakable love for his mother, and faces some tough challenges. Somehow stays focused and on task. I know I will watch this one again someday and enjoy it all over again

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robt1212
Oct 15, 2016

Not a bad story. It's nice too see clergy working around kids and for once not bothering them.

d2013 Sep 12, 2016

A delightful movie...

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mckeett
Jun 18, 2016

An enjoyable movie. Some gems coming out of Canada recently.

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Jane_Sm
Jun 16, 2016

Watched this a few years back but forgot just how delightful and funny it was.

weedingwabbit Mar 23, 2013

Filmed in Hamilton

SLeeg Jan 16, 2013

Excellent movie about a young Catholic boy trying to save his comatose mother by the miracle of winning the Boston Marathon. Along the way, his obstacles are the priests at his school, some schoolmates & his impurity ("self abuse" he calls it). A couple subplots are him seeking the love of a girl who wants to be a nun and also trying to make sure he stays out of the radar of children's services as he's secretly living by himself while his mother is in the hospital. I have to say I didn't expect much going in but this movie was so charming. Ralph is amusing and charming. I found myself actually paying attention and not distracted by all the things I had to do. The ending wasn't the greatest but the journey through the movie was enjoyable.

ontherideau Dec 04, 2012

Every moment counts in this story and the soundtrack shines.

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