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Madison (2001)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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A story about a man's personal struggle to victory in the 1971 Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta.

Director:

William Bindley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Jim McCormick
Jake Lloyd ... Mike McCormick
Mary McCormack ... Bonnie McCormick
Bruce Dern ... Harry Volpi
Paul Dooley ... Mayor Don Vaughn
Brent Briscoe ... Tony Steinhardt
Mark Fauser ... Travis
Reed Diamond ... Skip Naughton
Frank Knapp Jr. ... Bobby Humphrey
Chelcie Ross ... Roger Epperson
Byrne Piven ... George Wallin
William Shockley ... Rick Winston
Matt Letscher ... Owen
Richard Lee Jackson ... Buddy Johnson
Kristina Anapau ... Tami Johnson
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Storyline

Madison, Indiana, 1971. The Ohio river port is in full economic decline, its last pride and obsession being its uniquely town-owned power boat, although the raggedy old donation from a millionaire decades ago never comes close to a win. With his doted upon son Mike as most devoted fan, air-conditioner repairman Jim McCormick, who had to stop piloting it after a near-fatal accident, devotes all his 'spare' time to it, turning down professional opportunities as that would mean moving, as his wife suggests. Things climax when he realizes the town will either be scrapped from the national racing circuit or host the Gold Cup itself, requiring $50,000 fund raising. Written by KGF Vissers

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A town's future is riding with one man.

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and sports peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming of the movie Madison started back in 1999 but the film wasn't release until 2005. That's six years after filming had started, the movie was finally released to the public. See more »

Goofs

When Jim and the mayor are in the high school gym trying to sell the townspeople on hosting the Gold Cup race, the basketball court has 3-point lines. Those did not exist in high school basketball until 1987. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adult Mike McCormick: [narrating] Why is it that everything important that happens to you when you're a kid, happens during the summer? In the summer of 1971 I was ten years old, and the only thing I looked forward to more than the last day of school, was the first day of practice of the hydroplane racing season. You could say Madison kids were born into racing, the same way some folks were born into the oil business or farming.
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Connections

Features ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
Written by Fred Fisher
Arranged by Gregory Prechel (as Greg Prechel)
Performed by P.M. Howard
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User Reviews

Well, it's better than the Mothman movie anyway...
2 December 2006 | by alsilba2See all my reviews

I was waiting to see this movie since I heard about it, in Madison. I was a bit disappointed at how hokey it is, but at lease I can enjoy the scenery. You sure get to know the 421 bridge *G* and I loved seeing those riverfront scenes because I've been there many times.

I am in Madison on the first week of April most years, for a hot pepper festival at the Thomas Family Winery. I love these old Ohio River towns.

In the lodge at Clifty Falls State Park (on the west edge of town), they have another Miss Madison on display, a much smaller boat, I think from the 1940s or 1950s, with a Crosley engine.

Oh, one other thing - when the father and son go into the cavern, that's an unfinished railroad tunnel in the Clifty park, you can walk through it. Bring a lantern, you'll look funny walking the trail with it in the daytime, but it will be handy in the tunnel...


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мэдисон See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$268,370, 24 April 2005

Gross USA:

$517,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$517,262
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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