Game Time: Tackling the Past on NBC

Procter & Gamble and Walmart will premiere their latest movie in the Family Movie Night initiative, “Game Time: Tackling the Past,” just in time for fall football season. This exciting sports drama showcases how a person’s true value is measured.

The movie stars Beau Bridges, Ryan McPartlin, Catherine Hicks and Josh Braaten, and airs on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 8/7c on NBC.

Pro football star Jake Walker (Ryan McPartlin, “Chuck”) is just one season away from setting an all-time receiving record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame.

But when he gets news that his father, Frank, (Hollywood legend, Beau Bridges, “Brothers & Sisters,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and upcoming “The Descendants”) has suffered a serious heart attack, Jake leaves training camp and returns to Riverton, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years.

Past memories of glory and regret resurface as Jake is forced to reconnect with the family and community he abandoned in pursuit of his career; including his peace-keeping mom, played by Catherine Hicks (“7th Heaven” and “Ryan’s Hope”) and his brother, Dean (Josh Braaten, “Semi-Pro”).

Already dealing with those emotions, a call from his agent delivers another crushing blow – Jake’s contract is not being renewed. Stripped from the thing he cares about most, the real Jake begins to emerge from behind his armor to see that life is more than the accumulation of personal stats.

But when he’s offered a lucrative new contract with another team, Jake must decide whether to go back to the career he thought he loved, or stay in Riverton and embrace the people who have always been there for him.

“Game Time: Tackling the Past” is stated to be a captivating sports drama with themes that the whole family can relate to and appreciate.

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