8.9/10
28
10 user 3 critic

Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story (2015)

GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story chronicles the inspirational life of Christopher Rush, a paraplegic, and national MDA poster child, who lived with muscular dystrophy from birth to death ... See full summary »

Director:

Zack Arnold

Writers:

Zack Arnold, Karoliina Tuovinen (co-writer)

Star:

Mark Hamill
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Hamill ... Narrator
Edit

Storyline

GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story chronicles the inspirational life of Christopher Rush, a paraplegic, and national MDA poster child, who lived with muscular dystrophy from birth to death at the age 30, well beyond his predicted two years of life. Chris achieved extraordinary goals despite impossible odds and left behind a philosophy of life for all of us to follow. GO FAR is a motivational film that will teach and inspire not only persons with disabilities, but everyone, to follow their dreams and achieve them, no matter the obstacles. Featuring Tony Orlando, Jerry Lewis, and other celebrities associated with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Written by Tracy Balsz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He was a life lesson on wheels


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site

Country:

USA | Cayman Islands

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A remarkable life, perfectly captured.
21 August 2015 | by JediPugSee all my reviews

I grew up watching the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA Telethons, and I was familiar with Christopher Rush as he served as the national ambassador from 1983 - 1984. However, as with so many things in life, I lost track of him when his public time with the MDA ended. Finding out about this film was a gift, as it beautifully illustrates Christopher's journey beyond those years.

The director of the film, Zack Arnold, was a friend and classmate of Christopher's, and his personal touch brought an intimacy that made watching 'Go Far' a truly enriching experience.

The film is wonderfully narrated by Mark Hamill. 'Star Wars' meant the world to Christopher (a passion we share!), so having Luke Skywalker himself speaking as Christopher was a real treat!

Family, friends, celebrities -- all whose lives were forever changed by the witness of the astounding bravery of one young man determined to overcome his physical obstacles -- are featured throughout, and their stories, recollections, and anecdotes paint a picture of someone who felt he could accomplish anything he set his mind to... and more often than not, he did! I look at my own life and wonder if I'd have the fortitude and the faith to do the same.

I was moved to tears... I laughed out loud... and my heart was stirred. You can't ask for more than that. I cannot recommend 'Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story' enough.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed