Breaking the Press

Theatrical Release: September 20, 2011
DVD Release: September 20, 2011
Breaking the Press


Living in a small Texas town, high school basketball coach Joe Conahey and his wife, Laura, are
inexplicably moved to adopt two brothers, Matt and Josh. In high school, the boys played basketball for
the Wildcats and Joe was lucky enough to coach them. Josh was a year younger than his brother and
was a naturally gifted prodigy. Matt, on the other hand, had to work diligently for every small success.
When Josh is recruited by a powerhouse high school in Dallas, he leaves his dad, his brother and his
team and demands the opportunity he feels he deserves.

In the big city, Josh is tempted by girls, drugs and alcohol and is subsequently expelled from school. Josh
is mortified and fearful of facing his dad. He doesn’t believe that he can ever go home again and begins
living on the streets, working odd jobs, making barely enough to buy food. Finally, Josh breaks down
and prays for forgiveness and strength and returns home to face his dad, whose love for his son could
never change. Josh re‐joins the team as the Wildcats make a run for the play‐offs.

Dove Review

There are many different stories based on the prodigal son from the Bible. This is about two high school boys who were adopted at a very young age by a Christian couple. Joe and Laura are wonderful parents, raising Matt and Josh with good moral values and lots of love. But when Josh gets to join the basketball team that his father coaches and his brother Matt also plays on, Josh’s personal choices are tested and he becomes a prodigal.

True to form, the son returns to the unconditional love and forgiveness of his family. This film includes many important faith-based lessons for the audience to learn. This movie is very enjoyable and entertaining, and suitable for audiences age 12 and over.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Basketball players fight; young man has his possessions stolen.
Sex: Teenage girl makes sexual advances toward teenage boy; discussion regarding sexual relationship and waiting until marriage between teenage brothers; couples kiss; teenage girls dressed scantily.
Language: B-2; D-2; Butt-1
Violence: Basketball players fight; young man has his possessions stolen.
Drugs: Underage drinking; high school kids smoking; man offers young man a bag of cocaine.
Nudity: Cleavage; girls in bikinis; short skirts.
Other: Adoption; not following the rules; being a team player; personal integrity; running away; forgiveness.


Company: Mustard Seed Entertainment
Director: Andrew Stevens
Producer: Andrew Stevens
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe