Little Red Wagon

Theatrical Release: October 5, 2012
DVD Release: January 8, 2013
Little Red Wagon


LIMITED THEATRICAL RELEASE: From the acclaimed writer of MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS and award-winning director of RUDY and HOOSIERS comes an inspiring family movie, based on a true story. Eight-year-old Zach Bonner dreams of making a difference in the world and will not let anything or anyone stand in his way. Armed with nothing more than a blazing spirit of philanthropy and his beat-up little red wagon, Zach sets out to help the 1.3 million homeless children in America, one wagon full at a time. In the process, he sweeps his fractured family along with him – his single mom and teen-aged sister, and ultimately the entire country. Zach is without doubt the most extraordinary ordinary kid you’ll ever see. Prepare to meet a force of nature!

Dove Review

“Little Red Wagon” will move your family from tears of hope to jubilation as they see just how much difference one person can make. We were thoroughly impressed by this simple yet heartwarming story of dedication and triumph.

During the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, a young boy named Zach Bonner is moved by the images and thoughts of local families who have lost everything. When he decides to take action, Zach and his sister walk his little red wagon around the neighborhood to collect donations of food and water for the relief victims. His simple and small act of kindness moves many to donate and he winds up delivering several van loads of supplies that are to be distributed to the needy. When his mother takes him to a Red Cross shelter to show him the impact that the donations make on displaced families, he decides to bring more media attention to the issue by walking from their home in Tampa to the Florida state capitol.

We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this wonderful movie and encourage you to open your heart (and your generosity) to those in need in your neighborhood. You will be amazed at how much can be done with simple acts of kindness.

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Content Description

Sex: None
Language: D-1; Frickin-1; "D-bag"-1; "Cranial Rectal"-1 "Anal Retentive"-1; "A** crack of dawn"-1; Lord-2 said in reverence
Violence: Mother/daughter fight verbally; boy cuts and breaks arm with a little blood shown; scenes of the aftermath of Hurricane Charley.
Drugs: Woman drinks wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Boy throws up.


Company: Phase 4 Films
Director: David Anspaugh
Producer: Michael Guillen, Ph.D., David Kanter
Genre: Limited
Runtime: 104 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Anna Gunn, Chandler Canterbury, Frances O’Connor, Daveigh Chase, Dylan Matzke
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe