- 1 hr 39 min
Madison is a sports drama film from 2001 directed by William Bindley. The film takes place in the summer of 1971 in Madison, Indiana, and is based on a true story about the town's hydroplane boat racing team. The story revolves around Jim McCormick (Jim Caviezel), a local boat mechanic who dreams of building a winning hydroplane boat to compete in the annual Gold Cup race that takes place on the Ohio River. However, Jim's dream is met with resistance from the town's residents, who see the project as a waste of time and resources.
Despite the lack of support, Jim convinces a group of his friends and fellow racing enthusiasts to help him build the boat. Together, they work tirelessly to build the boat from scratch and prepare for the upcoming race.
Along the way, Jim also faces personal challenges, including a strained relationship with his wife, Bonnie (Mary McCormack), who is pregnant and worried about her husband's dangerous passion for boat racing. Jim's teenage son, Mike (Jake Lloyd), also struggles with his father's obsession and his own desire to fit in with his peers.
As the Gold Cup race approaches, Jim and his team face additional hurdles, including funding issues and unexpected setbacks. However, with determination and hard work, they finally complete the boat in time for the race.
The climax of the film takes place during the Gold Cup race, where Jim and his team face off against some of the best hydroplane racers in the world. The race is filled with suspense, excitement, and danger, as the boats reach speeds of over 150 miles per hour on the treacherous Ohio River.
Overall, Madison is a heartwarming and inspiring film that celebrates the human spirit and the power of community. It's a story about following your dreams, overcoming obstacles, and proving the naysayers wrong. The film also offers a glimpse into the history of hydroplane boat racing, an exciting and dangerous sport that continues to capture the hearts of fans around the world.
Madison is a 2005 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 43.