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The Ride: A Christmas Eve Parable - .MP4 Digital Download

It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago and a bored and disengaged taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more pickup. He soon begins to suspect that his passenger is planning to commit suicide. The cabbie prolongs the ride in an uncharacteristic attempt to connect and help. See how grace invades the hearts of both men in this powerful short film by Dallas Jenkins, producer of What If…

  • Item 501593V
  • Region: US and Canada
  • Media Type: Digital Video
  • Running Time: 33 min.

Alternate formats: DVD - $5.00

Retail: $14.99
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Description

It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago and a bored, disengaged taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more pickup. The customer asks to be taken to a local bridge and the cabbie soon begins to suspect that his passenger is planning to commit suicide. In an uncharacteristic attempt to help, the cab-driver makes excuses to prolong the ride while he attempts to connect with and help the his distraught fare. As the night progresses, grace invades the hearts of both the complacent and the desolate. Directed by Dallas Jenkins (What If…) and winner of the TAFF 2013 Best Film Award, The ride has brought church audiences to their feet and impacted thousands.

Editorial Reviews

Bored by the endless droning of his customers, a Chicago cabbie on Christmas Eve is eager to get home. After dropping off what he hopes is his last passenger, the call he's been dreading comes in: dispatch needs him to pick up one more fare. Before the evening is over, the ride will change the lives of both the driver (Kirk B.R. Woller) and the passenger (Brad Heller). Deeply troubled, the surly pickup asks to be driven to a bridge over a cold waterway across town, and as the journey progresses, the man behind the wheel finds himself in an unexpected situation. Filmmaker Dallas Jenkins weaves elements of the prodigal son narrative into this brief but well-crafted and touching Christian drama, centering on two individuals; one overcome with guilt and depression for his transgressions, who wants to end it all because he feels that his family will never welcome him back, and a Christian who needs to be shocked into remembering what grace is all about. Winner of several film festival honors, The Ride is highly recommended.

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