Hard Miles

A prison social worker assembles a cycling team of teenage convicts and takes them on a transformative 1,000-mile ride. Inspired by the life of Greg Townsend and the Ridgeview Academy cycling team.

Denver International Film Festival 2023
People’s Choice Award - Narrative Feature

Heartland International Film Festival 2023
Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award

Naples International Film Festival 2023
Audience Choice Award

Puerto Rico Film Festival 2023
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best International Film


“It is hard to exaggerate just how amazing this movie is! Everything about this Shakespearean masterpiece is excellent: the story, the acting, the pacing, even the cinematography and camerawork.” 8/10 Film Threat

“We cannot help but be moved by the scope and beauty of the landscape and the dedication of the adults who see possibilities for teenagers after the rest of the world has given up.” 3 out of 4 stars

“This fact-inspired tale covers familiar redemptive sports drama terrain. But it’s traveled with affectingly understated assurance by director R.J. Daniel Hanna (“Miss Virginia”) and a strong cast, making for a satisfying scenic ride.” Variety

“An exhilarating, inspirational and uplifting journey” NYC Movie Guru

“…Hard Miles is a feel-good true story of how physical activity, and specifically team spirit, can be a transformative, redemptive power in the lives of young people…offers an accessible gateway to healthier living and thinking…” 4 stars

“Hard Miles is an entertaining and emotional film that will satisfy your need for sports dramas tinged with inspiration” 4 stars Loud and Clear

Director: R.J. Daniel Hanna
Cast: Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Film Length: 108mins
Format: 2D
Cert: 12A


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