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April 17, 2013

Much of upcoming movie shot in state

ENID, Okla. — Three Enid churches are taking a special interest in a movie coming to Showplex Theater in Enid.

“Home Run” is about a professional baseball player who makes a trip to his home town after a DUI results in suspension from his team. Back home, he is forced to coach the local Little League team and participate in the only recovery program in town. That program, Celebrate Recovery, is a Christian-based 12-step approach to overcoming addiction.

Through Celebrate Recovery, the baseball player finds people who help him face the old wounds of an abusive father, face new opponents, and face the love of his life he left behind.

Much of the filming of “Home Run” was done in Okmulgee and Tulsa, said Jimmy Nevius, team leader for Emmanuel Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery group.

Three Enid churches sponsor Celebrate Recovery programs.

“There are Celebrate Recovery groups at Emmanuel Baptist Church, First Assembly of God and World Harvest,” Nevius said. “At Emmanuel, we meet on Thursday nights.”

Emmanuel Baptist purchased 1,000 tickets for “Home Run,” to ensure the movie would be brought to Enid. They hope to spread the word about the Celebrate Recovery program through its characterization in the movie, Nevius said.

“It is a movie that can make a change in people’s lives,” he said.

Tickets are available through Emmanuel for $5. To get tickets, call (580) 237-0602.

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