Becoming Redwood

Synopsis: Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jesse James Miller
Production: Screen Media Ventures
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
99 min

My father says

that we're born into families

so that we canssons

and get over past mistakes.

He calls it "karma,"

I must have made

in my last life.

Get a job,

you stinkin' hippie!


This one's comingny.

I can't do this.

This is not the time

to be discussing

this, jade.

I can't do it

well, maybe

we can just wait

until we cross the border.

Welcome to Canada.

Hi. Purpose of your trip?

Uh, we're immigrating.

Ah. Reasons for

your immigration, sir?

Well, I'm

a conscientious objector

to the Vietnam war.


I love you, redwood.

Ethan, I'm leaving.


this is crazy, jade.

I can't do it.

No, no.

It's not too late.

I can't leave.

Just wait, all right?

Excuse me.

Am I interrupting something?

Jade, this is crazy! Jade!

One moment, please.

Hey. Hey. Hey, hey!


listen to me, okay?

You know I can't go back.

It could be dangerous.

There's more to it,

you know that!

Excuse me, sir.

If you...

just one moment for me, please.

Sure, sure.

- Jade, listen.

- Let go of me!

No. Hey, hey.

Let go of me!

You can't leave us!

Let go of me!

- You can't leave us!

In other news today...

golfing great Jack nicklaus,

three masters championships

nicklaus has not won a major

resulting in firing

of his long-time caddy,

with this move,

nicklaus is hoping

to once again capture the magic

he once possessed

and winher green jacket

at the masters.

I can't!

Just stop! Please.

Just stop.

I don't really remember

when my mother left,

when I was introduced

the parting of ways

has not been favorable

to the trinidadian.

Jack nicklaus is the best

even without ruben...

And when I beat Jack,

everything will go back

redwood forest Hansen has got

175 yards

to the treacherous 16th hole

at Augusta national.

Nicklaus is safely on...

40 feet from the pin.

A good approach shot here should

give him a great chance,

with three holes left

to beat Jack nicklaus

and capture

his first green jacket

at the masters.


Never have we seen

an 11-year-old

at this position

at the masters.

It's an incredible, Charles,

just incredible.


It ain't over, red.

Jack's on

that dance floor, too,

and he's good

with that flat stick.

Yeah, but that is tight, ruben,

and Jack's got

an uphill slider.


Keep your focus, red.

We got

three holes left.

Eyes on the prize, baby!

Eyes on the prize.

Redwood, dinner!

Dad, I'm on 16,

and just hit it tight,

and Jack hasn't hit yet!

Well, Jack's going to have to

wait till tomorrow,

'cause you're already

a half-hour late.

Move it!

Dad! I could

be on my way

to my first

masters title.

No 11-year-old

has ever gotten this close.

Do you know how hard it is

to beat Jack nicklaus?

I mean,

everything would change.

Custom paint job?

Hey, jonno.

Yeah, not bad

for $13.99, huh?

No wonder

you're still single.

What's up?

Sorry I didn't call.

You got any time?

Aww, for you, my man,

anytime, anytime.

How's red?

Well, it's more like

"where's red?"

Looking good, man.

What on earth are you

feeding these things?

Thanks, man.

Classical music.

Yeah, it helps them

relax and grow.

No sh*t.


"Mozart's flute concerto

number 2 in d-major"

seems to work

the best.

Well, helps, don't it?

Speaking of growing...

Little man!

Uncle jonno!


Not cool, red.

I'm gonna have to

get you a watch.

But, dad,

I hit it stiff on 16,

and Jack has a 40-foot slider,

and not to mention

that ruben says 18

fits my fade perfectly.

I'm telling you, dad,

I've got him,

I've got Jack.

All right, that's enough.

- But I...

- Red.

Please, man... just chill.

Come on, now.

Better listen

to your old man.

Let me

see those pipes.

Yeah, there we go!

I don't want to get too big,

because it's bad

for the backswing.

You know, Jack says that.

That's good.

All right.

So, you fill out

that paperwork yet?

No, man.

You know, man,

that war should

never have started.

I dig ya, I do...

But it's over now.

At least Carter's giving you

a chance to go home.

Not interested.

I mean, the best thing

I ever did, besides him,

was leave.

I mean, I would have

never made it out alive.

Imagine me with a gun?


It's good weed, man,

good weed.



Yeah, red?

You said

that when the war was over,

that maybe

we could go to Oregon...

And see my mom.

Come on, man.

You know it's more complicated

than that.

But you said that we could

go to Oregon when the war was...

please. Please, man.

But you never keep your...


I'm sorry, man, all right?

It's just...

We can talk about this

later, okay?

Yeah, okay.

Now, you have to go

get ready for dinner.

Go wash your hands.

Can jonno stay?

All right, yeah.

Yeah, for sure.

It's your turn

to do the dishes.

Sounds tough.

Yeah, well, I just

haven't been able to tell him

what the real deal is

about his mom, you know?

But it's time...

That kid's ready to know.

Listen, man,

I've been meaning to ask you.

Can you get

a hold of any, uh...

White stuff?

The cocaine, man.

I didn't think that was

your kind of high, jonno.

It's not.

I got a couple friends

looking for...

A different kind

of party.

Da cocaine, man.

Can you get

a handle on more?

Yeah, I mean, I can

get a line on as much as you...

red! Come on, man!

Go get ready.

Evening, sports fans,

to the late night edition

where we always keep youolf.

I am your host,

and do I have a big surprise

the 1975 classic finish

and I got chillsut it.

So let me send youn crime,

who always calls it straight,

Charlie renfrew.

The pressure here

the galleryneedles.

Nicklaus has just hit

a wonderful approach shot... the 16th green.

He's now gotfoot slider...

...he's only

about 100 yards away

from where

weiskopf hit that putt.

Now, up the hill...

Fantastic, he's done it!

Oh, what a finish!

And now the stage shifts...

Back to

the 11-year-old sensation

redwood forest Hansen.

Inside left.


He's got about...

A 10-foot puttck,

who's sitting at 8 under par.

It looks...



Redwood forest Hansen

makes birdie

and is tied with Jack nicklaus

going into the 17th tee-box

at Augusta national!


Hey, man,

it's after midnight.

You have school


I know it's your

last day of school

before summer break,

but not to mention

the boob-tube's only to be

watched with adults, huh?

But, dad, I just made birdie

to tie Jack with two holes left


you know,

it wouldn't matter

if the dalai lama

made an eagle.

You know better, man.

Everyone else gets to

watch television.

Why can't I?

'Cause we're not


Come on, red...

You'll thank me someday

for this, man.

You don't see it now,

but you will.

It's no big deal, man.

I love you, man.

You want to look at

the photo albums

before we go

back to bed?

You said

we could talk about Oregon.

Yeah... yeah.

I guess I did.

You know, man...

Life can be heavy.

You know...

And sometimes things

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