AKRON -- A boy's dream to the save Akron's All-American Soap Box Derby will soon hit the big screen with the premiere of 25 Hill.
The movie is the brainchild of Hollywood actor-director-producer Corbin Bernsen, who was in Akron Friday to talk about the movie's July 9 debut at the city's Civic Theater.
Bernsen said that about 70 percent of the movie was shot in Akron, including many days of footage from Derby Downs. In all, more than 300 hours of footage was recorded, Bernsen said.
The movie's plot centers upon a boy's quest to save the annual race after hearing that it was struggling to stay alive. The theme is quite close to the actual financial challenges now facing the derby.
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