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Ludacris Stars in BMX Legend's Personal Story of Redemption in 'The Ride'

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Extreme sports legend John Buultjens turned his life around after a troubled upbringing and jail time. His life inspired the new movie, THE RIDE starring Ludacris, Shane Graham and Sasha Alexander. Watch the inspirational new trailer.

Eldridge ('Ludacris') and Marianna Buultjens (Alexander) adopt John McCord, a troubled youth serving time in a juvenile detection center. The interracial couple make it their mission to help John overcome his white supremacist upbringing. Eldridge introduces him to extreme sports and helps him become a BMX athlete through motivation and forming a family bond.


The Ride movie posterOfficial Synopsis
THE RIDE follows John McCord, an athletically gifted youth who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. After a violent, racially-charged incident lands John (Shane Graham) in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge ('Ludacris') and Marianna Buultjens (Sasha Alexander), an interracial couple who want to provide a fresh start for the tormented youth. Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing and slowly begins to forge a relationship through his foster son’s fascination with extreme sports by giving John his first bike. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and together they speed toward BMX glory and ultimately, redemption.

Written by J.R. Reher & Jean Marie Sobeck, Hadeel Reda, Alex Ranarivelo
Based on Life of John Buultjens
Starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Shane Graham and Sasha Alexander

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