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Things to do in Georgia: Covington Walk of Stars: Flash Movie (1997)

Covington Georgia might be a small town, but for a small town there is a lot going on.  One of the many tourist attractions in Georgia is the Walk of Stars Tour which takes you to several places where many of your favorite movies and television shows were filmed.  Covington’s Walk of Stars tour is Georgia’s version of the Walk of Stars in Hollywood. things to do in georgiaThe stop on this tour that is going to be discussed now is the ninth stop on the map, which is where the movie “Flash” was filmed.  This movie was released in the US in December of 1997.  It’s a movie about a young boy named Connor Strong that bonds with a horse, which he names Flash. This connection was so strong that Connor does everything he can to earn the money to buy the horse, but before he could earn enough on his own, his father, David, buys the horse for Connor.  Not long after purchasing the horse David must rejoin the merchant marines when they no longer have enough money to pay the mortgage.  After his father leaves, Connor’s grandmother becomes ill and passes away leaving Connor alone. Unable to pay the mortgage Connor must sell Flash to a man that beat it.  Connor then rescues Flash and they both begin their journey to reunite with David. The young boy Connor is played by a young Lucas Black, who is now known for the roles he played in “Friday Night Lights” and “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.”  It was in the movie “Flash,” that Black was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series – Leading Young Actor. If you're looking for things to do in Georgia, be sure to visit this and all the other stops along the way on the Covington Walk of Stars Tour, the next time you are in Covington, Georgia.
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