The Story

TNE offers a uniquely compelling tale of the bond  between a father and son. 

Kyle Thomas, the sole child of a typical military household, finds himself in the midst of a unique upbringing. His father, Eric, a seasoned marine helicopter pilot, has devoted 22 years to the Corps. However, the demands of Eric's profession have often left him with limited time to engage in his son's life, particularly when it comes to Kyle's passion for soccer. It's worth noting that Eric himself excelled as a midfielder and even pursued the sport in Europe prior to his college and Marine Corps days.

Under the persistent encouragement of his wife and son, Eric reluctantly agrees to an early retirement due to the escalating Middle East tensions. He takes on a role as a consultant for the Department of Defense while simultaneously stepping into the role of Kyle's soccer coach. As Eric's retirement draws nearer, the anticipation builds, with just ninety-four days left to the awaited moment.

Eric's new role as coach for Kyle's nationally ranked club team takes a dramatic turn when he is abruptly summoned away following a devastating suicide bombing that claims the lives of six pilots. Amid the chaos, Eric and Kyle manage a heartfelt conversation over the phone. With his upcoming deployment date marked on the calendar and his son's team poised for the finals against the state champions, Eric leaves Kyle with a resolute promise: "When you beat the Rangers, I'll be coming home." Regrettably, these words mark the last communication between father and son, leaving Kyle with a poignant memory etched in time.



The Story continued

The trajectory of Kyle's life takes a sudden and jolting turn when his father goes missing in action just days later. In the face of this grim reality, Kyle finds himself grappling with the need to navigate the unfolding events, even when they seem beyond his control. A single opportunity arises before him, one that hinges on his soccer team's victory against a formidable opponent that has remained unbeaten for over two years, having convincingly defeated Kyle's own team, the Wave, earlier in the same year.

Driven by a sense of desperation, Kyle embarks on a nocturnal coaching endeavor, trying to guide his players under the cover of darkness. Simultaneously, he ventures into the realm of hiring a new coach, seeking every possible edge. His pursuit extends to the realm of Lucid Dreaming, a method he hopes will lead him to find and communicate with his missing father, Eric. The outcome of these endeavors not only introduces chaos into his life but also poses an array of new challenges. And yet, he chooses to bear this weight alone, rather than risk his mother, coaches, friends, and family labeling him as unhinged under the weight of stress.

The art of Lucid Dreaming unveils a canvas of surreal worlds, where Kyle engages in a relentless struggle to forge a connection with his father. Within these immersive, perilous, and captivating environments, he battles to triumph, for the prospect of failure is entirely out of the question.

This narrative embodies a coming-of-age tale that rivals the emotional depth of "Life is Beautiful." In this context, "TNE" emerges as a poignant story wherein a young boy is compelled to craft a realm within his own reality to safeguard both himself and his family.

The Net Effect

"The Net Effect seamlessly blends the heartwarming essence of 'Life is Beautiful' and the captivating intrigue of 'The Sixth Sense,' while carving its unique path within the realm of Fantasy Family Drama.

Through the lens of TNE, you're invited to embark on an enigmatic odyssey, guided by the innocent and unfiltered perspective of a child. This remarkable journey delves into the complexities of war, unveiling its perils, trials, and the unanticipated bonds that can form even amidst its tumult.

While bearing resemblance to the cinematic powerhouses that collectively amassed a staggering 1.2 billion in revenue, 'The Net Effect' stands apart as a cinematic revelation of its own. Its narrative tapestry weaves a distinctive and enthralling narrative tapestry, defying conventional norms."

Life is Beautiful

A comparison....

The parallels in balance and stages between 'The Net Effect' and 'Life is Beautiful' are striking. At the heart of both narratives lies the profound bond shared between a father and his son. In 'The Net Effect,' this connection manifests as the son grapples with the weighty responsibility of rescuing his father, safeguarding his mother, and reconciling with his former coach, all while navigating the challenges introduced by a new coach.

Similarly, in 'Life is Beautiful,' the father takes center stage as the protagonist, employing remarkable resilience to shield his son from the harsh realities of their circumstances. In 'The Net Effect,' Kyle is entwined in a struggle between actuality and the perceived influence over his family's destiny—a kinship with the young boy in 'Life is Beautiful,' who employs a survival-oriented mindset within his own challenging milieu.

In 'The Net Effect,' Eric, the father, assumes a heroic role supporting his fellow comrades, until fate thrusts upon him a predicament that jeopardizes his very role as a father. Despite being continents apart, both father and son muster every ounce of determination to surmount the obstacles that stand in the way of their long-awaited reunion, seeking to restore their family's unity once more.

Indie Movie Produced in 1997. Worldwide Box Office: $229,400,000 Worldwide DVD: $196,700,0

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