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Courageous (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 30 September 2011 (USA)
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When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

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Alex Kendrick
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Bevel ... Nathan Hayes
Alex Kendrick ... Adam Mitchell
Kevin Downes ... Shane Fuller
Renee Jewell Renee Jewell ... Victoria Mitchell
Rusty Martin Rusty Martin ... Dylan Mitchell
Lauren Etchells Lauren Etchells ... Emily Mitchell
Ben Davies ... David Thomson
Robert Amaya ... Javier Martinez
Angelita Nelson Angelita Nelson ... Carmen Martinez
Taylor Hutcherson Taylor Hutcherson ... Jade Hayes
Eleanor Brown Eleanor Brown ... Kayla Hayes
T.C. Stallings ... T.J
Matt Hardwick Matt Hardwick ... Antoine
Kaleb Bevel Kaleb Bevel ... Baby Hayes
Ashley Mclearn Ashley Mclearn ... Lady 1 at Wreck (as Ashley McClearn)
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Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God's promise to "turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers." Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be ... courageous! Written by Anonymous

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Honor Begins At Home See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene that Adam Mitchell is watching on TV (with his daughter in his lap) is from the house fire in Fireproof (2008). See more »

Goofs

The worksite where Javier went to for the new job is the same construction site that he was fired from. See more »

Quotes

Nathan Hayes: You can't go on a date with anyone 'til they come and talk to me. And they have no business talking to me until you're 17.
Jade Hays: It's not even a real date. We're just going to the mall and walk around.
Nathan Hayes: If a boy asked you to go anywhere with him, it's a date.
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Connections

References Fireproof (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Love
(Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram)
(c) 2010 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Big Skwawka Music (ASCAP)
All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing and Big Swawka Music admin. By Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music (SESAC).
Performed by Brandon Heath
All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Timber Publishing, West Main Music and Windsor Hill Music admin. by Sony/ATV.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Courtesy of Reunion/Monomode Records and Provident Label Group LLC
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Another Excellent Effort.
30 September 2011 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

Yes, it's a "Christian movie"...and yes, there's a "happy ending" and yes, there's a "message". So what?

In the 40 or so years I have been a regular movie goer, I've seen pretty much everything one can put into a film, from explosions to nudity to every possible combination of four letter words. And I am happy to say we didn't get any of it in this movie. So, if you yearn for a Hollywood blockbuster....pass on this one.

No, I'm no Pollyanna. I like some action and adventure. But I've gotten to where a movie with "less" is better to me in many ways. Yes, in full disclosure, I am proud to say I am a Christian. A Christian dad, too. I'm happy to report that this movie is what every father should see, be they "in the Faith" or not. It's nice to see a movie where there's a strong message of family unity. Even Disney movies have taken to trying to tell us that your average family is a broken one. That may be factual, but why can't we have some entertainment that focuses on people trying to be strong fathers? And that leads to strong mothers, and then stronger children. And in the end, a stronger community.

There's just enough humor to keep the movie moving along. It's not a short film by any means, so you do get your ticket price in viewing. There were a few scenes that might cause a jump or two, but they are part of setting the story. The movie is a nice surprise in a season of movies that will probably be forgotten a few weeks after viewing.

If you have a hard time hearing a lot about GOD and such, pass on this at the local Googleplex and wander into another film. I hope it makes you happy. But, I would gently suggest you try this movie out. Be you a man (or woman) of Faith or not. You just might be surprised. And, you just might wish to spend a little more time with your family.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,112,839, 2 October 2011

Gross USA:

$34,522,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,185,884
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2.35 : 1
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