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Courageous (2011)

 -  Drama  -  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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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 »

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

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30 September 2011 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,063,147 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$34,522,221 (USA) (20 January 2012)
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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 »

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The uniforms and patrol cars that the guys have say "Dougherty County Sheriff's Office", but when David is typing the letter on his laptop to his ex-girlfriend he states that he works for "Albany Sheriff's Office." See more »

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Adam Mitchell: You ever hear of the snake kings?
Lamont: The who?
Adam Mitchell: The snake kings you ever cross 'em?
Lamont: I ain't heard of no snake kings.
Adam Mitchell: We got their leader in the back. If he tries to cut you or go for your throat, just yell and we'll stop the car.
Lamont: Hold on. I ain't ridin with no killer.
Adam Mitchell: Just stay on your side, don't look at him, don't talk to him.
[to Javier]
Adam Mitchell: Martinez, you hurt this guy, I'll put you under the jail, you got it?
Lamont: I ain't ridin with no snake king!
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References Fireproof (2008) See more »

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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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An excellent film I'll be seeing again
2 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

When I first heard about Courageous, I was intrigued, not because I'm a Christian, but because as a member of a law enforcement family, I can relate to the plot. I wasn't disappointed. The film tells the story of five men and their families, and their decision to step up and face their responsibilities...no matter how hard they may be. Most of them were 'good enough' fathers before, but good enough isn't enough for a man of courage.

Courageous seemed less preachy to me than Fireproof was before it. Most of the acting was much better than I expected (Ken Bevel, in particular, really stepped it up this time). The film was very gritty, very true to life. There were times when I felt like I was watching my family in days past on the screen. Nothing about the reality of job or family was sugarcoated.

My main complaint would be with the plot structure; the story didn't have a clearly defined beginning, middle, and end. There were enough subplots, I thought, to fill two movies, though they all tied together nicely in the end.

Even my sister (who is not a Christian) agreed that she liked it. In the end, I walked away inspired and uplifted, not just by the film's message, but by it's presentation. Fireproof may have been a film I liked and walked away from, but Courageous is definitely one I'll be buying for my DVD collection. As of this film, I am a definite fan of the Kendrick brother's films, and I can't wait for more.


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