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Courageous -- As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
Courageous -- Clip: You Are A Rich Man
Courageous -- Featurette: The Heart Of Courageous
Courageous -- TV Spot: Honor
Courageous -- Clip: Opening Scene

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Stephen Kendrick (written by)
Alex Kendrick (written by)
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Release Date:
30 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Honor Begins At Home See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Another Excellent Effort. See more (166 total) »

Cast

 

Alex Kendrick ... Adam Mitchell

Ben Davies ... David Thomson

Kevin Downes ... Shane Fuller

Robert Amaya ... Javier Martinez
Jessa Duggar ... Girl at Funeral

Ken Bevel ... Nathan Hayes

T.C. Stallings ... T.J

Rusty Martin ... Dylan Mitchell

Rusty Martin Sr. ... Mr.Tyson (as Russell F. Martin)
Joy-Anna Duggar ... Girl Crying at Funeral (as Joy Duggar)
Dan Howell ... Courtroom Sergeant
Lauren Etchells ... Emily Mitchell

Angelita Nelson ... Carmen Martinez
Renee Jewell ... Victoria Mitchell
Taylor Hutcherson ... Jade Hays
Eleanor Brown ... Kayla Hayes
Damien Horne ... Arrested Man in Car
Joshua Kendrick ... Tyler Fuller
Jose Rodriguez ... Jamar Holloman (as Jose 'Jota R' Rodriguez)
Ed Litton ... Pastor Rogers
Marie Anna McWilliams ... Amanda (as Anna Marie McWilliams)
David Milliner ... Sergeant Murphy
Dennis Erickson ... Waiter
Renata Williams ... Woman at Drug House
Mark Glow ... Sheriff
Donald Howze ... Derrick
Dwan Williams ... Sheriff's Deputy 9
Emily Zapata ... Medic 2

Stephen Ostrander ... Muster Room Sgt.
Vincent Hutcherson ... Father at Tree House
Daniel Simmons ... William Barrett
Karis Kendrick ... Olivia
Jimmy Broyden ... Man Driving Truck
Amberly Marquard ... Lady 2 at Wreck
Fred Broom ... Sheriff's Deputy 19
Bobby Boone ... Messenger in Factory
Roger Russell ... Construction Worker 2
Lauren Atkins ... Older Emily
Bill Douglass ... Adam's Father (as Bill Douglas)
Brenan Williams ... Gang Member 3
David Benham ... Sheriff's Deputy 17
Steve Willimas ... Victoria's Father (as Steve Williams)
Luke Bowers ... Evidence Room Sergeant
Cheryl Douglass ... Adam's Mother (as Cheryl Douglas)
Lonnie Mathis ... Sheriff's Deputy 4
Chuck Spencer ... Medic 4
Louis Guillebeaux ... Clyde Holloman
Faith Atkins ... Bridesmaid 3
Donatavious Brown ... Gang Member 8
Coleman Bailey ... Gang Member 1
Ryan Canidate ... Kid in Attic
Chris Ponte ... Sheriff's Deputy 20
Ellie Zapata ... Isabel Martinez
William Dozier ... Kid at Window 3
Kevin Taylor ... Sheriff's Deputy 8
Micah Hutcherson ... Kid at Window 2
David Roberts ... Man Shoveling
Brett Kirkland ... Mr. Simms
Katie Willard ... Waitress 2 (as Katy Willard)
Chad Evans ... Sheriff's Deputy 6
Mark Willard ... Sheriff's Deputy 14
Jaleel Horry ... Gang Member 5
Anna Sanders ... Waitress 3
Derinique Daniel ... Gang Member 7
Travius Reed ... Sheriff's Deputy 2
Dennis Hill ... Visitation Guard
Troy Kimsey ... ER Doctor
Steve Cox ... Construction Worker 1
Bryan Barnes ... Ambulance Driver
Kaleb Bevel ... Baby Hayes
Alan William Brock ... Gun Range Instructor (as William Alan Brock)
Bill Shafer ... Head Waiter
Meyer Gotlieb ... Man in Hallway (as Meyer Gottlieb)
Scott Dawson ... Arresting Investigator
James Byrd ... Sheriff's Deputy 15
W. Alicia Garcia ... Woman at Restuarant (as Alicia W. Garcia)
Montrell King ... Gang Member 9
Ramona Higgs ... Medic 6
Mark Walker ... Construction Boss
Brent Griffin ... Sheriff's Deputy 11
Amber Dominque ... Waitress 1
Zachery Hutcherson ... Kid at Window 1
Evan Zapata ... Marcos Martinez
Kamy Lawson ... Nurse 3
Jacob Rodriguez ... Gang Member 2
Phillips English ... Gang Member 10 (as Phillip English)
Brandon Morgan ... Arrested Teen 1
Ashley Mclearn ... Lady 1 at Wreck (as Ashley McClearn)
Matt Hardwick ... Antonie
Jason Benham ... Sheriff's Deputy 16
E. Darren Akins ... Gang Member 4 (as Darren E. Akins)
Courtney Carter ... Bridesmaid 4
Jason Miller ... Sheriff's Deputy 5
J. Craig Dodd ... Captain at Drug Bust (as Capt. Craig J. Dodd)
Becky Williams ... Victoria's Mother
Chuck Mitchell ... Medic 3
Garrett Grubbs ... Sheriff's Deputy 12
Debbie Glow ... Nurse 2
Cathy Loudenbarger ... Nurse 5
Mike Peachey ... Sheriff's Deputy 18
Terrance Burnette ... Gang Member 6
Macy Mager ... Bridesmaid 2
Joshoua Mattox ... Arrested Teen 2 (as Joshua Mattox)
Joy Spencer ... Medic 5
Brian Phillips ... Sheriff's Deputy 7
Tasha Milliner ... Prison Guard
Ovbiye Idemundia ... Sheriff's Deputy 10
Charles Hill ... Sheriff's Deputy 1
Robin Bushnell ... Coffee Shop Worker
Daniel Wilbanks ... Medic 7
Amy Wooten ... Gun Range Assistant
Chad Warbington ... Medic 1
Logan Dorminey ... Sheriff's Deputy 3
Peter Sharber ... Coffee Shop Man
Toni Smith ... Nurse 4
Kristi Cheshire ... Ambulance Driver
Bethany Kimsey ... Nurse 1
Marie Keefe ... Bridesmaid 1
Christian Dozier ... Jordan Hayes
Joi Hutcherson ... Little Girl in Yard
Dee Kelley ... Shanes Ex Wife Mia

Patrick Millsaps ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Kendrick 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Kendrick  written by
Stephen Kendrick  written by

Produced by
Michael Catt .... executive producer
Larry Frenzel .... associate producer
Terry Hemmings .... executive producer
Stephen Kendrick .... producer
Jim McBride .... executive producer
Justin Tolley .... line producer
Dennis Wiemer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Willard 
 
Cinematography by
Bob Scott (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Ebel 
Steve Hullfish 
Alex Kendrick 
 
Production Design by
Darian Corley 
Sheila McBride 
 
Set Decoration by
Sheila McBride 
 
Costume Design by
Terri Catt 
 
Makeup Department
Paula Akins .... hair supervisor
Diana Alvey .... hair assistant
Erin Bethea .... makeup assistant
Cindy Burnes .... hair assistant
Curry Bushnell .... makeup department head
Jackie Byrd .... makeup assistant
Jerilyn Byrd .... makeup assistant
Melanie Carter .... hair assistant
Lesha Cawley .... hair assistant
Nancy Devirgilis .... hair assistant
Kyra Gullberg .... makeup assistant
Jessica Harris .... makeup assistant
Brenda Humphries .... hair assistant
Christine Kozuck .... makeup assistant
Marie Anna McWilliams .... hair assistant (as Anna Marie McWilliams)
Ivy Sceals .... makeup assistant
Hillary Smit .... hair assistant
Mary Smit .... hair assistant
Mary Smit .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
J. Clarke Gallivan .... post-production supervisor (as Clarke Gallivan)
Kim Sancinito .... production office manager
Bill Wohlken .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Erwin .... second unit director
Marie Keefe .... second second assistant director
Elizabeth Nouri .... second assistant director
Stephen Ostrander .... first assistant director
Justin Tolley .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Kathy Anthony .... set dressing assistant
Tony Anthony .... set dressing assistant
Trey Broome .... set dressing production assistant
Stacey Clem .... set dressing assistant
Angela Collins .... construction assistant
Anthony Collins .... construction assistant
Darian Corley .... property coordinator
Steven Cox .... construction foreman (as Steve Cox)
David Cromie .... construction assistant
Janet Dapper .... property coordinator
Janet Dapper .... set dressing assistant
Steve Dapper .... property master
J. Craig Dodd .... armourer (as Capt. Craig J. Dodd)
Leah Glow .... set dressing assistant
Frank Griffin .... property coordinator
Ovbiye Idemundia .... construction assistant
Adrienne Leigh .... property coordinator
Adrienne Leigh .... props graphic designer
Kenny Loudenbarger .... construction assistant
Kenny Loudenbarger .... set dressing assistant
Amberly Marquard .... property coordinator
Amberly Marquard .... set dressing assistant
Amy Parr .... property coordinator
Cherie Peachey .... property coordinator
Cherie Peachey .... set dressing assistant
Mike Peachey .... construction assistant
Mike Peachey .... property coordinator
Keith Pool .... construction assistant
David Roberts .... construction assistant
Sandra Satchell .... property coordinator
Arthur Shipley .... construction assistant
Nancy Shipley .... construction assistant
Aaron St. Jacques .... construction foreman
Dennis Wiemer .... property coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jerry Byrd .... sound utility
Kevin Daughtry .... second boom operator
Kevin Daughtry .... sound mixer: second unit
J.T. Dekker .... sound editor
Patrick Donahue .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Gazell .... sound editor
David Gullberg .... boom operator
Michael McLendon .... additional boom operator: second unit
Nick Palladino .... sound designer
Nick Palladino .... sound editor
Stephen Preston .... sound mixer: second unit
David Schober .... audio final mix: and edit
Madelyn Smit .... sound assistant
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Brian Straka .... sound editor
Rob Whitehurst .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Donoho .... digital special effects
Scott Erickson .... special effects assistant
Brian Hansen .... special effects assistant
Shane Knight .... special effects coordinator
Brad Sitton .... digital special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Hayley Catt .... digital effects assistant
Scott Childs .... digital effects assistant
Bill Ebel .... digital effects assistant
Grant Kendrick .... digital effects assistant
Ben McLeod .... digital effects assistant
Justin Pae .... end credits graphics
Frances Pearson .... digital effects assistant
David Viau .... end credits graphics
 
Stunts
Isaac Broyden .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jim Broyden .... stunt coordinator (as Jimmy Broyden)
Jim Broyden .... stunt driver (as Jimmy Broyden)
Jim Broyden .... stunt performer (as Jimmy Broyden)
J. Craig Dodd .... stunt driver (as Capt. Craig J. Dodd)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Armstrong .... swing
Kali Bailey .... grip
Jonathan Bennett .... additional assistant camera: second unit
Jonathan Bennett .... electrician
Chip Byrd .... first assistant cameraman
Taylor Case .... camera department production assistant
Hayley Catt .... still photography
Matt Clegg .... electrician
Bill Ebel .... camera: digital video captured by
Jon Erwin .... b camera operator
Sean Fisher .... grip
Mike L. Germaine .... key grip
Ty Germaine .... grip
Patrick Gines .... electrician
Charlie Harrold .... electrician
Charlie Harrold .... key grip: second unit
Michael James Heath .... b camera second assistant (as Michael Heath)
Michael James Heath .... second assistant cameraman: second unit (as Mike Heath)
Dave Henke .... grip
Dan Howell .... swing
Tom Hunt .... grip
Kevin Jackson .... best boy grip
Gordy Jorian .... electrician
Kristopher Kimlin .... gaffer: second unit (as Kris Kimlin)
Kristopher Kimlin .... steadicam (as Kris Kimlin)
Mike Licata .... best boy electric
Josh Litton .... grip
Michael McLendon .... video assistant
Ben McLeod .... second assistant cameraman
Shane McMullin .... grip
Diego Montiel .... b camera first assistant
Diego Montiel .... first assistant cameraman: second unit
Tyler Morris .... grip
Brian Murie .... additional first assistant camera
Chris Murray .... electrician
Dan Nesbit .... generator caretaker
Stephanie Power .... electrician
Stephen Preston .... digital imaging technician
Joe Raffield .... dolly grip
Samuel Andy Seely .... electrician
Keith Slade .... gaffer
Todd Stone .... still photography
Craig Trevithick .... videographer
Bryan Zhang .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Carol Bailey .... assistant extras coordinator
Dean'Na Barnes .... assistant extras coordinator
Mayrene Blewett .... assistant extras coordinator
Renee Broome .... assistant extras coordinator
Mandy Chambers .... talent coordinator
Loretta Gahman .... talent: assistant
Kendra Heath .... talent: assistant
Dennis Hill .... assistant extras coordinator
Pam Johnson .... assistant extras coordinator
Lisa McMillan .... assistant extras coordinator
Amy Parr .... extras casting director
Doris Sammons .... assistant extras coordinator
Bill Shafer .... talent coordinator
Faye Sharber .... assistant extras coordinator
Bobbie Todd .... assistant extras coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiffany Adams .... costume assistant
Ada Bailey .... costume runner
Rachel Bailey .... costume runner
Beth Bank .... costume assistant (as Beth Banks)
Lori Biery .... costume assistant
Lisa Brunson .... set costumer
Terri Catt .... wardrobe supervisor
Cyndy Hemphill .... wardrobe assistant
Megan Hutcherson .... costume runner
Zakiya Lescott .... wardrobe assistant
Sara Miller .... costume assistant
Bree Milliner .... costume runner
Diane Proctor .... wardrobe assistant
Phyllis Spivey .... costume assistant
Christine St. Jasques .... wardrobe assistant
Doris Watts .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Lauren Banta .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Bierne .... technical advisor: post-production
George Bunce .... digital intermediate conform editor
Jeff Huston .... film recording
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer
Craig Trevithick .... behind the scenes editor
 
Music Department
Jennifer Campbell .... music coordinator
Dave Cleveland .... guitarist
BJ Davis .... orchestrations
Stephen K. Hand .... conductor
Stephen K. Hand .... orchestrations
Stephen K. Hand .... score preparation
Bradley Knight .... orchestrations
Melissa Mattey .... recording engineer
Cory Ridenhour .... music licensing: and clearance
David Schober .... recording engineer
The Southeastern Sinfonia .... orchestra: live
Ben Terry .... assistant audio engineer
Mark Willard .... contractor
Mark Willard .... programmer
Alex Wolaver .... soloist: viola
 
Transportation Department
Greg Baird .... camera car driver
Pete Barron .... transportation coordinator
Garry Bates .... transportation assistant
Jim Blewett .... transportation assistant
Joseph Campbell .... transportation assistant
Harold Frantz .... transportation assistant
Kenneth Jarrett .... transportation assistant
Lon Jorgensen .... transportation assistant
Stanley McGilberry .... transportation assistant
Mark Meagher .... transportation assistant
Neil Moncrief .... transportation assistant
Dan Nesbit .... transportation assistant
Jim Russell .... transportation assistant
Jim Spivey .... transportation assistant
 
Other crew
Charlene Alvey .... production accountant
Blake Bailey .... child wrangler: assistant
Blake Bailey .... production assistant
Eleanor Banks .... assistant travel coordinator
Tim Birney .... security supervisor: and night security
Todd Braswell .... technical adviser
Bill Butler .... location scout
James Byrd .... production assistant
Chris Carpenter .... technical adviser
Hayley Catt .... production secretary
Hayley Catt .... web site coordinator
Mandy Chambers .... location scout
Jay Clark .... technical coordinator
Doug Cochran .... location manager
Jesse Cook .... maintenance: director
Vickie Davis .... catering manager
J. Craig Dodd .... technical adviser (as Capt. Craig J. Dodd)
Julie Fairchild .... unit publicist
Pam Fallin .... production office production assistant
Emily Flynt .... production office production assistant
Kris Fuhr .... executive: Provident Films
Loretta Gahman .... child wrangler: assistant
Bob Gordon .... behind the scenes producer
Ben Howard .... senior executive: Provident Films
Lon Jorgensen .... technical coordinator
Brian Kelley .... technical coordinator
Brian Kelley .... web site coordinator
Dee Kelley .... child wrangler: head
Jill Kendrick .... hospitality manager
Troy Kimsey .... set medical services: director
Scott Knight .... business affairs
Kenny Loudenbarger .... production assistant
Nancy Lovell .... unit publicist
Amberly Marquard .... child wrangler: assistant
Rob Martin .... craft service director
Lisa Matthews .... travel coordinator
Eydie McDaniel .... telephone operations
Rick McDaniel .... medic
Rick McDaniel .... security
Jonathan McGuire .... production office production assistant
Mandy McGuire .... production secretary
Wendy McLeod .... coordinator: prayer
John Ostrander .... technical adviser (as Col. John Ostrander)
Stephen Ostrander .... location scout
Tim Rauter .... web site coordinator
George Royal .... catering manager
Monique Sondag .... unit publicist
Jim Spivey .... provider: RV
Phyllis Spivey .... provider: RV
Holly Stiegel .... script supervisor
Kyle Thompson .... behind the scenes producer
Anna Watson .... craft service assistant
Tim Wright .... medic
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug content
Runtime:
USA:129 min | Argentina:129 min
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Trivia:
The girl listed in the cast as "Girl crying at Funeral" is Joy-Anna Duggar, a member of the Duggar family, the famous large Christian family of "19 kids and Counting".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The worksite where Javier went to for the new job is the same construction site that he was fired from.See more »
Quotes:
[First lines]
Nathan Hayes:Hey. Hey, no. No. No. Hey stop.
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Movie Connections:
References Fireproof (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
When We're TogetherSee more »

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134 out of 179 people found the following review useful.
Another Excellent Effort., 30 September 2011
Author: jwrowe3 from Tampa, FL

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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