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Abel's Field -- Abel (Kevin Sorbo), the solitary, solitary groundskeeper of a high school football field, becomes the unlikely mentor for a struggling teen (Samuel Davis).
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15 September 2012 (USA) See more »
Sometimes the heroes are on the sidelines
Abel, the solitary, solitary grounds keeper of a high school football field, becomes the unlikely mentor for a struggling teen. | Add synopsis »
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Kevin Sorbo ... Abel

Samuel Davis ... Seth
Richard Dillard ... Coach Chalmers

Nicole Elliott ... Katie

Elizabeth Duff ... Cary

Catie Duff ... Mary
Devin Bonnée ... Netty
Joe Ward ... Keith
Trent Moore ... Pastor Daniels

Will Buchanan ... Billy (as William Buchanan)
Susan Mansur ... Rose

Yesenia Garcia ... Ms. Hernández
Brittney Karbowski ... Stacy

Katie Sarife ... Courtney

Bob Coonrod ... Mr. Gates
Craig Kotfas ... Suit
Luci Christian ... Receptionist
Matthew Posey ... Officer Paulson

Ellen Halper ... Ticket Taker (as Ellen Dolan)

Cat Sims ... Hannah
Titos Menchaca ... Bartender
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... New Bartender
Terri Merritt Bennett ... Aunt Linda
Anthony Solomon ... Lineman

Ray Prewitt ... Manager
Cliff Stephens ... Blake Hardgrove
Benjamin Hoffman ... Pilgrim
Abbey Siegworth ... Keith's Girl

Wray Crawford ... Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Evans ... Football Announcer

B.K-McKee ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Kaitlin Barry ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Gene Cervenka ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Lindsay Mabry ... Ice Cream Parlor Patron (uncredited)
Dino Maglaris ... Football Player #10 (uncredited)

Dylan Ramos ... Luis (uncredited)
Charlie m Stewart ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordie Haakstad 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aron Flasher 

Produced by
Glen Hommy .... executive producer
Laurie Hommy .... executive producer
Tore Knos .... producer
Sandhya Shardanand .... line producer
Kevin Sorbo .... executive producer
Katie Tull .... associate producer
Straw Weisman .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeff Toyne 
Cinematography by
Ian Ellis 
Film Editing by
Susan Munro 
Casting by
Vicky Boone 
Production Design by
George T. Morrow 
Art Direction by
Walter Schneider 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Harrigan 
Makeup Department
Nicole Gonzales .... additional make-up and hair
Louis Moncivias .... key makeup
Louis Moncivias .... special effects makeup
Nancy Rankin .... hair department head
Nancy Rankin .... makeup department head
Nancy Rankin .... special fx makeup department head
Joe Rivera .... additional make-up and hair
Justin Vickers .... tattoo designer
Louis Moncivias .... tattoo application (uncredited)
Nancy Rankin .... tattoo application (uncredited)
Production Management
Straw Weisman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eran Carmelli .... second assistant director
Mary Beth Chambers .... first assistant director: second unit
Christian Cisneros .... assistant director
Christopher Dufau .... second assistant director: second unit
A.J. Ledesma .... second second assistant director: second unit
Drew Saplin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Hall .... property master
Raz Khandpur .... set dresser
Suzanne McDonnell .... art assistant
Erynn Patrick .... art assistant
Sound Department
Stephen Apostolina .... adr loop group
Sara Ballantine .... adr loop group
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist (as Mike Crabtree)
Ali Hillis .... adr loop group
Phil Mezzetti .... adr mixer
Karlo Montano .... boom operator
Martin Pedersen .... sound mixer
Lia Sargent .... adr loop group
Lia Sargent .... loop group coordinator
Shane Sweet .... adr loop group
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor
Nancy Troutman .... assistant sound editor
Adam Weisman .... adr loop group
David John West .... dialogue editor (as David West)
David John West .... foley: and adr mixer (as David West)
David John West .... re-recording engineer (as David West)
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer (as David West)
Scott Westley .... sound designer: and special effects editor
Visual Effects by
Jody MacKinnon .... credits: animation executive producer
Anthony Madlangrayan .... additional illustrations by
Bill Sneed .... credits: animation
Paul Song .... visual effects artist
Dean Baldwin .... football stunts
Jeff Schwan .... stunt coordinator
Erick Smart .... football stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Beasley .... grip
Kelly Bogdan .... second assistant camera: and first assistant camera second unit
Rich Bond .... best boy electric
Amanda Bruce Parker .... additional second assistant camera (as Amanda Bruce)
Rusty Carter .... additional videography: football
John Cates .... second assistant camera
Theda Cunningham .... additional first assistant camera
Ian Ellis .... camera operator
Eric Gerzymisch .... electrician
Ryan Green .... still photographer
Brad Keffer .... electrician
Cordelaine Kline .... additional second assistant camera
Rob McGrath .... first assistant camera: and second unit cinematographer
Hussain Pirani .... set videographer
Chad Lear Plunkett .... dolly grip: "b" camera, second unit
Chad Lear Plunkett .... grip (as Chad Plunket)
Ashley Riggs .... electrician
Zachary W. Sprague .... additional second assistant camera
Greg Travis .... gaffer
Erik Untersee .... best boy grip
Justin Paul Warren .... digital imaging technician (as Justin Warren)
Jesse Wolter .... key grip
Griffin Yu .... additional still photographer
Casting Department
Jennifer Dee .... extras casting assistant
Sarah Dowling .... extras casting director
Ashley Hallford .... extras casting assistant
Andrew Reyes .... extras casting assistant
Katie Richter .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashlyn Angel .... addl costumer
Rosalba Brock .... costume intern
Yvonne Constancio .... costume p.a.
Kate Holley .... costumer
Adelaide Murphey .... key costumer
Sofia Sokolove .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Charla Barker .... assistant editor
Brian Bonus .... assistant editor
Gail Butler .... post producer
Alex Ferrari .... colorist
Alex Ferrari .... on-line editor
Brandon Gray .... assistant editor: behind the scenes
Susan Munro .... editor
Music Department
Aiko Fukushima .... orchestrator
Oren Hadar .... scoring mixer
Joshua Minyard .... score mixing
Dana Walden .... music supervisor
Richard McIlvery .... additional music recording engineer; musician pedal steel guitar (uncredited)
Other crew
Greg Bernstein .... production counsel
Jessica Bradley .... craft services production assistant
Gail Butler .... post producer
Joe Canik .... key set production assistant
Paul Conrad .... location production assistant (as Paul Linden)
Amy Lewis Duff .... set teacher
Ty Eddingston .... production assistant
Julie Fairchild .... unit publicist
Lucas Fairchild .... unit publicist
Barrett Farmer .... additional production assistant
Jeff Guerrero .... production coordinator
Rudy Gutierrez Jr. .... production assistant
Lindsay May Heathcote .... production accountant
Brandon Hodge .... locations intern
Laura King .... set medic
Jebadiah Lemos .... catering: assistant chef
Mike MacDonald .... craft service
Kim Magee .... script supervisor
Jean-François Montminy .... caterer: chef
John Edward Moore .... craft services production assistant (as John Moore)
Carol Pirie .... accounting clerk
Breck Robinson .... location assistant
Patrick Robinson .... location assistant
Roxie Rodriguez .... production secretary
Molly Routt .... assistant production coordinator
Immanuel Salas .... location manager
Bryan Smith .... production assistant
Straw Weisman .... post production supervisor
Ben Hanks .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kim Blundell .... the producers wish to thank
Penny Brcic .... the producers wish to thank
Vlado Brcic .... the producers wish to thank
Carol Cameron .... the producers wish to thank
Greg Cameron .... the producers wish to thank
Bob Campbell .... the producers wish to thank
Trudy Campbell .... the producers wish to thank
Bernice Clease .... the producers wish to thank
Jim Clease .... the producers wish to thank
Lyman Haakstad .... in memory of
Carl Tore Knos .... the producers wish to thank
Nikita Kuznetsov .... the producers wish to thank
Joseph Martushev .... the producers wish to thank
Anna Naundorf .... the producers wish to thank
Greg Naundorf .... the producers wish to thank
Pavel Reutov .... the producers wish to thank
Margaret Sine .... the producers wish to thank
Bernice Walker .... the producers wish to thank
Darren Walker .... the producers wish to thank
Jerry Walker .... the producers wish to thank
Ken Walker .... the producers wish to thank
Leah Walker .... the producers wish to thank
Mark Walker .... the producers wish to thank
Michael Walker .... the producers wish to thank
John H. Wilson .... the producers wish to thank
Michele Zebich-Knos .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated PG for thematic elements, brief violence and a smoking image
104 min
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A "different" Christian film., 23 February 2013
Author: arwachter from Maryland, United States

When I asked my gang what they thought of this new film starring Kevin Sorbo and Samuel Davis, they unanimously said, "It was different from other Christian films." And they mean that's a good thing. Abel's Field was well written, well acted and entertaining to boot.

Among many good messages in this story, I was particularly touched by Seth's dedication to his younger sisters. My kids also pointed this out as one of the things that made Abel's Field stand out. So often, even in Christian media, brothers and sisters are portrayed as annoyances to each other. It was a nice change to see an example of what siblings should be to each other.

Allen liked that Abel, the Christian lead in the film, was not a perfect saint. He was portrayed in a very real way that all of us can relate to. Just like the average Christian, Abel was struggling to overcome his past and gain victory over the sin in his life while trying to live out God's will, share the Gospel and be a good example to those in his life. Typically in Christian films we start with someone who is obviously lost and living a life full of sin... alcoholism, adultery, drug addiction, theft, anger... the list goes on and on. As things get worse the rebel comes to the Lord and he cleans up his act at last. In stark contrast, Seth is a good kid, working hard to do good things. His life, even in the absence of parents, is full of great character traits. But he is still lost and in need of a Savior. That is a message our world needs to hear. Even "good" people need to know the Lord.

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