In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare."


Alex Kendrick


Alex Kendrick (story and screenplay), Stephen Kendrick (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Caleb Holt
Erin Bethea ... Catherine Holt
Ken Bevel ... Michael Simmons
Stephen Dervan Stephen Dervan ... Wayne Floyd
Eric Young Eric Young ... Terrell Sanders
Jason McLeod Jason McLeod ... Eric Harmon
Harris Malcom Harris Malcom ... John Holt
Phyllis Malcom Phyllis Malcom ... Cheryl Holt
Perry Revell Perry Revell ... Gavin Keller
Stephanie Makulinski Stephanie Makulinski ... Robin Cates
Renata Williams Renata Williams ... Latasha Brown
Dwan Williams Dwan Williams ... Deidra Harris
Amberly Marquard Amberly Marquard ... Ashley Phillips
Joy Joiner Joy Joiner ... Young Catherine's Mom
Danielle Brooks Danielle Brooks ... Young Catherine (voice)


In Albany, Georgia, Caleb and Catherine Holt's marriage is in crisis and they decided to divorce. However, Caleb's father proposes that his son should delay their separation for 40 days and follow a procedure called "The Love Dare" to reignite their love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never Leave Your Partner Behind.


Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and some peril | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The car used for the car accident had already been wrecked, so a different car was used for the earlier scene. Filmmakers were originally moving it with a wrecker, but they had trouble getting it in place each time as it was falling apart. What they really needed was a forklift truck. Amazingly, there was a man who lived right across the track and owned his own forklift. He had seen both of Sherwood's previous movies, and was glad to lend a hand. Producer Stephan Kendrick said, "only God could make this happen. How many people have a forklift in their backyard?" See more »


When Michael tells Caleb that Catherine is in the fire truck bay, he is wearing a shirt with pointed pocket flaps. Once Caleb arrives to the fire truck bay, he is wearing a shirt with straight pocket flaps. See more »


Caleb Holt: I want to thank you, dad. The Love Dare changed my life.
John Holt: God changed your life. The Love Dare was just a tool He used.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, a Biblical verse is shown: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Left Behind: The Movie (2019) See more »


Slow Fade
Written by Mark Hall
Performed by Casting Crowns
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28 September 2008 | by lrosellSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie. It hits on many core issues in a marriage, whether you are spiritual or not. Individuals who are not believers will not like it and should stay home if they are not receptive. Just as I do not attend science fiction films because I do not like that genre.

Acting was much better than Facing the Giants. Excellent use of humor. With regard to all-white cast as referred by another summary on this site, I am not sure if that person actually saw the movie given the following facts:

The first word spoken in the movie is by a black person. The wife has two black friends who she she sees quite often. The first person who brings up God to Caleb is his Lt., a black man. There is one other black person at the station who has several lines.

I would hope that summaries be written by people who actually see the movie.

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Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fireproof See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,836,036, 28 September 2008

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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