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Courageous (2011)

PG-13 | | 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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Alex Kendrick
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reto de valientes See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,063,147, 2 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,522,221, 22 January 2012
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The visitors area at the jail was a real one. Getting to the visitors side was easy, but getting around to the prisoners side took about 15 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Nathan falls off the truck while the thug crashes the truck in the tree, a stunt double is seen in the truck (wearing a green shirt/goatee) instead of the thug. See more »

Quotes

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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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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Courageous is a compelling drama addressing issues and challenges of faith
8 October 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the second movie this year I've seen that frequently mentions God in addressing issues of faith, the first being The Grace Card. This one concerns four cops and one laborer being tested on their beliefs. At least one of them has an addiction and another is challenged before a possible promotion. And one more has a family tragedy. But, for the most part, they managed to survive and become even stronger from their decisions. Quite inspirational and occasionally funny too. And, yes, there are some heroic action scenes as well to keep things exciting. Really, I wasn't initially sure I'd really like this one especially when I was able to predict some scenes and lines but, overall, I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good drama with a fine lesson.


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