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.


Alex Kendrick
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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)


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The Tazer gun used in the arrest was real. It wasn't fully charged so it wouldn't hurt anyone, but while filming, it actually recoiled and shocked Shane Fuller (Kevin Downes), not the gangster. He then fell down and cut his hand on a brick. See more »


When the thug is put into the back of the squad car with Javier, the boom mic is reflected in the car's rear window. See more »


[First lines]
Nathan Hayes: Hey. Hey, no. No. No. Hey stop.
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »


(Mark Hall and Matthew West)
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(all rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Tree Publishing and Club Zoo admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing) / External Combustion Music / Songs for Delaney / Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Performed by Casting Crowns
Courtesy of Beach Street / Reunion Records and Provident Label Group
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An Excellent and Refreshing film with an important message
1 October 2011 | by cedwards-21See all my reviews

I bought a ticket for this film knowing nothing about it other than it was new. When I arrived at the theater it was packed ... something I have not seen in a very long time. The audience really responded, and gave a standing ovation at the end. Like a breath of fresh air and a key time in our nation's history. Watching the credits closely, it was clear that this was a Christian production all the catering, for example, was done by churches). I have no particular religious agenda, but I found this film balanced and never felt as though I was being subjected to religious propaganda. It is an action-packed story, and is carried by the weight of the events that all ring true. All on and off screen work is first rate, and even the children are solid and credible. Technical details and production value is all highly professional.

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Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Courageous See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,112,839, 2 October 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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