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Courageous (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 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.

Director:

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 ... 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:

Honor Begins At Home See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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:

$9,112,839, 2 October 2011

Gross USA:

$34,522,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,185,884
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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

Nearly all of the film's actors were not actually professionally trained film actors but instead local churchgoers hired from the same church Alex Kendrick attends, making their feature film debut here. See more »

Goofs

The Bible verse (Joshua 24:15) shown before the credits begin says "Choose today who you will serve . . ." when the correct pronoun to use is "whom". See more »

Quotes

Nathan Hayes: Has he asked you out?
Jade Hays: It's not even a real date. We're just going to the mall and walk around.
Nathan Hayes: If a boy asked you to go anywhere with him, it's a date.
Nathan Hayes: You can't go on a date with anyone 'til they come and talk to me. And they have no business talking to me until you're 17.
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Connections

References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

When We're Together
(Mark Willard, Mark Harris)
(c) 2011 MAW Music, LLC (BMI); Coastal Lyric Publishing (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Performed by Mark Harris
Master Copyright (c) 2011 Vision Vineyard, L.L.C.
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Reality Movie vs. Reality TV
23 March 2011 | by dan-8-256175See all my reviews

Reality TV is not really real. I mean, I have no friends who've been stranded on an island or locked in a house (nor, as far as I know, has that happened to people who don't like me). In contrast, the movie, Courageous, truly reveals the reality of life. This highly entertaining film is about the struggles of fatherhood. Which of us guys hasn't struggled with the boundaries between work and home?

The story centers on a group of law enforcement officers and is filled with action, outstanding humor and at times, some tough emotional moments. At the show I attended, everyone cried. They cried at some tragic moments and at some moments of great relief. At my side was a good buddy who is a successful business pro and strong family man. He & I both walked away with some deeper awareness of how we could be better fathers to our kids and to our brides.

So there are also some distinct learning moments that makes this film much more than just an escape from reality. How often do you have an opportunity to take someone to a movie that has trailing impact on your life? I'll suggest you get some Dads together to watch Courageous and sit down for a meal afterward to talk about what it showed you were doing well, or right - and what you could be working on to better build into your family and their future. Powerfully-told story with an outstanding cast.


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