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Abel's Field (2012)

PG | | Drama | 15 September 2012 (USA)
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An inspiring drama about a solitary high school groundskeeper who becomes the unlikey mentor of a struggling teen.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Abel
Samuel Davis ... Seth
Richard Dillard Richard Dillard ... Coach Chalmers
Nicole Elliott ... Katie
Elizabeth Duff ... Cary
Catie Duff ... Mary
Devin Bonnée ... Netty
Joe Ward Joe Ward ... Keith
Trent Moore Trent Moore ... Pastor Daniels
Will Buchanan Will Buchanan ... Billy (as William Buchanan)
Susan Mansur Susan Mansur ... Rose
Yesenia Garcia ... Ms. Hernández
Brittney Karbowski ... Stacy
Katie Sarife ... Courtney
Bob Coonrod ... Mr. Gates


An inspiring drama about a solitary high school groundskeeper who becomes the unlikey mentor of a struggling teen.

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Sometimes the heroes are on the sidelines



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief violence and a smoking image

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campos de Esperança See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Abel's Field
22 June 2016 | by kindtxgalSee all my reviews

Overall, a really good movie about a teenage high school boy left to care for two sisters on his own and the ensuing struggles. Kevin Sorbo as Abel, wanders into a small Texas town and starts working at the high school as a janitor where he and the boy meet & are made to work together, each carrying a secret and both unwilling to reach out for help. The performances are solid, there's not too much cheesy romantic goop, and the plot moves along nicely. The main drawback for me is the ending with too many questions about Abel (Kevin Sorbo) and a couple loose ends not tied up, such as the crime. I would have appreciated more character development/insight into Abel, Sorbo's character personally. There's a legal flaw as well... in that a high crime has allegedly been committed with premeditation apparently (or was it?) -- and if so, the legal penalty is askew. However, other than these minor points, it's a great family movie, entertaining, and one that feels the passion of the actors for this project.

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