Years after his father's death, the son of a fallen soldier tries to reconnect with his grandfather, who is still grieving the loss of his son.

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Darrel Campbell (book), Darrel Campbell (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall R. Teague ... Bob Revere
Jennifer O'Neill ... Dottie Revere
Rusty Joiner ... Greg Rogers
Fred Williamson ... Warren Hammerschmidt
Hunter Gomez ... Christian Revere
Nikki Novak ... Kari Revere
Jenna Boyd ... Mattie Rogers
Austin Marks Austin Marks ... Thomas Revere
Lindsey Brinnon Lindsey Brinnon ... Jessica 'JJ' Revere
Steve Marks Steve Marks ... Randy
Joe Brinnon Joe Brinnon ... Charlie
Walter Coppage ... Matt Schnake
Charles Graham Charles Graham ... Leonard
Dean Vivian Dean Vivian ... Principal Rusty Cruzan
Darrel Campbell ... Renaldo Boutwell
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Storyline

This heartwarming movie tells the story of a local war hero whose son Tom goes off to war. While he's away earning medals for valor, his wife gives birth to their son Christian. However, the tragedy that ensues on a cruel battlefield will change everyone's life forever: Tom Revere is laid to rest, paying the ultimate price for freedom. Fourteen years later, Christian and his mother Kari return to the small town of Mount Columbus, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, to celebrate the holidays with family. At first, Bob and Christian are not connecting as they struggle with the pain of losing Tom, but in this beautiful story of love and forgiveness, grandfather and grandson discover a way to unite and to make a difference in their community by claiming their freedom of expression. Bob, who is both a pharmacist and the mayor of Mount Columbus, realizes that some of the freedoms his son fought and died for are eroding. The first battle he chooses to fight in his mission to restore the town's ... Written by Leslie

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A story of family, faith and freedom. See more »

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Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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In 2012, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee took part in a telemarketing campaign that involved making over four million robocalls to promote the film. This was considered to be a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as it was in the guise of a political survey, and a class-action lawsuit was later filed. Originally, it was ultimately dismissed in 2014, but in 2015, that decision was overturned by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the lawsuit was able to proceed. In 2017, U.S. District Court Judge E. Richard Webber ordered AIC Communications, the company involved with the campaign on behalf of Veritas Entertainment, to pay the sum of $32,424,930 in damages. See more »

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When Bob, Christian, and the biker are hoisting the cross up the side of the building with a rope, it somehow becomes attached to its mount on the side of the building without anyone attaching it there. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Magic Christmas Tree (2016) See more »

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Get On and Ride
Written and performed by Bo Bice
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Obvious agenda is obvious.
13 September 2017 | by Java_JoeSee all my reviews

This movie has come back in the news namely because the court case where Mike Huckabee robocalled everybody to promote this movie finally was decided and the makers need to pay out some $32 million dollars in damages. That's a little more than $10.00 per person though but it made me remember this movie all over again.

This takes place in an America that never was. It's an America where kids aren't allowed to bring bibles to school. There's never been any law like this on the books except you can't read from the bible in class nor can you teach the bible instead of actual history or science. It's a world where you can't have Christmas decorations anywhere. It's a world where kids never heard of Christmas carols because they don't play them on the radio anymore. In short, this is not happening anywhere in this country.

But that never stopped people with an agenda from pushing it and acting like they're the persecuted minority when last time I checked just about everybody in this country celebrates Christmas to one degree or another.

It's badly acted, poorly produced and has elements in it that simply aren't true no matter how much the makers want it to be true.

Avoid this unless you happen to like that kind of thing. Or even better, try to find a real Christmas movie if you're in the mood for one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Ounce of Courage See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,708,000, 16 September 2012

Gross USA:

$3,329,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,329,674
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1.78 : 1
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