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Mercy Rule (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | Video 14 February 2014
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John Miller faces his sons hope of a being a pitcher on a baseball team, and keeping his recycling business from being shut down by a sly business man.


Darren Doane


N.D. Wilson





Credited cast:
Kirk Cameron ... John Miller
Chelsea Noble ... Maddie Miller (as Chelsea Cameron)
Nicole Neilson Nicole Neilson ... Bea
Jared Miller Jared Miller ... Cody Miller
Tim Hawkins Tim Hawkins ... Uncle Ben
Bas Rutten ... Coach
Joslyn Kramer Joslyn Kramer ... Coach's Daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bladon James Bladon ... Evan Trufant
Robert Cameron Robert Cameron ... District Attorney
Pamela Capone Pamela Capone ... Councilwoman Sadie
Bill Doane Bill Doane ... Lone Citizen
Marshall Foster Marshall Foster ... City Council Member
Rex Holt Rex Holt ... City Council Member
Tate Kallman Tate Kallman ... Jeff
Ben Kientz ... Really Large Astros Coach
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When the game is on the line, you want people you can count on- in baseball and in life. In the midst of a challenging season, Cody (Jared Miller) learns he's not the best pitcher...or the best teammate. Meanwhile, Cody's dad, John (Kirk Cameron), is losing to an unscrupulous lobbysit scheming to take over the family business. Both Cody and John think their only option is to fight their problems on their own. It's not until they learn to rely on friends, teammates, and - most importantly - their faith and family that they discover their battles can truly be won. Starring Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, Bas Rutten (Here Comes the Boom), and comedian Tim Hawkins, Mercy Rule is a film for every family that embraces the values of mercy, patience, sacrifice and trusting God. Written by Anonymous

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During one of the final scenes, when Cody and Bea are in the backyard, Cody has a bandage on his chin, and Bea makes reference to it as a mark from battle, except Cody never got injured during the games, and this bandage doesn't show up in any previous or following shots. See more »


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Great family movie!
21 March 2015 | by tony-beard84See all my reviews

As a Christian, I'm often a little disappointed by some films that come out labeled as such. Usually the writing is sub-standard and the cast has a handful of people who can act surrounded by folks who have yet to refine the skill.

"Mercy Rule" isn't just a good Christian movie, it's a quality movie in general. Kirk Cameron plays the role of John Miller, a business owner, husband, and father of two. Like any decent American boy, his son, Cody is obsessed with baseball. While the elder Miller sees his business under attack by an environmental lobbyist who is trying to regulate the business into the government control, the younger Miller is fighting to see more playing time on the ball field.

In supporting roles, Tim Hawkins plays Miller's hilarious goof-ball brother, and Bas Rutten is Cody's odd baseball coach. Both bring humor to an otherwise stressful time in the family's life.

While it's entirely plausible that a local government makes a play to take over a recycling center for political reasons, the lobbyist's character is a bit over the top.

If you're looking for a family movie, even one that isn't too preachy, this is a great choice. It's funny, clean, and teaches the importance of family and not giving up. Some of these other reviews here are clearly people angry about Christianity and famous Christians. While they are entitled to their opinion, I doubt they have watched the movie. Right now it's available on Netflix, and it's worth checking out.

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