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Remember the Goal (2016)

PG | | Drama | 26 August 2016 (USA)
A new female coach fresh out of college takes over the cross country program at an all girls private Christian school and tries to lead them to their first state title.


Dave Christiano


Dave Christiano




Cast overview, first billed only:
Allee Sutton Hethcoat ... Courtney Smith-Donnelly
Quinn Alexis ... Anna Glass
Sydney Marks Sydney Marks ... Heidi Olson
Jayla Palmer Jayla Palmer ... Shelby Opal
Lacy Hartselle ... Kristen Sims
Margaret Tant ... Rebecca Shackelford
McKensie Miller McKensie Miller ... Katelyn Vann
Wynn Reichert ... Anna's Father
Mary Meyer ... Rebecca's Mother
Dean Kostlich ... Ken Prader
Daniel Gilley Daniel Gilley ... Chase
Lauren Hutchins ... Savannah
Robin Daugherty ... Neal Sims
Eric Mullett Eric Mullett ... Dr. Vann
Jonathan K. Riggs ... Eastern Valley Coach (as Jonathan Riggs)


A new Coach takes over the girls cross country program at a private Christian school and sets a goal for them to win the state meet. As they begin to train for this, the top five runners each deal separately with a particular issue in life related to teens. As each of these stories unfold, so does the wisdom of the young Coach as she guides the girls along the pathway of life. Written by Dave Christiano

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Cross Country...is a lot like life.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements including drug references

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Did You Know?


Actor, Cory Holland had the option of auditioning for his choice of the four rival-school coaches in the film. To ensure his casting, he decided to audition for all of them. Having no reader during this time, he noted where each of the four coaches would sit in the scene, set up his son's Elmo doll for an eyeline, donned four different shirts, and filmed his audition. After, Cory edited the entire scene into one video to send to director, Dave Christiano. His email stated that though he'd be happy with any of the four roles, he really wanted the FRA Glenwood Coach role. Cory got the part. See more »

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Great movie but it lacks diversity!
5 November 2018 | by fortitude-40866See all my reviews

Excellent movie with a great Christian message, BUT it was an all white Christian school team competing against other all white school teams. Some how people of other ethnic groups have been conveniently left out. Seems like the movie is subtly promoting not so Christian ideals like racial separation or a white utopian society. Let's do better next time!!

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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Remember the Goal See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,136, 28 August 2016

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dave Christiano Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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