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Overcomer (2019)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 23 August 2019 (USA)
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A high-school basketball coach volunteers to coach a troubled teen in long-distance running.

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Alex Kendrick
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Kendrick ... John Harrison
Shari Rigby ... Amy Harrison
Aryn Wright-Thompson ... Hannah Scott
Cameron Arnett ... Thomas Hill
Ben Davies ... Coach Myers
Priscilla C. Shirer ... Olivia Brooks
Holly A. Morris ... Cindy Hatcher
Elizabeth Becka ... Mrs. Charles
Bruce Marchiano ... Pastor Mark
Kendrick Cross ... Ken Jones
Caleb Kendrick Caleb Kendrick ... Will Harrison
Micah Lynn Hanson ... Nurse Kathryn
Karen Boles ... Coach Karen
Denise Armstrong ... Barbara Scott
Myke Holmes ... Troy Finkle
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Storyline

Life changes overnight for Coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year. Written by AFFIRM/Provident Films

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overcomer See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,146,533, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$34,746,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,026,103
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A cross country coach was a fitting role for Alex Kendrick in that he has helped to coach his kids, all six of which have won cross country championships, many of whom can be seen running in the movie, including his daughters Anna and Joy who can be seen as numbers 33 and 35 in the first race. See more »

Goofs

On the 2nd hospital visit between daughter and father (alone), a tight shot shows the father's bedside table with a water glass, tissue box, then TV remote. A few times, the director cuts to a wider, side-shot and the tissue box moves way over to his right, far from the water glass. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Hill: John, if I asked you who you are, what's the first thing that comes to mind?
John Harrison: I'm a basketball coach.
Thomas Hill: And if that's stripped away?
John Harrison: Well, I'm also a history teacher.
Thomas Hill: Okay. We take that away. Who are you?
John Harrison: Well, I'm a husband. I'm a father.
Thomas Hill: And God forbid that should ever change. But if it does, who are you?
John Harrison: I don't understand this game.
Thomas Hill: It's not a game, man. Who are you?
John Harrison: Um, I'm a white, American male.
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Overcomer review ( from Kendrick fan)
23 August 2019 | by dmyrwoodSee all my reviews

This is coming from a fan of Kendrick brothers really enjoy their films ( was even rewatching them all before this one) if you enjoy their movies too you would like it and it's also a good inspirational and even sweet at times sports movie ( even tho they claim running isn't sport lol) and some good characters here even a little twist that made things a little more interesting only main problem is movie can get bit slow at first then picks up more later but this is definitely pretty good one;)


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