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Overcomer (2019)

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A high-school basketball coach volunteers to coach a troubled teen in long-distance running.

Director:

Alex Kendrick
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Kendrick ... John Harrison
Priscilla C. Shirer ... Olivia Brooks
Cameron Arnett ... Thomas Hill
Shari Rigby ... Amy Harrison
Aryn Wright-Thompson ... Hannah Scott
Denise Armstrong Denise Armstrong ... Barbara Scott
Jack Sterner Jack Sterner ... Ethan Harrison
Caleb Kendrick Caleb Kendrick ... Will Harrison
Joshua Kendrick Joshua Kendrick ... Jeff Baker / Basketball Player / Referee
Chuck Hasty Chuck Hasty ... Knight's Coach
Joseph Curtis Callender ... Keith Wright
Phil Scoggins Phil Scoggins ... TV Anchor
Ashley Garrett Ashley Garrett ... Ashley Graham
Steve Hullfish ... Company Rep
Christian Gabriel Anderson ... Trae
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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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Taglines:

What Do You Allow To Define You? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Some of runners in the film really are cross country champions, including Diamond Morgan (Gena Mills) who really has won multiple state championships. Aryn Wright-Thompson (Hannah) however was not actually a runner. The distance she ran while filming was not measured, but Alex figured she probably ran about 50 miles. She eventually needed shin splints and often had a stunt double. One day, while filming the second race, she stepped into a groove and hyperextended her knee and fell to the ground. But she fully recovered. The other parts of this race with her were filmed at a later date. After filming was completed, she didn't want to run anymore. 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

Hannah Scott: To coach Harrison: Ask me who I am.
John Harrison: Who is Hannah Scott?
Hannah Scott: I am created by God. He designed me. So I'm not a mistake. His Son died for me, just so I could be forgiven. He picked me to be His own, so I'm chosen. He redeemed me, so I am wanted. He showed me Grace, just so I could be saved. He has a future for me, because He loves me! So I don't wonder anymore, Coach Harrison. I AM a child of God! I just wanted you to know.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Overcomer (2019) See more »

User Reviews

 
Bring your neighbors! Great take-a-ways
23 August 2019 | by kkjmm-39293See all my reviews

I almost never would give a 10 on a film since I believe that every film could do better, but in this case it is just a really good family film with some great take-a-ways. The acting keeps getting better in their films and the professionalism of the script level is very comparable to any family film produced by Hollywood. The messages and impact was felt deeply by myself. The next day I am still singing the songs in my head and trying to make some differences in my daily life to take advantage of the advise offered in the movie. I can't understand why many people would vote a '1' and then not even do a review, unless they never even saw the film and are just against anything with references to Jesus in a film. I guess that part hasn't changed in over 2000 years!? Go see the film and take someone with you...


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Details

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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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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