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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

At 23:14 there's a sign on the high school wall that reads "Vote for Aryn Wright-Thompson". It's no longer there at 1:08:20. 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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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Overcomer (2019) See more »

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I laughed... I cried... I enjoyed
25 August 2019 | by mr-rick-sheltonSee all my reviews

As far as movies go this will probably not get any Oscar nominations but it is nice to see a movie that tells a compelling story about hope, redemption and doing the right thing even when you don't feel like it. Yes, every plot line is totally predictable but is that so bad? It is also fun to see the results of what is apparently a Kendrick family project. It has a strong Christian evangelistic message that focuses on forgiveness. Doesn't our society (me included!) need a lot more of that!!!


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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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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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