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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.


Alex Kendrick
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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 Christian Gabriel Anderson ... Trae


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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Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The scene where John and Amy fight ended up being filmed out of order. The weather forecast called for rain, so they decided to film the make up scene first while it was still sunny out. Later in the day, after the rain had stopped, while it was still a bit cloudy is when they filmed the fight scene. See more »


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 »


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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Better than i thought.
24 August 2019 | by SpiritMechanicSee all my reviews

So here we go again, and let me remind people of how i review movies. I rate them according to what they are trying to achieve. If you are looking for a summer blockbuster, this isn't it. This is a Christian made movie, for Christians. Meaning, it IS a little on the 'preachy' side, but, that's what is was intended for and it did hit that mark. It might have done it (the preachy thing) a little too much and too soon for me It was a little heavy. It was funnier than i thought it would be at the same time. That being said, it was a very well made movie and a very heart felt one at that. It will make you tear up at the least if you have any kind of soul at all. The high moments were good and hit home, and the preachy parts were a little too rushed for me. I think there should have been a little more depth to the characters in the beginning before they went off on the 'God loves you and me' part and then went right onto the whole 'God stuff' moments. Of course don't get me wrong, I am a strong Christian myself and have nothing against this kind of stuff in movies at all, i just wish it was more properly placed and timed right so it can hit harder when and where it is needed. But thats just me as an aspiring film maker myself. This movie was well made and it definitely hits home in a lot of areas. I would surely not miss it. These movies are getting better, but remember, a lot of them are preaching to the choir, which this one does, but it does it well.

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Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Columbus, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,146,533, 25 August 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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