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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
Priscilla C. Shirer ... Olivia Brooks
Kendrick Cross ... Ken Jones
Holly A. Morris ... Cindy Hatcher
Cameron Arnett ... Thomas Hill
Ben Davies ... Coach Myers
Bruce Marchiano ... Pastor Mark
Micah Lynn Hanson ... Nurse Kathryn
Jared Staley ... Wesley Ford
Karen Boles ... Coach Karen
Jack Sterner ... Ethan Harrison
Denise Armstrong ... Barbara Scott
Elizabeth Becka ... Mrs. Charles
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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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From the creators of WAR ROOM See more »

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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:

$36,934,442
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Trivia

The character "John Harrison" (Alex Kendrick) handling the "bricks" stone after feeling rejected symbolizes the girl, the father and himself. "Rejected" stones which become cornerstones. Psalm 118: 22. 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

Olivia Brooks: One runner matters.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Overcomer (2019) See more »

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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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