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Solid, faith affirming family movie that proves the need for strong father figures. Action packed police drama with a warm heart and a deeply resonant Christian message for family life today.
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Courageous is the best-selling inspirational movie with a solid faith-affirming storyline that recognises the need for strong father figures in families, church communities and the nations. In this family movie with a Christian heart, Courageous Police officers Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are daily called to give their all serving and protecting the community.
In their tough day jobs, the officers are confident and focused. They can give their best at work, but at home they're finding it hard to make the grade. A sudden turn of events leaves the men shell-shocked, left to wrestle with their fears and failings. Risking their lives every day, the cops realise there's a common need in the no-hope gang members who roam the city streets. The need of strong a male role-model, an example to live the Christian life – a loving Christian father.
The need to serve and protect is now much closer to home. What will they do: stay in the comfort zone or show real courage and take up what it means to be a real father.
From the makers of Fireproof – the action drama focused on 'fireproofing' marriage and the family, Courageous concentrates on fatherhood and the vital role of men with courage in Christ. Courageous is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, filmed on location in Albany, Georgia.
This DVD is Region 2 and will play on a UK DVD player, with a running time of 129 minutes.
Dove Rating: "Family-Approved" - Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Subtitles on the DVD are Danish, English UK, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish Castilian, Swedish and Ukrainian.
Courageous DVD by Sherwood Pictures was published by Provident in February 2012 and is our 903rd best seller. The ISBN for Courageous DVD is 602341005494.
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The Hollywood Reporter
“Courageous reveals the duo’s [Kendrick brothers] growing expertise as filmmakers with its skilful blending of moving drama, subtle comedy and several impressive action sequences, including a well-staged foot chase and a harrowing shootout between the cops and bad guys.”
“The characters are complex and well-drawn, struggling with various personal issues that test their faith and character in believable ways.”
“…the generous laughter, cheers and applause generated by the crowd at an opening day screening demonstrate that these enterprising Baptist filmmakers clearly know their audience.”
Viewers praise for Courageous
“Absolutely loved it. Realistic, i.e. lacking Hollywood-style 30 car blow ups and stupid special effects. Simply realistic. Has humour, actually very good humour, not even close to modern toilet style comedies…”
“A must see movie for all families to see together and to grow in faith and always put God first in their lives. I cried through most of the movie because it really can hit home with everyone and let's us all see we do fall short of God's will for us as families and Christians…”
“This is a must-see movie. Families need to take back their important role of rearing children - especially fathers. This is a great call to action for dads everywhere to stand up and be accountable.”
To most people’s surprise, the movie makers behind recent big success ‘Courageous’ and 2008 hit ‘Fireproof’, are not a huge Hollywood studio or a commercial TV giant. The creators are among a new wave of independent film producers with a heart and a message. Sherwood Pictures is an adventurous outreach initiative of Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia. Concerned that church was sliding down the scale of popularity, the leadership team looked around for new opportunities to get the Christian message into the mainstream.
Sherwood’s leaders realised that, for most people, spending time in church was way less important than sport events, education and movie going. With the mindset that it was better to address the situation than complain about it, Sherwood set about the development of a triple barrelled outreach programme: The Sports Park, Sherwood Christian Academy and Sherwood Pictures.
How It All Began
In 2001 Sherwood’s leadership team we went off on retreat to Orlando, Florida but took a day out to visit Disney World. Observing the attention to detail everywhere, they were challenged to think that if a secular company can be this committed to excellence, why can’t the church of Jesus Christ?
In 2002, associate pastor Alex Kendrick founded Sherwood Pictures with $20,000 in donations and a team of visionary volunteers bolstered with a handful of industry professionals. Picking up steam in 2003, the company released its first feature length film, ‘Flywheel.
The simple script about life change in a dishonest car salesman was written by Alex Kendrick and his brother Stephen. With the $20,000 raised from church members they bought a digital camera, boom mike and some lights from Home Depot. 60 church volunteers made up the cast and crew and filming went ahead in the evenings with the cameras running ‘dolly tracks’ made of PVC drainpipe.
‘Facing the Giants’ followed in 2006, and in 2008 Sherwood Pictures released ‘Fireproof’ – passing even Hollywood’s new releases the highest-grossing independent film of the year.
Courageous The Box Office Hit
Sherwood’s latest movie, ‘Courageous’, is a police action drama that explores vital roles of fatherhood in family, church and community. The new movie presents men with the opportunity to step up and take back their responsibilities of husband and father.
Filmed in seven weeks of April-May 2010, Sherwood Pictures have much in common with Calvary Pictures, with their church base in Memphis, Tennessee, and the makers of ‘The Grace Card’. Sherwood used Calvary Pictures using as the model for their work. Both churches rely heavily on the practical, financial and prayerful support of their visionary home church.
‘Courageous’ is filmed in Sherwood’s home town of Albany, Georgia some of it actually in the church where the congregation's 3,000 members gather to sing and pray. - Les Ellison
Continuing the life changing impact of the hit movie Courageous, the producers have linked the films themes to ‘The Resolution for Men’: A book, programme and study course that enables and empowers Christian men, husbands and fathers to take responsibility for their lives, marriage, family, church and community.
Boldly picking up the issues and themes of big screen action movie, ‘Courageous’, ‘The Resolution for Men’ restores the self respect and spirit of responsibility taken away from men in recent years. ‘Courageous’ is the faith inspired police action drama that explores the vital roles of fatherhood in family, church and community that still call out for men of courage in Christ.
Risking their lives everyday, four courageous cops find their toughest call to serve and protect isn’t on the streets, it’s in their own homes. As husbands and fathers they have to make a choice: stay in the comfort zone or show real courage and take up the challenge of what it means to be a father.
‘Courageous’ is a powerful story of strong male leadership and presents men with the opportunity to step up to the challenge of fatherhood in family church and community. The movie is a clear, bold encouragement to men in taking on their responsibilities of home, husband and father.
Calling Men To Be Men
‘The Resolution for Men’ is where men will find the encouragement and inspiration they’ll need if their going to rise to their true calling as men strong in Christ for their own families, church and community.
Taking masculinity back from the bullying chauvinists and self-centred egotists, ‘The Resolution for Men’ equips men to engage as Godly men in marriage, family, church and community. Written jointly by ‘Courageous’ screenwriters Stephen and Alex Kendrick, ‘The Resolution for Men’ stands with men in a world where true manliness has been sidelined.
In ‘The Resolution for Men’, men are given back their right and power to take full responsibility for their wives and children, and to move forward with a bold and clear resolution for their future together. Based on the new film ‘Courageous’ (from the makers of ‘Fireproof’), The Resolution for Men’ is a clear call and guide for men to take full physical, social, and spiritual responsibility as fathers and husbands.
In ‘The Resolution for Men’, men are encouraged to show in themselves the qualities of fatherhood they expect to find in their Father-God. Practical guidance and understanding advice helps them toward becoming a loving provider, a strong protector, a truthful leader, a respectable authority and an intimate friend.
‘The Resolution for Women’ makes the fitting partner to ‘The Resolution for Men’, co-written with Priscilla Shirer. The sister volume inspires wives and mothers to play their part in supporting and energising the new wave of husbands and fathers rediscovering their strength in Christ. - Les Ellison
Stephen Kendrick is senior associate pastor of preaching and prayer at SherwoodBaptistChurch, Albany, Georgia. Screenwriter and movie producer, Stephen co-wrote best seller, The Love Dare, with his brother, Alex. Stephen and his wife, Jill, have four children.
Alex Kendrick is associate pastor of movie outreach for Sherwood Baptist Church. Also an actor, writer, and director, Alex’ film credits include Facing the Giants and Fireproof. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.
Randy Alcorn is founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries and a bestselling author. Andy’s books include ‘Heaven’ and ‘Safely Home’.
Courageous is an all action – yet sensitive story of 4 streetwise cops who spend their workdays serving and protecting their community, but face bigger dangers closer to home. Taking the challenge of courageous fathering, the men realise they have to step out of their comfort zones if they are to honour God at home as well as in church and on the streets.
|Running Time||129 mins|
|Region||Region 2 (UK/Europe)|
|Author / Artist||Sherwood Pictures|
|Publisher||Provident (February 2012)|
|Recommended for Ages||from 10 years|
|Page last updated||18th April 2018|