Courageous is a 2011 American drama film Alex Kendrick directed film, which he co-wrote with his brother Stephen Kendrick. Sherwood Pictures, the studio behind Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof, has released its fourth feature.
In June 2010, filming in Albany, Georgia came to an end. Sony’s Provident Films, which had previously marketed their prior films, was in charge of marketing this one.
On September 30, 2011, Courageous was released in the United States. The film had a $2 million budget, but it made $2 million in pre-sales alone on its opening weekend, for a total of $9.1 million for the weekend. It made $35.2 million in total, more than 17 times it’s budget. The film received mostly unfavorable reviews from secular critics, but mostly positive reviews from Christian critics when it first came out.
On September 24th, 2021, an expanded, remastered edit of the film dubbed Courageous Legacy will be released. The new version will feature a new conclusion set ten years after the original film, as well as 15 minutes of additional scenes and visual effects, as well as being upscaled to 4K quality.
Courageous film Release Date
On September 30, 2011, Courageous was released in the United States.
Courageous film Storyline
When his truck is stolen from a petrol station in 2011, Nathan Hayes (Ken Bevel) pursues it down and recovers it, but the perpetrator escapes. He crawls back to his truck, despite his injuries, and sees that his small baby boy in the back is fine. Sheriff’s deputies Adam Mitchell and Shane Fuller (Alex Kendrick and Kevin Downes) greet Hayes when they arrive, learning that he is a new deputy who has recently come to Albany, Georgia.
Nathan Hayes (Ken Bevel) follows and retrieves his truck after it is stolen from a gas station in 2011, but the offender escapes. Despite his injuries, he crawls back to his truck and sees that his small infant boy in the back is fine. When Hayes arrives, Sheriff’s deputies Adam Mitchell and Shane Fuller (Alex Kendrick and Kevin Downes) greet him, knowing that he is a new deputy who has recently arrived in Albany, Georgia.
Mitchell and his family are devastated when Emily is killed by a drunk driver one day. Mitchell reads about fatherhood in the Bible after his daughter dies. He resolves to be a better father and makes a thorough “Resolution” to respect God in all aspects of his family. At a ceremonial ceremony conducted by Hayes’s local leader, the man he considers a father, Fuller, Thomson, and Martinez join him in his resolution.
Mitchell and Fuller rebuild their connections with their kids as a result of the resolution, as does Hayes with his daughter, and he also visits and forgives his biological father, whom he had never known. Thomson admits to fathering a child while in college and abandoning the mother after she refused to undergo an abortion. He writes to the mother, expressing his desire to repair their relationship and see his child, after learning that abandoning children adds to crime on the streets, and he does not want her to bear that burden.
After finding that the number of narcotics turned in was smaller than he had estimated, Mitchell suspects Fuller of removing drugs from police evidence to market on the streets. He makes the decision to follow through on his Resolution and expose the corruption. He puts up a sting operation and successfully catches Fuller in the act. Fuller defends his conduct by claiming that his monthly wage wasn’t enough to supply. Mitchell rips Fuller out for abandoning his Resolution for his own greed. Fuller is apprehended and detained. Mitchell pays a visit to Fuller in prison, where he confesses his errors and asks Mitchell to watch after his son.
During a routine traffic check, Hayes and Thomson unwittingly come face to face with the armed head of a group they’ve been running into. T.J. (Tony ‘T.C.’ Stallings), the gang boss and the person who tried to take Hayes’ truck at the start, is one of the gang members who stop T.J. (Tony ‘T.C.’ Stallings) from shooting Hayes. Deputy Hayes asks Derrick what he’s doing with the gang after a heated battle, and the latter says that he had no one else who cared about him and had never had a father.
The men present the Resolution during a Father’s Day church service, and Mitchell encourages the fathers in the congregation to be a Christian influence on their families. Mitchell competes in a 5K race with both Fuller’s and his own sons, Hayes begins to teach and coach Derrick in prison, and Thomson finally sees his daughter.
Courageous film Cast
- Alex Kendrick as Adam Mitchell
- Ken Bevel as Nathan Hayes
- Kevin Downes as Shane Fuller
- Ben Davies as David Thomson
- Renee Jewell as Victoria Mitchell
- Elanor Brown as Kayla Hayes
- Taylor Hutcherson as Jade Hayes
- Robert Amaya as Javier Martinez
- Rusty Martin as Dylan Mitchell
- Angelita Nelson as Carmen Martinez
- Lauren Etchells as Emily Mitchell
- Donald Howze as Derrick Freeman
- Tony ‘T.C.’ Stallings as T.J.
- Ed Litton as Pastor Rogers
Courageous film Wiki
- Directed by Alex Kendrick
- Written by Alex Kendrick
- Produced by Stephen Kendrick
- Film Stars
- Cinematography Bob Scott
- Edited by
- Music by Mark Willard
- Production companies
- Distributed by TriStar Pictures
- Release date
August 26, 2011 (Atlanta premiere)
- September 30, 2011 (United States)
- Running time 130 minutes
- Country United States
- Language English
- Budget $2 million
- Box office $35.2 million