Synopsis: Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God's promise to "turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers." Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be ... courageous!
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Alex Kendrick
Production: Sony Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

Hey! Hey, no! No! No. Hey, stop!

Get off, man. Get off.

No, stop the truck!

You trying to die?


No. Stop the truck!

Let go, man. You trying to die?

Stop the car! Ah!

Stop the car!

Let go, dawg. Let go, dawg.



Let it go. Let it go.

Forget this, man. Let's go.

Hurry up, man. This ain't

worth it, dawg. Come on.

Get in.

Sir. Sir. Are you okay?

Are you okay?

Just lay still. We're calling

for help. We're getting help.

Don't worry about the car.

I'm not worried about the car.

It's all right, sweetheart.

It's okay.

There is a baby in the car.

Please hurry. Is he okay?

It's okay.

Yeah, I think it's his dad

that's with him.

Yeah, I think he's all right.

It's okay, it's okay.

Did you notice any other markings?

Maybe a tattoo?

No, sir. It happened so fast.

I think he had on a black do-rag

or something like that.

You know you could've lost your life.

Yes, sir.

But I couldn't risk losing my son.

I was hoping to meet you guys under

better circumstances on Monday.


Yep. I start work with you next week.

Nathan Hayes. Kept wondering

how I recognized your name.

Adam Mitchell.


Shane Fuller.

Hey, good to meet you.

Good to meet you.

So why Albany?

I wanted to move back to give

my family a better, slower pace.

Heh. I'd say welcome back,

but I hate to say it after a rotten day.

Well, my son is okay,

so I still say it's a good day.

So would you have held on

to the wheel?

Well, I can think of a few ways

he could've died,

but I guess he did

save his kid's life.

I don't know. Would you?


Where have you been?

Working on reports.

Trying not to miss another deadline.

You missed

Emily's piano recital.

Totally forgot about that.

She asked if she could

stay up till you got home.

Dylan is out running.

When he gets back, he's gonna

ask you about that 5K race again.

I'm gonna say no again.

I tried to tell him that.

But he is determined that

he's gonna change your mind.

And here we go.

Hey, Dad. Can I talk to you?

As long as it's not about a 5K race.

Why not? Other guys are

running it with their dads.

You're already on the track team.

They hardly ever let me run. I

can't sign up unless you run with me.

Doesn't bother me

that you like to run.

This is not the only 5K race.

There's gonna be others.

Can I suggest that you

spend more time with him?

All he wants to do is

play video games and run.

Well, then go run with him.

There's gotta be a better way

to spend time with him.

Well, you have got

to do something.

He can help me build the shed.

He's gonna see that as your project.

Besides, he's at school

most of the time anyway.

Hey, Daddy.

Hey, sweetheart.

I'm sorry I missed your recital.

That's okay. I messed up three times.

You did?


But then Hannah Stuart messed up

four times, so I felt a little bit better.

You little stinker.

Oh, by the way,

Emily has been invited to

Hannah's birthday party next Friday.

But I told her she was gonna

have to ask you first.

Please. Please let me go.

I promise I'll do my chores

and my homework every day.

She committed any crimes

or misdemeanors lately?

Actually, no.

She's been very good.

She even cleaned her room

without me asking her.

Not by putting everything

in the closet, right?


All right,

but you owe me a really big hug.

- Yes. Thank you, Daddy, thank you.

- All right, princess.

Too many birthday parties.

You have too many friends.

All right, you go on to bed.

I'm grilling steaks Saturday.

What are you gonna do?

Come over and eat one.

That's what I'm talking about.

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Alex Kendrick

Alex Kendrick (born June 11, 1970) is an American film writer, producer, director and award-winning actor. more…

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