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Still shot from the movie: Courageous.


A group of law enforcement officers (Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes) knows it takes courage to do their job. But what they haven't realized is how courageous one must also be at home. When their lives are touched by tragedy, the men make a pledge to become better fathers. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 30 Sep 2011
Video Release: 17 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Given the dangers they are exposed to and the importance of their roles in society, are the salaries of first responders adequate? Do we often under compensate those who serve, protect and save the lives of others? Why is the sense of brotherhood so important among police officers?

After Adam loses his daughter, he is asked if he wants to be angry for the time he missed with her or grateful for the time he had with her. Why is it easy to second-guess decisions or focus on regrets at times like this?

One day Adam announces to his family that he has had a "good day". What happened to make him feel that way? What does that signify in his grief process? How would you define a good day?

Two great websites to check out: The National Fatherhood Initiative and the official website for Courageous in the U.S. and Courageous in Canada. All of these sites offer excellent resources pertaining to fatherhood.

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