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Every Boy Needs A HERO (Trailer & Review)

Every Boy Needs a HERO is a Dove Family Approved Movie from Advent Film Group and Brightline Pictures. This movie comes out to DVD on Sept. 16, 2014. I was given a pre-lease DVD for this blog review. This movie setting is in Mills Gap, NC. Hero is a baseball themed movie setting. It has a running time of 2:35:1. This film has no ratings. It contains no offensive language or elements. It’s subject matter is better suited for children 10 and older.

Find out about the journey of a father, who comes back to town just before his wife dies. It’s been 7 years and his son, who’s now college aged, is not recessive to his father coming back, let alone coaching the baseball team. His dad did realize the mistake he was trying to make by trying to make a better life for his wife and son by taking a higher job, but not being present in their lives.

And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.2

See how Joe Finn and David Finn overcome their differences and turn a little league baseball team, The Gappers, that seemed to have no potential and absent fathers to a winning team and the fathers helping their sons. Even a father in jail helps his son, he discovers a new way of helping his son from the other side of the fence. As Joe started to coach, he noticed none of the fathers were at practice or games. Joe ask the boys how they get good? You can get good by Practice.

This movie is not only about family and fatherhood, but also forgiving. Hannah told Joe that he needs to trust in God and he will give you peace with all things you have done.

According to Hero Family Movie’s web site, they say that of 24 million children in America, one out of three live in biological father-absent homes. 1

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I know I grew up in a father-absent home, and I am almost 40 and my father is still an absent father. I have chosen to forgive my father already. I know forgiveness is very important, because otherwise Christ won’t forgive us.

Some quotes from the movie “What Kind of Dad are you going to be?” and “It doesn’t say: Honor thy father and mother only if they’re perfect!”

I enjoyed this movie very much. It kept my interest the duration of the whole movie. I think it was because I grew up in a fatherless home. I also think the ending has a tearful ending, a tear of joy you can say. This movie does show how Christ can make all things new. See Revelation 21:5

My mom said that it was a good movie and she wished more fathers would step up to the plate. I am sure there was no pun instead when my mom said that. My daughter said she liked the movie, but she wouldn’t give me any feedback, just that she enjoyed the movie. Lisa also told me that she liked the movie a lot.


  • Burgess Jenkins as Joe Finn
  • Justin Miles as David Finn
  • Gregory Alan Williams as Kent Redding
  • R. Keith Harris as Winston Heller
  • Mark Joy as Fred
  • Andrea Powell as Amanda Heller
  • Ashlee Payne as Hannah Finn
  • Fred Griffith as Bill Dawson
  • Jim McKeny as Hank
  • Nick Edwards as Sammy
  • Blaine Goodwin as Mar
  • Walker Anthony as Bluford
  • Sam Dubin as Pudge
  • Ty Myat as Luke
  • Kenny Hinkle as Juice

I highly recommend you buy this movie, it comes out on DVD, Sept. 16, 2014. Get your copy today and watch it with your family.

Find out more at: herofamilymovie.com

1. Here Family Movie
2. Malachi 4:6

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I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at CourageousChristianFather.com. I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

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