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|Louis Gossett Jr.||George Wright|
|Michael Joiner||Mac McDonald|
|Michael Higgenbottom||Sam Wright|
|Joy Moore||Sara McDonald|
|Dawntoya Thomason||Debra Wright|
|Rob Erickson||Blake McDonald|
|Cindy Hodge||Dr. Vines|
|David Evans||Director, Executive Producer, Original Story|
|John Paul Clark||Cinematographer|
|Darian Corley||Production Designer|
|Esther Evans||Executive Producer|
|Mark Hodge||Associate Producer|
|Anthony Lynn Holmes||Associate Producer|
|Howard Klausner||Producer, Screenwriter|
|Brent Rowan||Score Composer|
Posted September 12, 2011
Posted August 20, 2011
This movie will completely move you to tears. An emotional roller coaster from the first scene where Mac McDonald (Michael Joiner) and his family are put through the hardest of life's tragedies as his young son is killed by a drug deal gone bad. While the police are pursuing the dealer, Tyler rides directly into the path of the dealer's car.
Now the family, 17 years later is still struggling in the various stages of grief. For Mac, it's getting over the hate he still feels for the boy who took the life of his son. Even though he doesn't say he's a racist, his actions confirm that he is being held captive. Now partnered with Sam Wright (Mike Higgenbottom), who's an up and coming pastor and who just received the promotion that Mac had hoped he would get, he is faced with his greatest enemy.
Sam Wright is trying to get his church started so he can quit to police force, however he too struggles with his messages when he can't even find a way to reach a hurt and wounded man he is partnered with everyday who hates him simply based on his skin color.
Blake is the remaining son who is on the verge of not graduating in his senior year due to his grades. He is still dealing with trying to live up to Tyler even though the accident happened 17 years ago. He turns to the wrong crowd since being at home with his mom and dad only leads to more arguments. His dad, Mac, believes he will never measure up to his expectations.
Louis Gossett Jr. plays a small role as the grandfather of Sam who teaches him about what the definition of grace means through a story of a slave owner on a plantation. This movie is well produced and the storyline will impact you no matter where you stand in life.
I received the DVD, The Grace Card, compliments of Propeller and Provident Films for my honest review and once again LOVE that movies like this are being made for families again. The message is relevant to anyone who questions what the meaning of grace is and how forgiveness works in any situation we face in life. A word of caution: you WILL need tissues for this one. I highly recommend this movie to any family looking for a great story with a message behind it. This is a 5 out of 5 stars DVD.
Posted February 21, 2015
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