The Grace Card (2011)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Religious Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 25, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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This earnest evangelical drama draws inspiration from the Bible verse Hebrews 4:16 ("We will find grace to help us when we need it") in its tale of a police officer named Bill "Mac" McDonald (Michael Joiner) whose life is shattered (and his faith severely challenged) when he loses his son in a tragic accident. Eighteen years of rage and hostility ensue, marked by rapidly crumbling relationships with his family members and strained relationships on the force. Events reach a fever pitch, however, when Mac gets partnered up in the squad car with Sam Wright (Michael Higgenbottom), an African-American ordained minister-turned-cop with a loving and supportive family. Despite the many obstacles standing in the way, the men gradually work toward overcoming their differences and helping one another.

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accident, bitterness, death-in-family, family, partner, police, police-officer, rage, son, tragedy