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Hotshot rugby player Rick Penning (Sean Faris) was the star player of his Arizona high school team until a fateful brush with the law forces him to ponder the consequences of his actions in a Salt Lake City juvenile detention center. Then, the warden (Sean Astin, Rudy) helps the talented-but-troubled player get a second shot by landing a coveted spot on the famed Highland High School rugby team. Now, with help from Coach Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole), Rick sets out to redeem himself and lead his team to the national championship, but first, he'll have to defeat his old team, which is coached by his father.
Inspired by actual events, Forever Strong is a coming-of-age story that sets one teenager's spiritual and emotional growth against the fierce world of rugby. With nothing left to lose, Rick discovers that the greatest victories aren't born on a field, but in the heart.
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Writer: David Pliler
Director: Ryan Little
Producer: Brad Pelo and David Pliler
Runtime: 112 min.
This movie is about a troubled youth named Rick who finds God and learns that radical change is possible. The film features some nice themes including some young men who act as good Samaritans and help a woman that is having car trouble.
The film focuses on the Highland Rugby program and features a strong performance by Sean Astin as a concerned counselor. The Highland coach is a good example and teaches Rick and the rest of the team to work hard and to be good people, not just good athletes.
However, despite the nice themes, this one contains violent content hitting a three in our content listing and the drug use, which includes underage drinking and the use of narcotics, also hitting a number three in the content arena. It contains a strong faith message however, and therefore we recommend it for our Faith Based Seal. Share its message with a friend or loved one today!
Sex: Kissing by a couple in a few scenes.
Language: Idiot-1; Freak-1; Someone is called retarded; Suck-up-1; Sucks-1
Violence: Illegal tackling and argument ensues; man's nose is bloodied; character kicks bench over; reckless driving and accident occurs and girl is wounded from barbed wire and blood is on her face and young man has cuts; young man hit in face with book; a chair is pushed away and boy falls; drunk woman driver hits man with car and he dies; player pushed down stairs; man loses tooth and it's in man's head in bloody scene.
Drugs: Drinking and driving; underage drinking; drinking in several scenes including a party scene; drunken characters; narcotics used for high.
Nudity: Shirtless man; women in bikinis; cleavage; woman's nipple seen through bathing suit;
Other: A man spits in man's face and the man licks it; arguments between players; a prank on elderly people.