The Grace Card

The Grace Card

Louis Gossett Jr.
Director: David Evans Cast: Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
, Michael Joiner
Michael Joiner
, Michael Higgenbottom
Michael Higgenbottom
David Evans

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2011
UPC: 0043396380370
Original Release: 2011
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 13,786

Special Features

Courageous: opening scenes; Starting a Grace Awakening: behind the scenes; Missing Grace: deleted scenes; Give a little Grace: outtakes; "Healing Begins" by Tenth Avenue North music video; Wayne (Stephen Dervan) returns; Filmmakers and cast commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louis Gossett 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

Technical Credits
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
John Narsaway Producer
John Nasraway Producer
Mark Pruett Editor
Brent Rowan Score Composer
John Saunders Producer
Lisa Thomas Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Grace Card
1. Chapter 1 [6:31]
2. Chapter 2 [5:01]
3. Chapter 3 [7:58]
4. Chapter 4 [6:06]
5. Chapter 5 [4:04]
6. Chapter 6 [5:48]
7. Chapter 7 [6:13]
8. Chapter 8 [6:21]
9. Chapter 9 [5:49]
10. Chapter 10 [7:13]
11. Chapter 11 [4:50]
12. Chapter 12 [4:43]
13. Chapter 13 [5:55]
14. Chapter 14 [8:33]
15. Chapter 15 [4:27]
16. Chapter 16 [11:50]

Customer Reviews

The Grace Card 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Towchica More than 1 year ago
Fantastic movie which does not give away the "twists". Very emotional and will bring everyone to tears. Such a wonderful message about forgiveness!
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
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.