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Christian film opens in Top 3 at Box Office

The faith-themed Kendrick brothers' film focuses on the life chances of basketball coach John Harrison (played by Alex Kendrick) who loses his team as hundreds of people move out of town following the closing of a manufacturing plant.

Harrison is a Christian man who saw his identity in his accomplishments. As a result, the coach begins coaching a sport that he does not even enjoy. In the process, he coaches a cross-country runner who is led towards self-discovery in God as she pushes her limits.

In addition to Kendrick, the film stars actress Priscilla Shirer. Shirer is the daughter of megachurch pastor Tony Evans, a Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author. Shirer also starred in 'War Room'.

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The film is directed and produced by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, 'Overcomer' is their sixth film together. The brothers are Baptist pastors and filmmakers who have produced films including the No. 1 US box office hit 'War Room,' 'Facing the Giants' and 'Fireproof.'

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