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Courage (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 August 2011 (Canada)
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An adventure story about Robert, Teresa and Christy Childs, an aspiring author and his family who crashes their boat during a storm and become stranded on a small rocky island in the middle... See full summary »


George Erschbamer





Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Roth ... Teresa
Jason Priestley ... Robert
Genevieve Buechner ... Christy
Garry Chalk ... Louis Vale
John Shaw ... Justin Vale
Gabrielle Rose ... Hannah
Jianna Ballard ... Star
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Deputy Bill
Charles Andre Charles Andre ... Samson Walker
Alvin Sanders ... Chief Crawford
Rachel Hayward ... Officer Evelyn Tubbs
Brenda Campbell ... Leanne Vickers
Gemma Martin Gemma Martin ... Reporter
Gemma Martini ... Reporter
Reese Alexander ... Helmsman


An adventure story about Robert, Teresa and Christy Childs, an aspiring author and his family who crashes their boat during a storm and become stranded on a small rocky island in the middle of a treacherous river.Robert is hurt and Teresa and stepdaughter Christy 16, must set aside their troubled relationship if they are to survive. Together they care for Robert, recover supplies from their sunke Written by Anonymous

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8 August 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Une famille dans la tempête See more »

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One of the sub plots is Andrea Roth's character Teresa trying to get pregnant. In March 2010 Roth gave birth to her first child at age 42, meaning she would have conceived circa June 2009. The movie was made sometime in 2009 and not released until April 2010, so Roth was either pregnant when it was being filmed or shortly thereafter. See more »


The scene with the bear in the woods with Robert being pulled by Teresa and Christy is full of mistakes- the bear would have smelled them long before they had seen it, yet the bear was shown heading away from them. Then the bear is shown growling with no one around. Bears do not do so unless they are being threatened by something. See more »

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What's the Frequency, Robert?
30 December 2015 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

During the opening credits, it looks like a flood is causing serious damage for some people. This turns out to be a boating trip hit by a storm. Two days earlier, the story begins… After his new book "On Dating Brainy Women" receives a cool reception, Seattle-area author Jason Priestley (as Robert "Bob" Childs) decides to take his family out on a boating trip to Bear Island. While he is away, the book catches fire... but we'll have to wait and see if the family makes it back, to learn the good news. Bear Island turns out to be a great name for the island, because a snarling, blood-thirsty bear hangs around there. But first, we see how Mr. Priestley and his family got there. The impromptu trip began calmly. Then… the weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the "Christine" would be lost...

It's always nice when a disaster movie adds characterization. In this case, the story is about fractured family values. Priestley was a widower who wed beautiful and brainy Andrea Roth (as Teresa Martin). She's beautiful, blonde, a bit younger and incredibly bright. Bratty teenage daughter Genevieve Buechner (as Christy) asks her step-mom, "Is there anything you don't know?" When the men in the cast are incapacitated, Ms. Roth easily takes command. She shows great strength; but, when manly men are around, Roth trips and falls like a helpless lady. The whole point of the disastrous experience appears to be a divine plan to make them somehow form a family. Too bad there wasn't an easier way. Supporting mother Gabrielle Rose (as Hannah) is good, a second family seems poorly edited in, and the bear might scare small children.

**** Courage (2011-06-18) George Erschbamer ~ Andrea Roth, Jason Priestley, Genevieve Buechner, Gabrielle Rose

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