For the Glory

DVD Release: January 1, 2013
For the Glory
Dove "Faith-Friendly"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

“For the Glory” is based on the true life story of Kurt Kuykendall, a one-time Olympic hopeful who became an Olympic athlete. But not for the sport he intended!

As an only child since the death of his older brother, Kurt (Jason Burkey) tries to make everyone happy. Having planned to do that by playing basketball in the Olympics, his dream meets an abrupt end his first year at college, when after a string of poor performances, he is cut from the team. Aside from the stinging disappointment, the rejection forces Kurt to a crossroads in his life.

“For the Glory” is the story of how God intervened in a young man’s life through unlikely means, changed his entire life and fulfilled his dreams in a way he could never imagine.

Dove Review

What an inspiring DVD! This film portrays a true-life story in a gritty, realistic way with a wonderful performance by Jason Burkey who plays Kurt Keykendall, a college-age would-be basketball player who learns he is much more gifted as a soccer goalie. The movie includes some mature topics such as the loss of Kurt’s mentally handicapped brother, a mother who drinks a lot and sometimes becomes ugly, and Kurt’s father who can’t imagine Kurt doing anything else but playing basketball.

This remarkable film will inspire many viewers as they watch Kurt overcome obstacle after obstacle, including a broken ankle, to eventually make the U.S. Olympics team. Fortified with his faith in God, Kurt learns that a life that is lived for the glory of God is a life that will make a difference. This film’s wonderful themes include faith and a strong work ethic. Five Doves from us, our best rating!

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: Crap-1; H (as a place)-1
Violence: A kid kicks another kid in the groin; a drunken mother gives her son a shove in anger; a soccer player shoves and spits at another player; a player breaks his ankle in a soccer game; a player is apparently accidentally kicked in the head while playing soccer.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes by college students including a few party scenes; a young man's mother battles the bottle and drinks a lot following the death of her other son; a young man becomes drunk but his friends drive him home; a "have a drink" comment.
Nudity: Shirtless men; young man seen in boxers.
Other: A kid makes fun of another kid's brother, calling both he and his brother a "retard"; in a positive scene prayer and church services and part of a pastor's sermon are seen and heard; a man says his wife is an embarrassment and a drunk; arguements between wife and husband and son and mother; mature themes; belching.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: Katherine and Chris Craddock
Director: Donald Leow
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 104 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated