The Investigator

Theatrical Release: September 13, 2013
DVD Release: September 2, 2014
The Investigator
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over


Limited Theatrical Release – Police Sergeant James Buanacore, a twenty-year veteran investigator, starts the most important investigation of his life when a drug bust goes tragically wrong, forcing James out of the job he loves and into retirement. When James’ wife Stephanie has a miscarriage, he is devastated and begins to question his previously strong faith. Depressed and angry, James isolates himself until his famous brother encourages him to take a job as a criminal justice teacher and baseball coach at a Christian high school. With his cop mentality challenging his students, James struggles through experiences with an unsupportive principal, a guidance counselor with a secret, and rebellious students. But when his best option seems to be quitting, a student challenges him to begin the investigation that will change his life, and those of his students, forever…the investigation into the homicide of Jesus Christ.

Dove Review

When Sergeant James Buanacore is forced into early retirement and his wife has a miscarriage he begins to doubt the existence of God. His famous brother finds him a job at a Christian High School as a Criminal Justice teacher and baseball coach. As he tries to find his purpose again he is challenged by his class to investigate the existence of Jesus and if He is indeed the Son of God.

This intriguing investigation takes place as we also follow the teams rise to the championship game. Will Sergeant Buanacore recover his faith? Will the team come together and play disciplined ball? You will have to watch this inspirational film to find out. You will also be surprised to find out that this moving drama is adapted from real events and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: H-5; D-1; "Suck"-1; "Punk"-2; P-1; "Crap"-1
Violence: Men push each other; man punches another; man shot during struggle with blood on his shirt; man found dead on the floor by police; man punched by another causing a bloody nose.
Drugs: Man smokes a cigarette; man gives drugs to teens - twice; it appears that a man is chewing tobacco.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Woman has a miscarriage.


Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Source: Theater
Company: Screen Media
Writer: Richard Romano
Director: Curtis Graham
Producer: Nicole Abisinio
Genre: Limited
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Wade Williams, David M. Sanborn, Evan Brady, Dayton Sinkia, Carlos Garriga, Jonathan Cho, Logan Alderman, Kevin White