Forever Strong

DVD Release: September 28, 2012
Forever Strong


Best friends and teammates Rick (Sean Faris, Never Back Down) and Lars (Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl) become bitter rivals when Rick’s free-spirited lifestyle lands him in juvenile detention. There a concerned counselor (Sean Astin, Lord of the Rings, Rudy) and a national championship rugby coach (Gary Cole, Office Space) recruit Rick for a new team — and a new direction.

Based on actual events surrounding the perennial powerhouse Highland Rugby program (379 wins — 9 losses, and 18 of the last 24 national championships), Forever Strong is a film that combines heart-stopping, on-the-field action with a life-changing story of victory.

Dove Review

This movie is about a troubled youth named Rick who finds God and learns that radical change is possible. The film features some nice themes including some young men who act as good Samaritans and help a woman that is having car trouble.

The film focuses on the Highland Rugby program and features a strong performance by Sean Astin as a concerned counselor. The Highland coach is a good example and teaches Rick and the rest of the team to work hard and to be good people, not just good athletes.

However, despite the nice themes, this one contains violent content hitting a three in our content listing and the drug use, which includes underage drinking and the use of narcotics, also hitting a number three in the content arena. It contains a strong faith message however, and therefore we recommend it for our Faith Based Seal. Share its message with a friend or loved one today!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple in a few scenes.
Language: Idiot-1; Freak-1; Someone is called retarded; Suck-up-1; Sucks-1
Violence: Illegal tackling and argument ensues; man's nose is bloodied; character kicks bench over; reckless driving and accident occurs and girl is wounded from barbed wire and blood is on her face and young man has cuts; young man hit in face with book; a chair is pushed away and boy falls; drunk woman driver hits man with car and he dies; player pushed down stairs; man loses tooth and it's in man's head in bloody scene.
Drugs: Drinking and driving; underage drinking; drinking in several scenes including a party scene; drunken characters; narcotics used for high.
Nudity: Shirtless man; women in bikinis; cleavage; woman's nipple seen through bathing suit;
Other: A man spits in man's face and the man licks it; arguments between players; a prank on elderly people.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Writer: David Pliler
Director: Ryan Little
Producer: Brad Pelo and David Pliler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 112 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter