Family - Completed 1980

The story of an ordinary Christian guy, his lukewarn financee, her unbelieving sister, and their ultra-pragmatic father.
Awarded Best Film of the Year and Best Actor, by the Academy of Christian Cinemagraphic Arts

    • Year of production
    • 1980
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fred HAREEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Fred HAREEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Fred HAREEN (Day Star Production)
    • Synopsis
    • What happens when an Ordinary guy who has made Christ the Lord of his "religion" suddenly makes Him Lord of is career, his free time, his romantic interests, of his life?
      At the beginning of our story, Guy Newman admits that his whole life has become one big concern ... for a career...and a girl. But just when his life is about to get locked into all the things he'd worked so hard to get, he discovers that something is still missing.
      What is missing is a mature faith in Christ the kind of faith that results in action. The kind of faith his friends need to see if they are to believe.
      He has no problem fitting in with this fiancee's complacently Christian family until he begins to wonder why Frieda, his fiancee's sister, has rejected her parents' faith. The reason, he learns, is people like him.
      Jesus said: "Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life form my sake will find it."
      In guy's case, applying Jesus' words means he starts applying a servant's heart to every task. It also means being willing to risk everything. As Guy changes on the inside so does everything around him: soon he is alienated from his fiancee and her father, a long-awaited job opportunity is ruined, his fiancees former boyfriend reappears, and the inner-city ministry he began seems doomed to a violent end. But Guy's change changes Frieda -- and people begin to see that maybe Guy isn't so ordinary anymore.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 1980