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War Drama Gets Chuck Norris 'Approval’

5 Sep, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Chuck Norris

Family values action star Chuck Norris (The Expendables 2) has given his “Seal of Approval” to upcoming indie war drama Last Ounce of Courage, which hits theaters Sept. 14, following a national premiere Sept. 11 coinciding with the commemoration of Patriot Day and 9/11.

Norris, who cut his teeth in Bruce Lee karate movies decades ago, has in recent years taken a proactive role in supporting and advocating products, services and events he says reflect the values of the common man and those that serve the United States. In 2011, "The Chuck Norris Seal of Approval" program was established to serve as a guidepost to assist the public in recognizing products or services that Norris officially supports; that reflect his values and standard of excellence.

Last Ounce of Courage (from Veritas Entertainment) follows the life of a father, son, and grandfather who each take a stand for truth and end up inspiring an entire town. The movie stars Marshall Teague (Roadhouse) and Academy Award nominee Jennifer O'Neill (Summer of '42) and was directed by Kevin McAfee (End of the Spear).

Norris, a devout Christian and supporter of conservative issues, does not appear or star in the movie.

“In addition to the film's basic reminder that our precious freedoms are not always free, Marshall Teague gives the performance of his career as a small-town mayor who is inspired by his grandson to take a stand when a public religious display honoring his fallen son in Iraq is targeted for removal,” Norris said in a statement.

The film also stars Fred Williamson and features an appearance by Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly.

A Veritas rep said Courage would likely be released at retail in December.

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