Mercy Rule

DVD Release: August 12, 2014
Mercy Rule


Mercy Rule is a baseball adventure for the whole family, starring Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea. Parents and kids alike will be inspired by the story of the Miller family as they learn life’s lessons of mercy, patience, sacrifice, legacy and trusting God. Co-starring Bas Rutten and comedian Tim Hawkins and written by bestselling author N.D. Wilson, Mercy Rule will teach your family what it means to be a “No Quit Family.” The DVD also includes a family study guide for further discussion of the important messages in Mercy Rule.”

Dove Review

This is a movie about a family for families! Kirk Cameron stars as John Miller, a man whose company is being targeted by the local town council who collectively hope to profit from it but at John’s expense. Included in the plot is the story of John’s son Cody who plays baseball for the Pirates and seeks to improve. Just as baseball is a nine inning game, John and his wife Maddie (Chelsea Cameron) learn slowly but progressively about trusting God, patience, and mercy! As in baseball, all nine innings must be played before the final score is tallied.

Cameron does a terrific job as does his wife Chelsea and also Tim Hawkins as Uncle Ben and Bas Rutten as the baseball coach. The film focuses on the need for ethics and doing one’s best. This movie is family friendly with a slant toward trusting God and also features the family having fun. For example, Cody’s dad grabs him and tickles him. We are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Enjoy watching this one with your family.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a husband and wife in a few scenes.
Language: H (as a place)-1; Butts-1; Idiot-1; Moron-1; Stupid-1; Boneheads-1; Snake-1; Freak-1; pooper scooper comment; a "sucking as humans" comment.
Violence: A character is hit by a pitch in a couple of different scenes but is okay; a character threatens another with a baseball bat but nothing happens; a kid throws baseball in anger and puts hole in fence.
Drugs: A comment about cigarette money; a character places a cigarette behind his ear.
Nudity: None
Other: A man tells the local city council they have legally robbed him; tension between a few characters.


Company: Provident Films
Writer: N.D. Wilson
Director: Darren Doane
Genre: Inspirational
Runtime: 117 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter