Theatrical Release: September 7, 2017


Based on a true marriage journey, “Extraordinary” tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. Although proud of his incredible athletic accomplishments and the impact he has on his students, David’s family continuously pays a high price for his years of competitive running. Following his open-heart surgery and irreparable damage to his knees, Nancy is ready for Dave to hang up his racing shoes for good and focus his boundless energy on their family. Instead, feeling called by God to “inspire people one last time,” Dave sets off for a 2,900-mile race across America.

Dove Review

“Extraordinary” is a terrific movie about individuals that move through and past their pain to reach the limits of their abilities. This unique film features professor David Horton (Leland Klassen), an avid runner who pushes himself and his family to the breaking point. There are several contentious moments with his wife Nancy (Shari Rigby). One of the positive things about the movie is the scenery, as David runs from California, his starting point, to New York. David says he felt led by God to make the run but questions this during his cross-country venture as he has many obstacles to overcome. This inspiring film is based on a true story.

At times, the viewer may become upset with David, whose determination is also a cause of frustration for David’s wife and family. David encounters a Russian runner in the film, however, and he changes the man’s life. Kirk Cameron shows up in the movie as a radio DJ hosting a talk show. Ultimately, what David accomplishes is amazing. We are happy to award this movie our Dove Approved Seal for All Ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: A bird eating road-kill, shown with blood, on the side of the road; a little blood on runner's knee
Sex: None
Language: A comment of "Be quiet."
Violence: A bird eating road-kill, shown with blood, on the side of the road; a little blood on runner's knee
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A runner has to pop a blister with a pin; tension between characters, including arguments between a husband and wife over the husband's running taking priority over his family


Company: Fathom Events
Director: Scotty Curlee
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter