The Wager

Theatrical Release: June 15, 2007
DVD Release: May 13, 2008
The Wager


Micheal Steele is ten days from the biggest night of his life…walking the red carpet as a Best Actor nominee. Just when it seems that he has overcome industry blacklisting and persecution for his beliefs, Michael finds himself fighting for his life in a supernatural wager between God and Satan.

Dove Review

“The Wager” is a good example of how you can sometimes take your life for granted. Michael Steele, played by Randy Travis, is a movie star who had it all and was also a good Christian man with good Christian values. In the film, Michael is tested over and over again in his faith. Like Job, he keeps going and keeps his faith in God. This movie is a wonderful example of how faith can guide us through rough situations. The movie has several adult themes including divorce and separation, fighting and also adultery. Due to these themes, this movie is awarded the Dove Seal for ages twelve and up.

Content Description

Sex: Director tries to force Michael to make love in a scene with his co-star but Michael refuses; adultery is discussed as Michael is seen with his female co-star at his home when she tries to seduce him.
Language: None
Violence: Cop shoots at a man; a cop kicks in a door to a home; police officer puts a man in a headlock; Michael punches paparazzi in the face; a man is shown hitting his child; Michael fights with a child abuser; a girl is shown with a black eye revealing her boyfriend beats her; Michael is shown being arrested after punching a paparazzi in the face.
Drugs: Adult female shown drinking a glass of wine.
Nudity: A male teen is shown wearing swimming trunks in a pool (only his bare back is shown).
Other: Michael is served divorce papers from his wife; Michael is hit by a car while driving his motorcycle.


Company: PureFlix
Producer: Michael Scott, Russell Wolfe, David A.R. White, Elizabeth Travis
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 82 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Candice Moore