The Frontier Boys

Theatrical Release: February 18, 2011
DVD Release: March 4, 2012
The Frontier Boys


The Frontier Boys is the story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and their friendship is threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret.
Brent Fencett, Jed Bracken, and T.J. Lewis are star players on the Charlevoix High School Basketball team; Jackson Carlson is their most obnoxious fan. They are unbeaten on the court and inseparable off it – until Brent gets caught up in his older brother’s mixed up life. The consequences of Brent’s choice leave T.J. in the hospital, and Brent’s soul in turmoil.

Dove Review

2011 Crystal Dove Seal Award Winner for Best Limited Theatrical Release – “The Frontier Boys” is a powerful drama. T.J. Lewis, a high school basketball star makes most of the points for his team. He and his buddies became known as the Frontier boys some years earlier when they went fishing and escorted a fish, “the big one”, into a restaurant to sell. A reporter tagged them with being new frontier boys and the moniker stuck.

Temptation lurks around the corner in the form of a gang leader who lures a young man named Mike into a money-making scheme which turns out to be a drug ring. Mike’s younger brother, Brent, is one of the Frontier Boys. Mike tries to pull Brent into the “business” and things quickly escalate into a drive-by shooting with T.J. as the victim. The tragic event affects the Rayders in a big way. Only God and a miracle can turn events around. Brent must make a choice as his brother Mike is responsible. Can Brent turn his own brother in? And what will become of the player who was shot and now hovers between life and death? How will these close, lifelong friends deal with this horrible event?

The cast members faithfully portray their characters well in this edge-of-your-seat adventure under the direction of John Grooters. “Frontier Boys” fills a gap in inspirational storytelling directed at tween and teen boys, with powerful life-lessons delivered in this exciting, action-packed movie.

This compelling story will give viewers a vivid portrayal of God as a very present help in time of trouble {Psalm 46}. We are most pleased to award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. Check out “The Frontier Boys”. You will be glad you did.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Crap/Crappy-3; Stupid moron-1; Bull-1; Idiot-2
Violence: A character elbows another character a few times to wake him up; a wild snowmobile chase where a snowmobile almost hits a truck; a gang members shoots up a car; a young man is shot in a drive-by shooting and winds up in a coma; a pastor in emotional pain says, "I'll kill them" in reference to the people who shot his son; a man punches another man and gives him a bloody nose; a man shoots close to another man to scare him; a man holds a teen against the wall.
Drugs: A drug pusher causes several problems for people and he talks about distributing meth and cocaine and he wants to enlist a high school student to help him; drinking beer.
Nudity: None
Other: A farting comment; a fan heckles a basketball player; several instances of prayer; scriptures are quoted and worship singing in a church service; a man steals from a store but a young man sees him and makes him give them back; belching.


Company: Destiny Image Films
Director: John Grooters
Genre: Limited
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter