Chuck Norris

"One by one, we have lost the freedoms that our forefathers, our brothers in arms and my son died for," says the main character in a movie that my wife, Gena, and I have been waiting eagerly to see in theaters. It opens nationwide Friday, Sept. 14, coinciding with the Sept. 11 commemoration of Patriot Day. We are very excited to announce that "Last Ounce of Courage" is the first theatrical motion picture to be awarded with my "Chuck Norris Seal of Approval," in promotion of this independent film.

As the PR Newswire release explained, "'Last Ounce of Courage' is an intergenerational story of a grieving father inspired by his grandson to take a stand for faith and freedom against a tide of apathy and vanishing liberty. ... Alongside fellow citizens of courage, faith and integrity, he champions the cherished principles we the people hold dear."

"Last Ounce of Courage" could be the story of any small town across America, and indeed it is the story of thousands. Overrun by political correctness and secular progressivism, the town's mayor, Bob Revere, played by our great friend Marshall Teague ("Road House," "The Rock" and "Armageddon"), fights the dark forces that are stripping citizens' freedoms, one by one. Standing against the behemoth "American Civil Liberties Organization," which is headed by a villainous character played by former NFL great Fred Williamson ("Black Caesar"), Revere initially is alone, and he wonders whether the sun is finally going down on his small town's traditional values.

Challenged by his grandson, played by Hunter Gomez ("National Treasure"), and his wife, Dottie, played by Academy Award nominee Jennifer O'Neill ("Summer of '42"), Revere sees his culture war culminate when he takes a stand that will either break or revive his and his townspeople's latent faith and patriotism.

I will let you in on a little secret about the movie: The mega-inspiring speech given by Marshall Teague's character near the end of the movie from atop a downtown building was unscripted and flowed from his patriotic passion in a way that rivals the best patriotic or faith orator.

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