Duration Costume designEmma Potter WriterMichael W. Leighton LanguageEnglish
DirectorC. Thomas Howell
Patrick Read Johnson Release dateAugust 25, 2010 (2010-08-25) DirectorsC. Thomas Howell, Patrick Read Johnson CastKelsey Sanders (Kerry Wells), C.R. Lewis (Shane Thomas), Ernest Borgnine (Carl Taylor), Logan Bartholomew (Blake Truman) Similar moviesFred Thompson appears in The Genesis Code and The Last Ride
The Genesis Code is a 2010 American drama film directed by C. Thomas Howell and Patrick Read Johnson, and written by Michael W. Leighton.
Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college student journalist and committed Christian, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew), the college's hockey superstar. Blake struggles with personal crisis but rejects Kerry's reliance on her faith. He is convinced that modern science has disproved the Bible and especially the Genesis story of creation. Together they discover that the creation story and science may be in perfect accord.
The Genesis Code takes on two current social and cultural issues: Evolution vs. creation, End-of-life decisions. Although this becomes a romance story, it gives a look to the age-old question of how science and a book of the Bible, Genesis, may both be correct and told in a format that a normal layperson will understand.
Logan Bartholomew as Blake Truman
Kelsey Sanders as Kerry Wells
Jerry Zandstra as Reverend Wells
C.R. Lewis as Shane Thomas
Ernest Borgnine as Carl Taylor
Louise Fletcher as Ellen Taylor
Fred Dalton Thompson as Judge Hardin
Lance Henriksen as Dr. Hoffer
Rance Howard as Dr. Tolley
Ben Murphy as Professor Campbell
Catherine Hicks as Myra Allitt
Susan Blakely as Beverly Truman
Rich Franklin as Coach Edwards
Adam Chambers as Marc Wells
Lauren Mae Shafer as Rita
The first director, Patrick Read Johnson, was fired and C. Thomas Howell was brought in to finish the film. Director Guild of America rules required that Johnson be given a shared credit. The film was shot in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Lowell, Michigan.
The Genesis Code premiered in the United States on 25 August 2010 as part of the Grand Rapids Film Festival.
The film was released on home video on 6 March 2012 in North America.