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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

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A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.

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Cast

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Nigel Washington ...
Little Darrin
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Little Lilly
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Ann Nesby ...
Aunt Sally Walker
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Maryann Hill
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Bessie Cooley
Rosalie Washington ...
Faye Jenkins
Ricky Dillard ...
Choir Director
Larry John Meyers ...
Homer T. (as L. John Myers)
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Herself (as Reverend Shirley Caesar)
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Paulina Pritchett (as LaTanya Richardson)
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Reverend Lewis
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Homer T.
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A New York advertising executive who is about to land a big account, has his life shaken up when it becomes known that he has lied about having a college degree. After being fired, his life is further shaken by his debtors who had counted on paying after landing the account. Having to go on the run, he is called back to his southern town roots, when his great aunt dies. At the reading of the will, he learns he has been asked to assume the mantle of choir director of his great aunt's church and if he can get the choir in the Gospel Explosion in Atlanta, he will inherit stock worth $150,000. Unfortunately the choir leaves a lot to be desired and he has to start recruiting. Among others, he gets three prisoners to join. More importantly, he gets a "sinner" from one of the local night clubs to join. While initially scorned and resisted, nonetheless her voice wins everyone but the hardcore church busybody. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Don't fight the feeling. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kísértés két szólamban  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,758,372 (USA) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$30,238,577 (USA) (19 December 2003)
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Beyoncé Knowles gained weight for the role. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the scene where the choir sings, "Rain Down", Darrin mouths "Call His name" when the rest of the choir sings "Praise His name". See more »

Quotes

Darrin Hill: Your act is terrific.
Lilly: Yours needs a lot of work.
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Features Cribs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

He Still Loves Me
By Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Big Jim Wright (as James "Big Jim" Wright)
Performed by Beyoncé Knowles (as Beyoncé) and Walter Williams Sr. (of The O'Jays)
Additional vocals by Angie Stone, Eddie Levert (as Eddie Levert Sr.) (of The O'Jays),
Melba Moore and Montell Jordan
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Big Jim Wright (as James "Big Jim" Wright) for Flyte Tyme Fylms Inc.
Beyoncé performs courtesy of Columbia Records
Angie Stone performs courtesy of J Records
Melba Moore performs courtesy of Shout Glory! Music
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Great music and excellent comedy
6 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. A great "inspiration" filled with hope! Cuba was excellent and Beyonce was both beautiful and compelling. What makes a movie like this work is the "realality" of the script and the "power of the performers! The love scenes between Cuba and Beyonce were fill with passion. I think that the "religious tone" of the movied added to it's significance. This movie was being real. The church is as relevant to our times as any other part of society.

We need to see more movies like this coming from Hollywood. In light of the tragic conditions that we face in the world, this movie can help bring about a "spark" of light and hope.

To the writers and directors, keep up the good work!


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