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God's Army (2000)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  10 March 2000 (USA)
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Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a ... See full summary »

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Elder Allen
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Elder Dalton
Jacque Gray ...
Sister Fronk
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Elder Mangum
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Elder Banks
Michael Buster ...
Elder Kinegar
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Elder Sandoval
John Pentecost ...
President Beecroft
Lynne Carr ...
Sister Beecroft
Kelli Coleman ...
Sister Monson
Anthony Anselmi ...
Elder Harmer
Peter Jackson ...
Elder Downey
Seamus Hurley ...
Elder Rex
Francine Riber ...
Connie
Fawn Perez ...
Laura
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Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving missionaries and, to top it off, his first companion, 29-year-old Marcus Dalton, proves to be a harsh mentor. After only one day as a missionary, Allen is ready to hang up his necktie and go home. His point-of-view changes, however, as he begins to see the struggles and sacrifices that the other missionaries endure: Dalton, he soon learns, is fighting a losing battle with cancer. Banks, an African-American missionary, was disowned by his family when he joined the Mormon church. Kinegar, a fifth-generation Latter-Day Saint, finds himself doubting under the intellectual attacks of anti-Mormons. Working and living with these young men, Allen becomes a part of the drama occurring under the everyday surface of missionary life. After only a few intense days, ... Written by Anonymous

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Saving the world one soul at a time

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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$88,584 (USA) (10 March 2000)

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$2,628,829 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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Trivia

The Elder Allen character background is loosely based on Richard Dutcher's own life. See more »

Goofs

In real life, Elder Dalton would have been sent home from his mission when he had brain cancer. No missionary is ever allowed to stay in the field "just because he wants to," particularly in life-or-death matters of health like that. See more »

Quotes

Dalton: So, what did you think of the sisters?
Allen: Monson's nice, I don't know about the other one.
Dalton: Yeah, Sister Fronk.
Allen: Yeah, her.
Dalton: She's a very smart girl.
Allen: Well, she thinks so.
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Crazy Credits

Gwen Dutcher is credited as "Sexy Mormon Lady." This is not an actual character in the film, but Richard Dutcher's wife. She gets another "crazy credit" in his film Brigham City. See more »

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Referenced in In the Service of God (2003) See more »

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Seven Wonders
Written by Greg Simpson
Performed by Greg Simpson
Courtesy of Highway Records
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An interesting look at an interesting culture
16 June 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Some of the reviewers seem to have expected a movie that preaches mormonism. That is not what this movie appears to be. It is simply a snapshot of people's lives, living in a very unusual way in modern times. The characters seem real, the situations mostly non-contrived, and the writing is good.

This is just as much a movie about Mormons as Witness was a movie about the Amish. You get a glimpse into their lives and a small taste of what they believe and do, but the story is the important part.

Dutcher has stated that his purpose was to make movies for the mormon market, and if other people enjoyed them then that was ok. While it can be a little rough around the edges, it is a fine piece of independent cinema, and a joy to watch.

I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to Dutcher's next effort, The Prophet, the story of the mormon prophet Joseph Smith. He is an interesting character and lived an interesting life, whether you believe he was a prophet or not.


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