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When a young woman opts to abort a miraculous conception, a Christian Fundamentalist group intervenes. Duped into an adoption scheme, Maggie agrees to carry the baby to term but gradually ... See full summary »

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Maggie Tate
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Wade Carpenter
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Karl Hawthorne
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Manny
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Isaiah
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Wanda Green
Jenny Littleton ...
Dianne McCain
Dennis Martin ...
Paul McCain
Russell Philpott ...
Lynch
Darius Hastings ...
Blondy
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Bert
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Dr. Kerr
Stevan Pippin ...
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Denice Hicks ...
Redhead (as Denise Hicks)
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When a young woman opts to abort a miraculous conception, a Christian Fundamentalist group intervenes. Duped into an adoption scheme, Maggie agrees to carry the baby to term but gradually comes to suspect the entire arrangement. She ends up marooned at a rural service station, where she encounters a wise old radio preacher, Isaiah, and his reluctant prophet of a son, Manny, who end up guiding her on the rest of her journey. It's not an easy journey, however, as Maggie is stalked, chased and forced off the road. In a woodsy field, she comes face to face with her assailants and herself, as she prepares to undergo a painfully unorthodox delivery and yet another unforeseen miracle... Written by Anonymous

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Believing can be deadly.

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Rated R for some language
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Gas Station Jesus  »

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If You Ever See Jesus Again
Written by Patrick Bergin
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Slow-paced, but worth watching.
19 May 2006 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"False Prophets" A.K.A. "Gas Station Jesus" is an interesting film. Lori Heuring stars as Maggie. She is a waitress who unexpectedly gets pregnant. She goes to the hospital decides to have an abortion in two weeks. A Christian cult finds out about this and tries to stop her. The cult find her and at first put up a phony adoption to trick her, but she finds out, and now she's on the run. She then meets Manny (Antonio David Lyons) who is a gas station worker. Manny has a special gift which helps her in a spiritual way.

The movie is well-acted and directed. It's slow-paced, but the plot is different enough so you won't fall asleep. In the end: "False Prophets" is a hidden gem that should be discovered instead of being buried forever.

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