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The Calling (2002)

PG | | Drama | December 2002 (USA)
The Leroy Jenkins Story, following the controversial life of evangelist Leroy Jenkins

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Leroy Jenkins
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Amos Jenkins
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B.B. Gallen
Ricco Chapa ...
Young Leroy Jenkins
London King ...
Ruby Jenkins
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Polly Jenkins (as Elyse Marie Mirto)
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Elegant Lady
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June Buckingham
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Cleo (as Steve Wagner)
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Prison Guard Freer
June Buckingham ...
Mrs. Coreen
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Bobby Murky
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Charles Sandford (as Lewis Alfred Pipes)
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Willie Mae
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From an early age, Leroy Jenkins is called by a mysterious force he knows only as 'The Spirit'. Abandoned by his Cherokee mother and scorned as 'half-injun', Leroy is raised poor by a rural South Carolina family. Strange voices and supernatural occurrences haunt his early life and he runs from them until the age of 22 when a freak accident - or something more brings him close to death and finally to an Atlanta tent revival where he is miraculously healed. Transformed through faith and endowed with the power to heal others through The Spirit, Leroy begins his career as an evangelist and quickly builds one of the largest ministries in America, befriending the likes of Mae West and soon becoming a celebrity himself. He rocks the establishment as he sings the gospel like Elvis, takes wardrobe tips from Liberace and violently lashes out at anyone who doubts or opposes him, including the government. As he gets wealthier and more flamboyant, Leroy makes many enemies and many mistakes and he ... Written by Anonymous

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His hands healed. His heart questioned. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and violence
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Man of Faith  »

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$966 (USA) (17 October 2003)

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$6,092 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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DAMIAN CHAPA should get nominated
29 November 2004 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

THE CALLING now is changed to MAN OF FAITH. i have been able to see it as i was given a screener, And I am amazed at the fact that this is not a theatrical film, Its performances are amazing.

Faye Dunaway is great as Mae West. And Damian Chapa should get nominated for playing the Preacer role. I have not seen such an emotional role in a long time.

The people where real in this film as was the spirituality of the film. There was a sense of Pure Christianity in this film. But yet it wasn't like a Christian film that pounds your head with a cross. I think that all even none believers will find its story compelling.

I think we will see a lot more films directed by Damian Chapa in the future.


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