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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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Mae West
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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)
Pattie McLellan Stephens ...
Willie Mae
Angela Stephens ...
Candy Jenkins
Eric Krack ...
Dan Jenkins age 8
Mansell Rivers-Bland ...
Benny Kingman
Pastor Bob Frary ...
Himself
Ruby Perez ...
Himself
Richie Plass ...
Lincon
Latanya Pemberton ...
Taffy Douglas
Joe Mappes ...
Paul Novak
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Inteligent Man
Katherine Oakes ...
Liza Daniels
Christopher Watson ...
Dan Jenkins
Nicholas Crack ...
Dennis age 5
George Glado ...
Old Man in Wheel Chair
Artie Dunn ...
Wheelchair Man's Wife
Ricky Leroy Kernon ...
Dennis Jenkins
Cameron Lee Blanton ...
Baby Candy Jenkins
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Tia
Dorie Pettie ...
First Organist
Greg Mason ...
White Supermist
Jimmy Crosky Jenkins ...
White Supremist Helper
Cathy Crosky ...
Ms. Schiapa
Greg Ogden ...
Rick Biner
Denise Davis ...
Mahilia Jackson
Cher L. Halas ...
Mother of sister and brother (as Cher Halas)
Benjamin Mills ...
Young Boy
Molly Mills ...
Young Girl
Jennifer Trier ...
Possessed Woman's Mother (as Jenny Trier)
Chip Smith ...
Brother Rogers
Daryl Wagner ...
Liberachi
Sasha Williams ...
Destra Strait
Gayla Smith ...
Organist #2
Jan Yount ...
Woman in her 50's
Kelly Naylor ...
Patrolman Risler
Jacque Phillips ...
Linda Peck (as Jacque Barnes)
Sarah Belus ...
Theresa age 7
Mark Pinkstrom ...
Black Man with AIDS
Mike Porchetti ...
Lawyer #1 (as Mike parchetti)
David Alan Shaw ...
The Judge (as David A. Shaw)
Mike Ippoliti ...
County Clerk
Ashlie Victoria ...
Theresa Teenager
Steve Brandehoff ...
Willie T.
Bill McNeil ...
Skinny Preacher
Pat Pagnanelli ...
Lady Speaks in tougunes #1
Sunny Sheridan ...
Black Lady
Josh Moldonado ...
Jimmy
Tom Harker ...
Jimmy's Dad
Bryana Snyder ...
Teenage Girl
Hilee Dickens ...
Little Girl
Grace Ameter ...
12-Year-Old Blind Girl
Laura Ecker ...
Coffee Shop Waitress (as Laura O'Conell)
Tyler Wherley ...
Young Man with Dreads
LeRoy Allen ...
Himself
Jim Damron ...
Doctor Evans
Robert Ervin ...
Old Pastor
Orlando Dunn ...
Old Man
Nicoletta Stavole ...
Native American woman giving birth
Mary Rogers ...
Indian Mother
Seetha Ananth ...
Indian Helper
Corbin Heck ...
Cleo 10
Kelly Keast ...
Polly 12
Jamie Keast ...
Sue 11
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Bellman
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Delaware
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Reporter #1
David Lee Talik ...
Reporter #2
Dorann Lancaster ...
Reporter #3
Esther Weisman ...
Reporter #4
Crystal Ashlee Heinburger ...
Biracial Girl
Henrietta Albright ...
Lady Speaks in Tounges #2
Rico Chapa ...
Screaming Prisoner (as Roland Rico Chapa)
Bryan McCarthy ...
Driving Trooper
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Passenger Trooper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yolonda Sweitzer ...
Phone Booth Girl
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Sue Jenkins (uncredited)
Deborah Ball ...
Worshipper (uncredited)
Hussein El Zein ...
Ralph (uncredited)
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Bellhop (uncredited)
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Church Patron (uncredited)
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Cop #1 / Worshipper (uncredited)
Peter Graybeal ...
Diner Patron / Sidewalk Walker (uncredited)
Dave Haney ...
Mental Health Worker (uncredited)
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Anna, the possessed girl (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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David Smith (uncredited)
Nicole Landau ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Neighbor (uncredited)
Jeff Potts ...
Worshiper (uncredited)
Andy Schofield ...
Cop #1 (uncredited)
Charles Shuford ...
Inmate (uncredited)

Directed by

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Damian Chapa

Written by (WGA)

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Damian Chapa ... (written by)
 
Aaron Pugliese ... (written by)

Produced by

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Charles Arthur Berg ... producer (as Charles Berg)
Damian Chapa ... producer
Taffy Douglas ... associate producer
Gregg Edwards ... producer
Hank Grover ... line producer
Leroy Jenkins ... executive producer
Cyndy Johnson ... associate producer
Robert Wagner ... executive producer

Music by

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Christopher Rife
Mark Vogel

Cinematography by

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Pierre Chemaly

Film Editing by

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James Witker

Casting By

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Robin Bartholomew
Linda Blaine
Ashlie Clark
Noreen Compton
Gregg Edwards
Ray Szuch
Linda Winters

Production Design by

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Steven J. Weller

Costume Design by

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Shana Weissman-Mintz

Makeup Department

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Ania Harasimiak ... makeup department head (as Anna Harasimiak)
Greg Ogden ... special effects makeup artist
Brandy Dyan Sharp ... key makeup artist
Laine Trzinski ... hair department head (as Elaine M. Cascio)
Alexis Walker ... key hair stylist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ron Althoff ... second unit director
Chris Chanowski ... first assistant director
Charles Dowell ... second assistant director (as Charles Bradford)
Cyndy Johnson ... second assistant director
Stephanie Moore ... second second assistant director (as Stephanie A. Moore)

Art Department

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John Foughty ... set dresser
Arron Kinser ... assistant set designer / set dressing sculptor
Margaret Pate ... property master

Sound Department

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David Stark ... boom operator
Don Thomas ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Chad Ball ... special effects

Stunts

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Ron Althoff ... stunt coordinator
Joe Davis ... stunts
Robert Wood ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Na'qui c'Wa'ya' ... assistant camera
Jason Duehr ... gaffer
Michael Evanichko ... still photographer
Patrick D. Fields ... grip
Nikk Hearn-Sutton ... grip (as Nikk Sutton)
Darryl Rue ... grip
Nick Sutton ... grip
Michael Zogleman ... camera operator
Keith Carter ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Noreen Compton ... casting assistant
David Barak ... casting photographer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kevin Carr ... location scout

Transportation Department

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Tom Buriuski ... transportation
Patrick D. Fields ... driver
Joe Robinson ... driver

Other crew

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Michael Evanichko ... documentarian
Belle Francisco ... assistant to producer / production coordinator
Heather Grove ... assistant to director
Brant Jones ... key set production assistant
Peter John Ross ... production assistant
Robert Unger ... set production assistant (as Bob Unger)
Noreen Compton ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 is ultimately betrayed. His life and ministry threatened, he must come to a final reckoning with his pride, his faith and with The Spirit Himself. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Man of Faith (United States)
Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $966, 17 Oct 2003

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