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Preaching to the Choir (2005)

On the One (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 14 April 2006 (USA)
A pair of estranged twins driven apart by the death of their parents find reconciliation and redemption after following radically different paths in life.

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Cast

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Rachel
Denise Burse ...
Sister Marcie
Eugene Callendar ...
Elderly Reverend (as Rev. Eugene Callendar)
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Shana
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TV Reporter
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Booker Lee (as Peter J. Fernandez)
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Himself (as Dennis Funny)
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Sharif (as muMs da Schemer)
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Kia
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Teshawn Tucker / Zulunatic
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Amish Man
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Cora Lee
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Young Wesley (as Derek Jamaar Taylor)
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A pair of estranged twins driven apart by the death of their parents find reconciliation and redemption after following radically different paths in life.

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A righteous comedy with a divinely inspired beat.

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex and drug references | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Preaching to the Choir  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$190,865 (USA) (14 April 2006)

Gross:

$343,522 (USA) (21 April 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Production filming ended only hours before the blackout of the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada of the summer of 2003. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Sibling rivalry,gospel, hip-hop, and redemption in this comedy drama set in Harlem USA
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this at the 9th annual American Black Film Festival in Miami, and really enjoyed this -- good acting all round, funny, family-friendly, and beautiful cinematography as well. Harlem's historic and contemporary cultural vibrancy is nicely worked into the scenes (in one scene, Zulu courts a young woman who works at the Studio Museum of Harlem, where they talk in front of Kara Walker's silhouette paintings).

It's an accessible mainstream-type comedy with a lead actor who might be the next Denzel Washington (he's certainly handsome enough, as is the actor who plays his brother).

There's a theme of redemption at work here. Two brothers, one a hip-hop star called Zulu and the other the Baptist preacher at a Harlem church, have had conflict in their relationship for years, but when Zulu's life is endangered as the result of a contract dispute with a record company owner, they have to work through their problems and help each other. The minister brother's church is losing membership and has become stagnant, but Zulu's presence attracts curious teens and Zulu revitalizes the gospel choir. Each brother finds a way to help the other. Lots of entertaining secondary characters, light violence, some sexually suggestive humor (akin to what you might see on many broadcast TV shows).


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