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The Second Chance (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  17 February 2006 (USA)
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Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ethan Jenkins
Jeff Obafemi Carr ...
Jake Sanders
J. Don Ferguson ...
Jeremiah Jenkins
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Amanda Sanders
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Parker Richards
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Sonny
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Valerie
Jonathan Thomas ...
Tony
Calvin Hobson ...
Julius
Bobby Daniels ...
Mayor
Shirley Cody ...
Miss Burdoe
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Claudia Jenkins (as Peggy Walton Walker)
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Trina
Kobie Jarmon ...
Charday Sanders
Erin Hemphill ...
Payton Sanders
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Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. White and well-to-do Ethan is comfortable in his music ministry at the media-savvy suburban mega-church, The Rock; Jake is a street smart African-American who ministers to the gang members, teen mothers, and drug addicts of the urban Second Chance. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough neighborhood and forced to work side by side, Ethan discovers there is no boundary between the streets and the sanctuary. But can the faith these two men share overcome the prejudices that divide them to give themselves and a struggling urban church a second chance? Written by Tracey Zemitis

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Same faith. Same city. Different worlds.

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Rated PG-13 for some drug references | See all certifications »
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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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$226,712 (USA) (17 February 2006)

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$432,253 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Michael W. Smith shines in his film debut!
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael W. Smith does a great job in his film debut with the new film "The Second Chance". Smith plays an associate pastor named Ethan, who leads quite a comfortable life under the sheltering wing of his father's suburban mega-church, The Rock. Jeff Carr, plays Jake Sanders, an inner-city preacher at the older and more urban church, Second Chance Community Church. While the two come from different walks of life, they share the same faith, which ultimately leads them to help each other. It's only when the two unite to work together that they realize they have truly done the Lord's work. This is a great movie with a great and inspiring story about the diversities that are evident in a lot of today's churches. Although a Christian movie in most respects, the film is PG-13 so I would advise parents to use discretion when taking an children under 13. There is some language, drug use and some violence. Great film overall, check it out Feburary 17th!


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