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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$432,253 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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Michael W. Smith's film debut. See more »

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References The Music Man (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

THE SOLD ROCK (MY HOPE IS BUILT)
Traditional lyric by Edward Mote
Traditional music by William Bradbury
Performed by Michael W. Smith and the Second Chance Choir
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Not my favorite movie
26 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was pretty a little disappointed in this movie. I read some of the reviews and I don't agree. I don't think Michael W. Smith did such a great acting job. His singing was great but his acting just average. I thought his character was believable because unfortunately many people who grow up in the big church world are pretty clueless about life outside of theirs, and think that a wad of money will make everything better. I think actually most people are like that. I was also disappointed with the character of the black pastor, always angry and distrusting. . He could have been cynical for all he had to deal with but I thought that was too stereotypical. I was surprised at some of the language, but for PG-13 it wasn't bad. Over all it was a decent movie, better than a lot of the trash that's put out today. I hope Christian producers continue to look for better scripts and better actors.


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