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The Gospel (2005)

PG | | Drama, Music | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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This is a story about a successful young R&B singer that has an unlikely homecoming when his father, the bishop, becomes ill.

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David Taylor
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Reverend Charles Frank
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Charlene Taylor Frank
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Bishop Fred Taylor
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A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood friend creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,523,571 (USA) (7 October 2005)

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$15,778,152 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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Charlene Frank: You're amazing. You quote scripture better than anybody I know. You know the Bible backwards and forwards. But you have no clue... no clue. You need Jesus, Frank. You need Jesus.
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Spin-off The Gospel Live Concert (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Closer I Get to You
Written by Reggie Lucas (as Reginald Lucas) an James Mtume
Performed by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
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A Must See for anyone involved in Music Ministry
11 October 2005 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

As someone who is actively inolved in the music ministry at my church, I highly recommend this movie. The movie is a lesson in what it means to worship and put me into a position where I found myself examining my motives as to why I sing on the worship team. Based solely on it's technical merits, the film is no Oscar contender. It is better than a lot of movies, not as good as others. On the other hand, if a movie touches a life, if that life is changed when they walk out of the theatre after having seen the movie, as this one has done for me, then whatever faults there may be in the film can justifiably be overlooked. If you want to learn what it really means to worship, this is a very good film and worth seeing.

I have to add, one of the things that impressed me most in this film was how the people at the church, and not just the choir, worshiped with their whole body. It's one thing to simply sing about the joy of the Lord, but when you express that joy with more than just your mouth, it takes the worship experience to a whole new level.


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