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The Gospel (2005)

 -  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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Ernestine
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Minister Hunter
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Rain Walker
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Maya Walker
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Young David
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Brother Gordon
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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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See It! Live It! Spread It!

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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

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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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The Prodigal Son...with terrific music!
4 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is something about THE GOSPEL that makes you want to like it: some fine actors (Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Clifton Powell, Tamyra Gray, Aloma Wright, Nona Gaye) and some really terrific gospel singing. Writer/director Rob Hardy stretches the biblical tale of the Prodigal Son to the updated story of the son of a bishop of an evangelical church who runs away to become a R&B singing star only to return to his father when cancer of the prostate signals the end of his life. The 'other' son has inherited the mantle of the bishop with special interests deflecting his commitment to the bishop's origins and the Prodigal Son finally finds acceptance in offering his talents to further the original dream of his father.

The script is conversationally pedestrian but the actors do their best to make credible characters. There is a sense of commitment from the cast of extras that leaves a warm afterglow, but in the end this is a slight story saved by some fine music. Grady Harp, January 05


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