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First Sunday (2008)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  11 January 2008 (USA)
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Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

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Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--unless they can get her $17,000 to pay off a debt-- and so Durell and LeeJohn ultimately comes up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. But when the duo fumbles their way through the break-in, they discover someone has beaten them to the punch. In order to get their hands on the money, Durell and LeeJohn are forced to spend the night in the presence of the Lord and his followers--and end up getting a lot more than they bargained for. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Keep the faith. Steal the rest.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual humor, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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11 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apateones tis plakas  »

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Opening Weekend:

$17,714,821 (USA) (11 January 2008)

Gross:

$37,931,869 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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Film prints were delivered to theaters under the codename "Bad to Worse". See more »

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In the first church scene, when the choir finishes singing the spiritual, there is a wide shot of the church congregation. Most of the congregation located within the middle pews can be clearly seen giving a standing ovation. There is a cutaway to Durell and LeeJohn in which most of the congregation located within the middle pews are sitting or beginning to sit. After the cutaway the scene returns to same wide shot of the congregation. Most of the congregation located within the middle pews are still standing and only now are beginning to sit. See more »

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Rickey: I'm not infectin the community. I got papers to prove Im not infected...
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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church comedy: this one doesn't work
1 December 2008 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie was not entertaining in the least. It was quite bad, but I wouldn't call it one of the worst films I've seen. In this movie, Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan play two semi losers, whom keep getting in trouble with the law. Cube's ex is planning to move his son out of state because she can't afford the house payments. She owes thousands. Cube comes up with a brilliant idea to rip of a church to pay her bills to keep his son close by. He gets help with his rather dysfunctional partner, Morgan, whom one could call Tweedle Dumb. They hold some of the church members hostage only to find out someone has already stolen money from the church. They try to find out who has the money while trying not to feel so guilty talking to his son. As one would expect, the two realize ripping of a church is not such a good idea and it takes a lot of friends to get off on hostage charges. Is the money found, does Cube get to keep his son nearby. I say who cares because this movie has no surprising twists.

FINAL VERDICT: Terrible, don't know how it even got made.


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