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First Sunday (2008)

PG-13 | | 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.


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apateones tis plakas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$37,931,869 (USA) (22 February 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tracy Morgan claims that he cannot go to jail because they will "make me a woman", in The Longest Yard, Morgan plays an inmate that dresses and acts like a woman. See more »


The first time that Darnell goes to Omunique's apartment her large hoop earrings that have her name in script inside the loop are in backwards in her right ear. The one in the left is in the correct position and then the one in her right ear goes from wrong way to right way and back. See more »


Durell: You need to worry about getting your hair burnt.
Omunique's Client: You need to be worrying about burning yourself out a job.
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


Kumbia Dub
Written by Neville Powell
Performed by Jah Shaka
Courtesy of Jah Shaka Music and Tafari Music
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User Reviews

Not bad.. but not that great...
17 March 2009 | by (Assault Lake City, Utah) – See all my reviews

This movie was like that one paper you wrote in high school. You stayed up all night working on it, but still could only pull out a C+..

I don't know why this movie needs to be about white or black (say some of the peeps reviewing it) or if you rate it low you're a bigot or if you really like it, you're a minister @ a church etc.... I'm white and I enjoyed it, just not enough to give it a 9 or 10. And while I love Tracy Morgan, Kat Williams and I-Cube.. I thought the plot was not that interesting and the funny moments were few and far between.. Sure, it had its redeeming values.. but the movie didn't know whether to be a comedy or a redemption flick. So it tried to be both..

The one part I absolutely loved and that really touched me was when Tracy's character says that he had never had a birthday celebration because the foster care place lost his birth certificate. Wow.. Talk about sad.. I actually almost started crying, because it was so emotional and I had never heard of anyone not celebrating a birthday ever.

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