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Saving God (2008)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 14 October 2008 (USA)
Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through ... See full summary »

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Armstrong Cane
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John Henry James / Blaze
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Rev. Danny Christopher
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Norris Johns
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Ashley Ellis
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Sherri Butler
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Mike
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Mr. Ken Salter
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Pastor Curry
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Detective Lombardi
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Marcus Ellis
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Ms. Ellis
Ardon Bess ...
Officer Earle
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Mavis Johns
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Deacon Jake
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Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through Armstrong's tough demeanor and strong faith he tries to make a difference with Norris - a youth on the edge of falling into a lifetime of drugs and gangs. Also Armstrong must deal with his past history of violence and make sure he doesn't fall again. Written by Andre van Heerden

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs and some violence | See all certifications »
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Someone Has to Die  »

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I Travelled
Performed by Jully Black
(Jully Black, L. Owens, K. Mack, Jermaine Newsome)
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd. (SOCAN)/Achandre Music Publishing (SOCAN)/
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/62 Laventhal Music (ASCAP)/Masjarod Publishing (ASCAP)/
Jermaine Newsome Pub Designee
Produced by Soul Diggaz for Soul Diggaz Productions
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Movie I'd be happy to recommend to non-Christian friends.
24 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ving Rhames gives a wonderful performance as the criminal-turned-reverend in this Christian movie. The storyline is powerful, their are plenty of characters and sub-plots, and it is believable from beginning to end. While there is some violence, it is just enough to make the point of the movie but no more. My 11 year old son watched it with me with no problem.

This is the first Christian movie I personally have seen that has begun to make the leap toward acting like a "real" movie. It doesn't have the feel of the older Christian movies that didn't develop well the characters and suffered in the acting department. This movie is well-acted, moves along at a good pace, keeps you engrossed, and has fairly good character development. Add to that a strong twist at the end and it makes for a good movie.

You will come away with the feeling that people really can change, that there is good to be found in all of us, and that the church as the church can still be relevant. Even in a violent world where hope can seem a distant dream, God still has relevance.


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