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Saving God -- Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church...
Saving God -- Armstrong Cane left prison a changed man, and wanted to make a difference in his neighborhood. He takes over his father's old church, and looks to clean the streets up. Can Cane BE the change that so many around him need? Or will he fall too?

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Director:
Writer:
Michael Jackson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Movie I'd be happy to recommend to non-Christian friends. See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Ving Rhames ... Armstrong Cane

Dean McDermott ... John Henry James / Blaze

Ricardo Chavira ... Rev. Danny Christopher

Dwain Murphy ... Norris Johns

Genelle Williams ... Ashley Ellis

Kate Todd ... Sherri Butler

K.C. Collins ... Mike

Richard Leacock ... Mr. Ken Salter

Phillip Jarrett ... Pastor Curry

Egidio Tari ... Detective Lombardi
Tosh Robertson ... Marcus Ellis
Kathy Maloney ... Ms. Ellis
Ardon Bess ... Officer Earle
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ... Mavis Johns
Kedar ... Deacon Jake
David Carty ... Buggs

Joanne Boland ... Nadine
Sharon McFarlane ... Mrs. Stewart

Boyd Banks ... Poole

Johnie Chase ... Desk Sargeant
Kathryn Haggis ... Ms. Linda

Karl Campbell ... Police Officer #1
Christopher Marren ... Police Officer #2
Tony Meyler ... Police Officer #3
Daveed Louza ... Narc #1

Jason Weinberg ... Narc #2

Marnie Robinson ... Marcia Clarke

Balford Gordon ... Wylie

Ted Ludzik ... Watchman #1

Marcel Jones ... Orderly in Hospital

Sean Mauricette ... Car jacker
Joanne Alderson ... Car-Jacker Female (Precious)
Joe Bostick ... Mailman

Kim Roberts ... Dr. Munson

Jully Black ... Aunt Essie

Directed by
Duane Crichton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Jackson  screenplay

Produced by
Sherri Bennett .... associate producer
Tim Cherry .... executive producer
Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon .... line producer (as Emanuel 'Manny' Danelon)
Philip Mellows .... producer
Pazz Neglia .... associate producer
Domenic Serafino .... producer
Wayne Thompson .... producer
André van Heerden .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Cadesky 
 
Production Design by
Svjetlana Jaklenec 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Verhoog 
 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Lannon 
 
Costume Design by
Joanna Syrokomla 
 
Makeup Department
Teena Black .... makeup artist
Sarah Craig .... assistant makeup artist
Patricia Cuthbert .... key hair stylist
Andreea Tudose .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon .... production manager (as Emanuel 'Manny' Danelon)
Howard Porter .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon .... second unit director (as Emanuel 'Manny' Danelon)
Mark MacDonald .... third assistant director
Pazz Neglia .... first assistant director
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director
Jennifer Zabawa .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
James Banos .... set dresser
Greg Kleynhans .... key scenic painter
Alicia Remigio .... assistant art director: graphics
 
Sound Department
Roman Alexander Buchok .... boom operator (as Al Buchok)
Christian T. Cooke .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Fung .... supervising sound editor
Alastair Gray .... dialogue & adr editor
Josh Machado .... assistant sound editor
Rudy Michael .... foley mixer
Steve Moore .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Howard Green .... stunt performer
Layton Morrison .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Gibbons .... gaffer
Cactus Simser .... generator operator
Peter Stranks .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Misha Rasaiah .... casting assistant
Karen Williams .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Ardagna .... wardrobe mistress
Billie Blast .... assistant costume designer
Adrienne Vranckaert .... wardrobe assistant
Peter Webster .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Walt Biljan .... colorist
Ed Ham .... on-line editor
Christopher Haufe .... colorist (as Chris Haufe)
Chris Mayo .... conforming editor: HDTV
 
Transportation Department
Martin Boon .... transportation captain
Jerry Skavinsky .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Justin Beck .... production secretary
Jared Burton .... location production assistant
Judy Chui .... location manager
Andrea Mullan .... production coordinator
Terri Ann Myers .... assistant production coordinator
Melanie Orr .... script supervisor
Julia Rock .... production assistant
Sean Thompson .... assistant: Ving Rhames
 

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Also Known As:
"Someone Has to Die" - USA (reissue title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs and some violence
Runtime:
101 min
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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Movie I'd be happy to recommend to non-Christian friends., 24 November 2008
Author: matt-3173 from United States

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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