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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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Release Date:
14 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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 »
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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
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
Melanie Orr .... script supervisor
Julia Rock .... production assistant
Sean Thompson .... assistant: Ving Rhames
Terri Ann Ward .... assistant production coordinator (as Terri Ann Myers)

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Also Known As:
"Someone Has to Die" - USA (reissue title)
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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs and some violence
101 min
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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Worth the Time, 23 December 2008
Author: jason-p-2 from Canada

I always find it interesting to "rate" a Christian movie. Actually, i find it interesting to see how other people rate a Christian film. Somehow, the average comes in to somewhere between 4 and 6. I think it's because Christians will rate ALL Christian movies higher because it's Christian, and non-Christians will rate it low for the same reason. I don't think either of these is fair.

SAVING GOD is a fine movie. Period. There's no - it's good for a Christian film. It is just a good movie. The acting is strong, the characters are believable, the story is engaging and though provoking, and the look and feel of the movie are authentic, and certainly do NOT look like most Christian films(read: cheesy and low budget looking).

Ving Rhames poured himself into the role of Armstrong Cane, and it shows in every scene. He is instantly believable, and instantly likable in a "I can't believe he said that kind of way." All of the cast turned in stellar performances, but I was personally particularly impressed with Dwain Murphy. The sky is truly the limit for this talented young man.

It would be unfair if I didn't comment on the Christian aspect of the Christian film. As a Christian, I was encouraged by this movie. It shows another step in the maturity of Christian film. Poignant without being preachy is probably the best description I can come up with. This is truly a film that a Christian can show to a non-believing friend, and not feel embarrassed by it. That being said,there is certainly a message of redemption, and salvation in the film, but it is presented in a more natural, real and believable way.

I really can't see how anyone can knock this movie for anything other than the fact that they disagree with the Christian message. Because there is really nothing wrong with it. I recommend this movie highly to anyone who likes a good dramatic story, Christian or not.

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