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Credited cast:
Pastor Luke
Victoria Abbott ...
Jeremy Brennan ...
Michael Maxwell ...
Declan (as Mike Maxwell)
Martin Howells ...
Reverend Bob
Ron Rodger ...
Simon Barnett ...
Reverend Shoebuck
Jason Gunn ...
T.V. Chef
Al Kincaid ...
Cyborg Al
Andy Poulsen ...
Nightclub D.J.
Don Bate ...
Lone church attendee
Nick White ...
Mitchell Potts ...
Tom (as Mitch Potts)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Anderson ...


A struggling preacher is tricked into starting a church in a nightclub by its unscrupulous owner, who sees it as a way to repay his gambling debts to an underworld boss. Things go from bad to worse when the underworld boss sends his number one hit-man to clean up the situation. Written by IW

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15 September 2011 (New Zealand)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Loosely based on true experiences of the film maker and lead actor Angus Benfield's time as a youth Pastor. See more »


There is power in the blood
Susan de Jong and the Holy Roller Choir
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great job!
20 September 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

At last, a really decent movie. This is the best movie I have seen for ages. It is a very entertaining, thoughtful, funny, well acted movie with a great story, backed by a superb soundtrack, created by a few dedicated people on a low budget but with with a love and passion for their project. That this movie was created in the heart of Christchurch before the devastating earthquakes, leaves it as a record of part of central city life before everything changed. The movie takes you on a journey where at times you don't know where you are going, and in the end you won't be disappointed. It is the sort of movie that you will want to see again, and to get a copy of the soundtrack. Well done to the crew and cast of "The Holy Roller".

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