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Persecuted (I) (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery  |  18 July 2014 (USA)
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An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.

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Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community. Written by Daniel Lusko

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$851,391 (USA) (18 July 2014)

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$1,557,494 (USA) (8 August 2014)
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John Luther: If you take away a man's freedom to speak his mind in a country founded on that very principle, then we have no country at all.
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Referenced in Marcus & Joni: Episode dated 10 July 2014 (2014) See more »

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Another Golden Raspberry Award nominee
27 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one's gonna compete with "God's Not Dead" and "America: Imagine the World Without Her" for a Razzie in the God 'n Country Division.

I'm amused how the lead character is described as "The last obstacle to sweeping religious reform in America...". In other words, a theocracy in which everybody's a Christian. How could there be anything else in This Great Christian Nation?

All you really need to know about this film is (1) Glenn Beck was a silent financial backer, according to Christy Lemire of rogerebert.com; and (2) respected character actors like Bruce Davison and James Remar must have been hungry and broke with winter coming on to take these roles.

This storyline, in capable hands, could have made for a really good movie. This ain't it, not by a long shot, though the "Duck Dynasty" crowd will love it.

At least I'll give it this: "Persecuted" had more laughs than "Sex Tape": One.


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