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Persecuted (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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Dave Wilson
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John Luther
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Sen. Donald Harrison
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Mr. Gray (as Raoul Trujillo)
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Dr. Charles Luther
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Agent Rivera
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Alex O'Connor
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William
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Nolan
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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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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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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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17 July 2014 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

I attended a free showing tonight at a friend's church. I already had low expectations for this film, but even those were too high, apparently. This film is more than Right Wing Propaganda. This is a film so forced, it leaves any rational person scratching their heads. The whole film reads like an aborted subplot from the Left Behind series (and I admit I have read all 12 of the core series, even though I thought those seemed forced at times). None of the characters in this are at all relatable except to Christians who believe they are being persecuted by "The Liberal Media" in the United States.

Just perusing the cast list, however, it should be obvious to anyone this is steeped in Hard Right bias (Fred Dalton Thompson and Gretchen Carlson are listed among the cast).

If you want a film about people fleeing from persecution, watch Rambo. If you want a Right Wing film, I'd suggest Atlas Shrugged. But if you want a movie that is horribly plotted, horribly acted, and makes zero sense, this is the movie for you.


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