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Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)

TV-PG | | Biography, Drama | 7 July 2012 (USA)
In 1970's Alabama, a young preacher struggles with his faith, and attacks from his church, after being hired to prove whether or not Hell exists.

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Edward Fudge
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Sara Faye
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Joe Mark
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Bennie Lee Fudge
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Young Edward Fudge
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Mrs. Fudge
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Mrs. Herne
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Young Joe Mark
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Davy Hollis
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Don Haloway
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Hershel Haigh
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Carl Ketcherside
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Simon Clarage
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Dean Howard
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Arnold
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In the mid-1970's, Edward Fudge, a young preacher in Athens Alabama, is approached by an eccentric Australian man who offers to hire him to prove whether or not an eternally burning Hell exists. Raised by a father who was a well loved,fundamentalist church leader, Fudge personally believes in a conservative theology which promotes the notion that people who are not saved will suffer torment in hell for eternity. But Fudge, a respected theologian and researcher, agrees to set his preconceptions aside and dedicate a year of his life to do a systematic investigation of the subject, for the small fee of $3000.00. As Fudge immerses himself in research, other aspects of his life begin to crumble. He comes under attack from leaders of his denomination for suggesting that members of other denominations may be saved. He is fired from the church he loves for inviting a black man to pray from the podium. He is fired from the publishing company he's worked for since childhood, because he refuses ... Written by Brian Phillip Stoddard

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If you're ready for the truth....
1 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

A friend had told me about this guy named Edward Fudge who had written a book about annihilationism. I had already had a problem with the concept of sinners burning in hell forever and ever even though that's what I had been taught my whole life. It just didn't seem like the heart of God that would cause or allow that nor did it make sense. It just seemed like overkill. This movie is a good introduction to the understanding of hell being a place where unbelievers go to be destroyed. His arguments are not only compelling but I believe very accurate as to the meaning of the scripture on this matter. Die-hard traditionalists blow off this teaching and call it heresy, but I doubt any of them have done the research and study that Mr. Fudge has done to get to the bottom of it all. Mackenzie Astin's performance as Edward Fudge is great and Keri Lynn Pratt (Sara Faye) is an angel.


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