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The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016)

A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

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Cast

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Waylon Stone
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Pastor Allan Richardson
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Patrick Gagnon ...
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John Mark
Tara Rios ...
Charlotte
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Charles
Mary Thornton ...
Pat Liosi
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Jack Roth
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Mike Meara
Daniel Jeffrey Donaldson ...
Young Gavin Stone
Sam Jenkins ...
Teen Gavin Stone
Elle Jenkins ...
Rachel
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A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

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If church can change him it will be a miracle.


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Rated PG for thematic elements including a crucifixion image. | See all certifications »
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20 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Auferstehung des Gavin Stone  »

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Box Office

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,206,771, 20 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,277,776, 3 February 2017
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Trivia

There was an actual motorcycle club on the scene, the "Take Up Your Cross" motorcycle ministry. The club president's bike was used throughout the movie and some of the club's members posed for the movie's poster. See more »

Connections

References E! True Hollywood Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Open Up the Heavens
Written by Meredith Frances Andrews, Jason Ingram, Stuard Garrard, Andi Rozier
Performed by Vertical Church Band
Courtesy of Essential Records
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Refreshing, Complex and Charming Yet Spiritual in the Best Way Possible
20 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Wow. Despite its predictable nature, this movie is remarkably well done.

Too many faith based films lay it on too thick or can be ham-fisted and not believable. That's not the case with this movie. All the characters have depth and remarkable charm, especially the leads. In a perfect world, Brett Dalton would receive award nomination consideration for his performance. Sounds completely odd saying that about any January release but he really was that good.

The set up in the first act plays out light and predictable but after a connection is made, the rest of the film is refreshing, complex and charming yet spiritual in the best way possible. The Gavin Stone character has a true arc and true development worthy of any big budget quality Hollywood production. They capture why faith is important in those "fly over" states mentioned in the movie.

True Christian ethics are on display and this is truly a worthy effort and the best feel good film that I've seen in years.


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