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God's Army (2000)

PG | | Drama | 10 March 2000 (USA)
Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a ... See full summary »

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Richard Dutcher

Writer:

Richard Dutcher

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew A. Brown ... Elder Allen
Richard Dutcher ... Elder Dalton
Jacque Gray ... Sister Fronk
Jeffrey Scott Kelly ... Elder Mangum
Desean Terry ... Elder Banks
Michael Buster Michael Buster ... Elder Kinegar
Luis Robledo ... Elder Sandoval
John Pentecost John Pentecost ... President Beecroft
Lynne Carr Lynne Carr ... Sister Beecroft
Kelli Coleman Kelli Coleman ... Sister Monson
Anthony Anselmi Anthony Anselmi ... Elder Harmer
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson ... Elder Downey
Seamus Hurley Seamus Hurley ... Elder Rex
Francine Riber Francine Riber ... Connie
Fawn Perez Fawn Perez ... Laura
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Storyline

Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving missionaries and, to top it off, his first companion, 29-year-old Marcus Dalton, proves to be a harsh mentor. After only one day as a missionary, Allen is ready to hang up his necktie and go home. His point-of-view changes, however, as he begins to see the struggles and sacrifices that the other missionaries endure: Dalton, he soon learns, is fighting a losing battle with cancer. Banks, an African-American missionary, was disowned by his family when he joined the Mormon church. Kinegar, a fifth-generation Latter-Day Saint, finds himself doubting under the intellectual attacks of anti-Mormons. Working and living with these young men, Allen becomes a part of the drama occurring under the everyday surface of missionary life. After only a few intense days, ... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Saving the world one soul at a time

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Zion Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,584, 12 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,637,726
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Company Credits

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Zion Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The Elder Allen character background is loosely based on Richard Dutcher's own life. See more »

Goofs

The black name tags lacked the "The" in "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." (However, this omission was most likely intentional, as the Church's logo is copyrighted.) See more »

Quotes

Allen: Should we take the bus?
Dalton: I don't want to take the bus.
Allen: You're not tired?
Dalton: I'm exhausted, but if I sit down I'll fall asleep. If I fall asleep I'll probably lapse into a coma. If I lapse into a coma, I'll probably die, so I don't want to take the bus.
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Crazy Credits

Gwen Dutcher is credited as "Sexy Mormon Lady." This is not an actual character in the film, but Richard Dutcher's wife. She gets another "crazy credit" in his film Brigham City. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Best of Me
Written by Greg Simpson and Julie de Azevedo
Performed by Greg Simpson
Courtesy of Highway Records
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Mormons Are People Too.
25 May 2000 | by bokonon42See all my reviews

A dull stroll through the banalities of Mormon prosthelatizing. Utterly un-funny. A testament to the widely held theory, that in order for bathroom humor to be funny, it must necessarily be vulgar; it also bolsters the claim that a close relationship with Jesus makes you not funny. More propaganda than film, don't worry about any touchy social issues coming up at the dinner table after this one. The saving grace of this movie is its accurate portrayal of young Mormon females as particularly attractive. Oh well, its your $7.50.


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