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Preaching to the Choir (2005)

On the One (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 14 April 2006 (USA)
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A pair of estranged twins driven apart by the death of their parents find reconciliation and redemption after following radically different paths in life.

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Monica Lengyel Karlson (story), Kevin Heffernan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Bull Sharky
Tichina Arnold ... Desiree
Rosa Arredondo ... Rachel
Denise Burse ... Sister Marcie
Eugene Callendar Eugene Callendar ... Elderly Reverend (as Rev. Eugene Callendar)
Maya Days ... Shana
Jane Fergus ... TV Reporter
Peter Jay Fernandez ... Booker Lee (as Peter J. Fernandez)
Dennis Jay Funny ... Self (as Dennis Jay Funny)
Craig muMs Grant ... Sharif (as muMs da Schemer)
Janine Green ... Kia
Billoah Greene Billoah Greene ... Teshawn Tucker / Zulunatic
Kevin Heffernan ... Amish Man
Marva Hicks Marva Hicks ... Cora Lee
D. Jamaar ... Young Wesley (as Derek Jamaar Taylor)
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A pair of estranged twins driven apart by the death of their parents find reconciliation and redemption after following radically different paths in life.

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A righteous comedy with a divinely inspired beat.

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Rated PG-13 for language, sex and drug references | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Production filming ended only hours before the blackout of the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada of the summer of 2003. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Sibling rivalry,gospel, hip-hop, and redemption in this comedy drama set in Harlem USA
19 July 2005 | by gumbomediaSee all my reviews

Just saw this at the 9th annual American Black Film Festival in Miami, and really enjoyed this -- good acting all round, funny, family-friendly, and beautiful cinematography as well. Harlem's historic and contemporary cultural vibrancy is nicely worked into the scenes (in one scene, Zulu courts a young woman who works at the Studio Museum of Harlem, where they talk in front of Kara Walker's silhouette paintings).

It's an accessible mainstream-type comedy with a lead actor who might be the next Denzel Washington (he's certainly handsome enough, as is the actor who plays his brother).

There's a theme of redemption at work here. Two brothers, one a hip-hop star called Zulu and the other the Baptist preacher at a Harlem church, have had conflict in their relationship for years, but when Zulu's life is endangered as the result of a contract dispute with a record company owner, they have to work through their problems and help each other. The minister brother's church is losing membership and has become stagnant, but Zulu's presence attracts curious teens and Zulu revitalizes the gospel choir. Each brother finds a way to help the other. Lots of entertaining secondary characters, light violence, some sexually suggestive humor (akin to what you might see on many broadcast TV shows).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Preaching to the Choir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$221,000, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$405,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$405,191
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Cataland Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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