19 user 2 critic

Aimee Semple McPherson (2006)

PG | | Biography, Drama | January 2006 (USA)
2:00 | Trailer
A feature film about the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the famed evangelist of the 1920s.


Richard Rossi


Richard Rossi
1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Mimi Michaels ... Aimee Semple McPherson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Anderson Laura Anderson ... Leita Mae
Carl Ballantine ... Realtor in China
Teres Byrne ... Minnie Kennedy
Kiera Chaplin ... Myrtle Ste. Pierre
Barbara Kerr Condon ... Sister Maria
Angela de Malignon Angela de Malignon ... Speakeasy dancer
Etienne Eckert ... Emma Shaffer
Michael Gier ... Captain Klein
Joe Gonzalez Joe Gonzalez ... Ralph Jordan
Charles Gorgano ... Asa Keyes
JoAnn Green JoAnn Green ... Waitress
Melissa Greenfield ... Louise Weick
Rance Howard ... James Kennedy
Charles Hoyes ... Harold McPherson


Aimee McPherson drew thousands to her Hollywood Temple, healing the sick, speaking in tongues, and raising the dead. She even stopped the rain in Kansas. Until, the miracles stopped in 1926 when she mysteriously disappeared. The film poignantly addresses her search for love. She could heal the multitudes, but she could not heal her own broken heart. Written by Jack Bernstein

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes the greatest battle is between flesh and spirit.


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story See more »


Box Office


$5,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Richard Rossi Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The scene where Emma (Etienne Eckert) hysterically tells Aimee's mother that she's missing was shot in one take by Richard Rossi with a hand-held camera because Eckert had just suffered an accident, injuring her ankle. Rossi cleaned her wounds and blood with hydrogen peroxide and suggested she put her hysteria into the scene. The bandage can be seen on her ankle. See more »


When the D.A. gives his opening statement in Sister Aimee's trial, there is a large map on the wall behind him that clearly says, "Kern County, California." Her trial took place in Los Angeles County. Richard Rossi was given free use of a courthouse in Bakersfield (Kern County) by a judge who was kindly disposed toward the project and allowed free shooting on a Saturday. See more »


James Kennedy: I know you're going through a tough time, darling, but remember Christ, when He was walking down the Via Del LaRosa.
See more »


Version of The Disappearance of Aimee (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

miracle movie
7 June 2005 | by bh2o-1See all my reviews

I just saw at industry screening in Hollywood, and Rossi's question and answer time was as interesting and compelling as this powerful film. This film about faith was made on faith, often Rossi showed up on set trusting someone would show up with film, food or whatever he needed. In each case, people would arrive saying, "God told me to bring you food, props, film, cameras." It is the most astonishing tale of a low budget project miraculously coming together since "El Mariachi."

There's more info on this at the film's official website, www.aimeesemplemcphersonmovie.com

Rossi's honesty about his life and personal struggles was equally moving. He made this movie because he had to, and that kind of love and vulnerability is why this film is so deeply effective in creating sympathy for the lead character.

8 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed