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The Second Chance (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama | 17 February 2006 (USA)
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Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ... See full summary »

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Steve Taylor

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Henry O. Arnold (as Chip Arnold), Henry O. Arnold | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael W. Smith ... Ethan Jenkins
Jeff Obafemi Carr Jeff Obafemi Carr ... Jake Sanders
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... Jeremiah Jenkins
Lisa Arrindell ... Amanda Sanders (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
David Alford ... Parker Richards
Henry Haggard ... Sonny
Kenda Benward ... Valerie
Jonathan Thomas Jonathan Thomas ... Tony
Calvin Hobson Calvin Hobson ... Julius
Bobby Daniels Bobby Daniels ... Mayor
Shirley Cody Shirley Cody ... Miss Burdoe
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Claudia Jenkins (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Vilia Steele Vilia Steele ... Trina
Kobie Jarmon Kobie Jarmon ... Charday Sanders
Erin Hemphill Erin Hemphill ... Payton Sanders
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Storyline

Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. White and well-to-do Ethan is comfortable in his music ministry at the media-savvy suburban mega-church, The Rock; Jake is a street smart African-American who ministers to the gang members, teen mothers, and drug addicts of the urban Second Chance. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough neighborhood and forced to work side by side, Ethan discovers there is no boundary between the streets and the sanctuary. But can the faith these two men share overcome the prejudices that divide them to give themselves and a struggling urban church a second chance? Written by Tracey Zemitis

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Taglines:

Same faith. Same city. Different worlds.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | sonypictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Segunda Chance See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$200,554, 19 February 2006

Gross USA:

$463,542

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$463,542
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Trivia

Michael W. Smith's film debut. See more »

Connections

References The Music Man (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

REFUGE (WHEN IT'S COLD OUTSIDE)
Written by John Legend (as John Stephens), DeVon Harris and Paul Cho
Performed by John Legend
Courtesy of Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia by arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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A movie about the church that is actually relevant...
20 February 2006 | by toddjobSee all my reviews

Here's the sad thing about this movie...I fear that not a lot of people will see it. That would be a real shame.

Let's face it: Christian 'entertainment' is normally completely void of any artistic skill, woodenly-acted, hokey, and moronic. It's made for those who want to build large brick walls around their church and stay safe from the evil world outside.

On the other hand, this is an intelligently crafted, authentic look at the divisions that lie within Christianity in America. If you have attended church for any length of time in your life, the attitudes that you see displayed on screen will undoubtedly hit home, because you've either seen them in others or yourself (the use of "Christian-ese" to silence dissent is all too real). If you aren't a church-attender, you'll recognize some of the things that probably help to keep you away.

This is a movie with heart that never gets cheesy. It's not terribly complicated, but that's part of the point...either your actions match your words or they don't. Very simple.

If you're looking for 30 plot twists in a movie, pull out one of the 80 "Left Behind" DVDs and have a ball with the fairy tales. But if you want to experience good art, something real and challenging, see this movie.


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