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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael W. Smith ... Ethan Jenkins
Jeff Obafemi Carr Jeff Obafemi Carr ... Jake Sanders
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


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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Same faith. Same city. Different worlds.



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

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


Referenced in Four Kinds of Love (2014) See more »


Written by Brian Doerkson
Word Choral Series
Courtesy of World Music, a division of Word Music Group, LLC
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Why is everything a racial issue?
20 July 2006 | by tcpritchettSee all my reviews

I was reading a lot of comments on this movie and was surprised to read that most people agreed with this film. The problem with our churches has nothing to do with white vs. black or mega churches vs. small churches. The problem with our churches is the lack of Jesus.I know there are a lot of churches that view church as a business or social club, but those churches are not just white. The movie is right to exhort us to get out into the community and not just throw money, but to make it a racial issue I think is wrong. We need to have the heart of Jesus and whether you are a Jew or a Gentile Christ died on the cross for all our sake. I realize the point of the movie was to tear down racial bearers in the church but I think that it's both sides, most people don't want to get there hands dirty no matter what race or walk of life they are. I think the movie missed out on the real issue, and by the way there are churches out there where ex-prostitutes, ex-drug addicts, ex-homosexuals, white, black, Mexican, rich, poor, work together in the unity of Christ, being Jesus' hands and feet. I go to one and let me tell you, it is a beautiful thing when people from all walks of life have one thing in common and thats being saved from the wrath of God which we all deserve through Christ Jesus our Savior. Lets leave racial issues out of the church and just preach Jesus!

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Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Segunda Chance See more »


Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$200,554, 19 February 2006

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