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The Gospel (2005)

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This is a story about a successful young R&B singer that has an unlikely homecoming when his father, the bishop, becomes ill.

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Rob Hardy

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Rob Hardy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Kodjoe ... David Taylor
Idris Elba ... Reverend Charles Frank
Nona Gaye ... Charlene Taylor Frank
Clifton Powell ... Bishop Fred Taylor
Aloma Wright ... Ernestine
Donnie McClurkin ... Minister Hunter
Omar Gooding ... Wesley
Tamyra Gray ... Rain Walker
Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Maya Walker
Michael J. Pagan ... Young David
Sean Nelson ... Young Frank
Hezekiah Walker Hezekiah Walker ... Brother Gordon
Dwayne Boyd ... Oscar
Tony Vaughn ... Bishop Stackhouse
Justin Hires ... Youngster
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Storyline

A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood friend creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction. Written by Anonymous

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See It! Live It! Spread It!

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospel See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,523,571, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,778,152, 20 November 2005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Charlene Frank: You're amazing. You quote scripture better than anybody I know. You know the Bible backwards and forwards. But you have no clue... no clue. You need Jesus, Frank. You need Jesus.
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Connections

Spin-off The Gospel Live Concert (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Awesome God (He Reigns)
Written by Rich Mullins and Kirk Franklin
Performed by Charles Butler with Keith Wilson Choir
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what the heck is this?!?!
14 October 2005 | by jpwarren78See all my reviews

I wish I could give this a -500 out of 10. I was completely baffled by how horrible this movie was. Okay, so the story line was totally predictable and lackluster to say the least. However, I do think if it had been done well, it could have pulled itself off as a decent movie. Instead, half the time I was thinking, "what?!?!" I didn't care about any of the characters, the plot was completely apathetic, and the editing was unbelievably choppy. The only part of this movie worth recommending would be the music, but you can just buy the soundtrack for that. I strongly do NOT recommend wasting your money or time on this movie!!!!


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