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The Gospel (2005)

PG | | Drama, Music | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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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

Writer:

Rob Hardy
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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 ... Brother Gordon
Dwayne Boyd ... Oscar
Tony Vaughn ... Bishop Stackhouse
Justin Hires ... Youngster
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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!

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

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 »

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Victory
Written by Gregory Curtis
Performed by Yolanda Adams
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This was what the Fighting Temptations should have been.
24 October 2005 | by brenringSee all my reviews

The Gospel was a nice movie. It was what the Fighting Temptations should have been. Unlike the Fighting Temptations, this movie dealt with real situations and showed people going through real struggles. It showed people who were flawed and who were struggling with their faith but who persevered and grew. It was not a groundbreaking movie but there were surprises. Some of the characters went in different directions than I expected. The ending could have been made a little clearer. The director choose to end with flashes of scenes that you had to look at quickly before they went away. But it was a nice movie. The music was nice too, although I would have liked to have seen more variety in the songs they picked. Most of the songs came from only one composer.


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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:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,523,571, 9 October 2005

Gross USA:

$15,778,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,778,152
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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