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First Sunday (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 11 January 2008 (USA)
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Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--... See full summary »

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David E. Talbert

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Durell
Katt Williams ... Rickey
Tracy Morgan ... LeeJohn
Loretta Devine ... Sister Doris
Michael Beach ... Deacon
Keith David ... Judge B. Bennet Galloway
Regina Hall ... Omunique
Malinda Williams ... Tianna
Chi McBride ... Pastor Arthur Mitchell
Clifton Powell ... Officer Eddie King
Nicholas Turturro ... Officer D'Agostino
Olivia Cole ... Momma T
Red Grant ... Harold
C.J. Sanders ... Durell Jr.
Rickey Smiley ... Bernice Jenkins
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Storyline

Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--unless they can get her $17,000 to pay off a debt-- and so Durell and LeeJohn ultimately comes up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. But when the duo fumbles their way through the break-in, they discover someone has beaten them to the punch. In order to get their hands on the money, Durell and LeeJohn are forced to spend the night in the presence of the Lord and his followers--and end up getting a lot more than they bargained for. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

Keep the faith. Steal the rest.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual humor, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apateones tis plakas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,714,821, 13 January 2008

Gross USA:

$37,931,869
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loretta Devine and Tracy Morgan would go on to work together in Death At A Funeral (2010). See more »

Goofs

In the first church scene, when the choir finishes singing the spiritual, there is a wide shot of the church congregation. Most of the congregation located within the middle pews can be clearly seen giving a standing ovation. There is a cutaway to Durell and LeeJohn in which most of the congregation located within the middle pews are sitting or beginning to sit. After the cutaway the scene returns to same wide shot of the congregation. Most of the congregation located within the middle pews are still standing and only now are beginning to sit. See more »

Quotes

LeeJohn: I'm gettin' my money on!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ellen Page/Wilco (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit the Block
Written by Sean 'Diddy' Combs, The Notorious B.I.G., Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson),
Layzie Bone (as Steven Howse), Bizzy Bone (as Bryon McCane), Steven Jordan, Joey Brooks, Chad Butler (as Chad L. Butler), Bun B (as Bernard James Freeman), T.I. (as Clifford Harris), Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean)
Performed by UGK (as UGK (Underground Kings)) featuring T.I.
Courtesy of Jive Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
T.I. apepars courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A good comedy
4 May 2008 | by apetiteforSee all my reviews

The movie can really touch with its emotional aspect, which consist of the old motive that money can't always buy anything. There are some good in the hood laughs, but not worth to remember. I personally think that Ice Cube can do better, and he can achieve something more great the "Friday" series.His acting is getting better and better, but he should try to change the plot of his movies or maybe a drastic change in his character.At all, this movie production is not something amazing,but this is not its main mission. It's just a good comedy, that can waste your time, without wasting its limit. By the way its worth nothing the fact that there are some really funny characters that are really moving the thing in this production. Like the chore director for example, or the priest.Actually this is the main element that makes me rate the movie at a more high score. It seems that almost everything was half-baked- the plot is good, but could have been better, and the actors a re funny,but could be funnier.


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