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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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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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,931,869, 24 February 2008
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Color

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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

When Lee John gets rubbed down with baby oil, he says that he is a Leo, implying he knows when his birthday is. When everyone's eating chicken in the church, he later says he's never had a birthday party because he doesn't know when his birthday is. See more »

Quotes

Sister Doris: Do you like birthday parties, Leonard... I mean, LeeJohn?
LeeJohn: I don't know. I never had one.
Sister Doris: You never had a birthday party?
LeeJohn: When they took me to my foster home, they lost my birth certificate. So, nobody never knew when my birthday was.
Sister Doris: Aww... I know when it is.
LeeJohn: You do? When?
Sister Doris: Today!
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Connections

Referenced in Prom Night (2008) See more »

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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 U.G.K. (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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If I go back to jail they gonna make me a woman!
29 December 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

The Eagles were thumping the Cowboys and the Jaguars wanted us to watch them lose again instead of letting us see Miami beat the Jets, so I checked out this film knowing that I probably wouldn't like it.

Now, I was totally satisfied watching Malinda Williams (Idlewild, "Soul Food") trying to keep from spilling out of that form fitting outfit she had on for the entire 96 minutes, so it wasn't a total waste.

Other than that, it relied too heavily on stereotypical humor and "Jesus is the answer to all your problems" thinking. Even Jesus doesn't have enough jobs to keep everyone happy, even if they managed to get more than a little education.

But, there is always Malinda to save the day.


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