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Gospel Hill (2008)

Unrated | | Drama | 21 August 2009 (USA)
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A former Sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and a former civil rights worker, withdrawn since the martyrdom of his brother thirty years before, confront a threat to their town.

Director:

Giancarlo Esposito

Writers:

Jeff Stacy (screenplay), Jeffrey Pratt Gordon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloe Bailey ... Anna
Adam Baldwin ... Carl Herrod
Angela Bassett ... Sarah Malcolm
Casey Belville Casey Belville ... Teasing White Boy
C.K. Bibby C.K. Bibby ... Dr. Bob Owens (as Chuck Bibby)
Darlene Black Darlene Black ... Nurse
Phillip Bloch ... George
Tom Bower ... Jack Herrod
Shirley Jones Bird Shirley Jones Bird ... Grandmother
Jason Downs ... Tommy Duncan
Chris Ellis ... L Donn Murray
Giancarlo Esposito ... Dr. Palmer
Lee Freeman Lee Freeman ... Miriam (President)
Jesse Gore Jesse Gore ... Calvin
Danny Glover ... John Malcolm
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Storyline

Gospel Hill is about haunted men, the former Sheriff of the southern town dealing with past sins, and the former civil rights worker withdrawn since the martyrdom of his father thirty years before. Their final confrontation comes when a corporation descends on the town, echoing a struggle thirty years old. Written by Jeff Stacy

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Palia misi See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Simon Baker was hired for the role of Carl Herrod, but had to bow out at the last minute, due to scheduling conflicts. His name was even advertised on pre-production billboards at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. The part went to Adam Baldwin, eventually. See more »

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Samuel L. Jackson's character is called Paul Malcolm throughout the movie but the end credits list him as Peter Malcolm. See more »

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Loved this movie
22 March 2009 | by nylaphxSee all my reviews

Long been a fan of Giancarlo Esposito and it was great to meet and talk with him at the Sedona Film Festival where this film was shown. It is a sweet story full of redemption for many characters, not a shoot em up, car chase movie so maybe it is not enough for many viewers.

It is a very good film and I would highly recommend it to all. The acting is excellent and the direction sharp. It's a great reminder of how some of the more difficult times in this country have contributed to the world we live in today. Of how as humans we control our ability to forgive and forget or not.

My only real criticism is about Julie Stiles character Rosie, I kept waiting for her the truth of her interest in the story to be revealed it just didn't quite work for me.

But all in all I would say it was a great first directorial effort and I look forward to his next project.


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