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Wesley (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 2009 (USA)
The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. During ... See full summary »

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John Jackman

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Carolyn Haywood (screenplay), John Jackman | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Burgess Jenkins ... John Wesley
R. Keith Harris ... Charles Wesley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lloyd Arneach Lloyd Arneach ... Tomochichi
Jim Babel ... Footman
Tom Barker Tom Barker ... Herr Toltschig (as Thomas Barker)
Leanne Bernard Leanne Bernard ... Grace Murray
Randy Bernard Randy Bernard ... Furniss
Dave Blamy ... Father
Peter Bost Peter Bost ... Dick Baker
Mark Boynton Mark Boynton ... Oglethorpe
Kelli Coffman Kelli Coffman ... Drunk Woman
Ray Collins Ray Collins ... Angry Bishop
Eric Cover Eric Cover ... William Seward
Reid Dalton Reid Dalton ... Rector
Alex Dillard Alex Dillard ... Singing drunk
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The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. During the voyage, the ship encounters a violent storm; overwhelmed with the fear of death, Wesley begins to doubt the validity of his faith In Georgia, Wesley's plans are waylaid: he is not able to do much preaching among the native tribes, and falls in love with Sophy Hopkey, the beautiful niece of the local magistrate. When the star-crossed romance fails to produce a proposal from the angst-ridden young minister, Sophy marries another; bitterness explodes between the two until one day Wesley publicly refuses to serve Holy Communion to Sophy. He is arrested for defamation of character - and is to be tried by Sophy's uncle! There will be no fair trial here. Escaping from Savannah, he returns to England in failure and shame. Back in London, he meets a Moravian missionary, Peter Boehler, who counsels the ... Written by Anonymous

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A Heart Transformed ... Can Change the World

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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FIRST PLACE, Feature Film, 2010 Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival. This festival is not listed on the "temporarily closed" IMDB Events list. See more »

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Charles Wesley sings "And Can it Be" to the tune Sagina, written by Thomas Campbell (1800-1876). Charles Wesley died in 1788. See more »

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My non-Methodist heart was strangely warmed

I was fortunate to stumble across this well crafted drama of the early years of John Wesley's ministry on the Firstlight TV channel in New Zealand. It was quite difficult to find on the IMDb website. For an overtly "Christian" film, it was a surprisingly good film; one I'd rate closer to 8 than 7 out of 10. As a non-Methodist, I had no idea of Wesley's early ministry in the young American colony of Georgia, nor of the torments of youthful love that he experienced there. His family relationships, especially with Charles and Samuel, are shown in some depth, as well as the profound influence of the Moravians in bringing him to a deeper faith and understanding of the essential Christian message. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of his successor George Whitfield's work in America, especially the "revival" forever associated with him, and also more exploration of the later decades of John Wesley's life. All in all, a film of inspiration for today.


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