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Persecuted (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 18 July 2014 (USA)
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An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.


Daniel Lusko


Daniel Lusko





Credited cast:
James Remar ... John Luther
Dean Stockwell ... Dave Wilson
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Mr. Gray (as Raoul Trujillo)
Bruce Davison ... Sen. Donald Harrison
Fred Thompson ... Dr. Charles Luther (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Tabatha Shaun ... Alex O'Connor
John Christian Love ... Nolan (as Brandon K. Hampton)
Matthew Page ... William
Gretchen Carlson ... TV Anchor
Debrianna Mansini ... Agent Rivera
Mark Sivertsen ... Mr. Broad
David House David House ... Agent Clark
Chris Muto ... Byrnes - Federal Agent
Lauren Poole ... Hotel Clerk
Forrest Fyre ... Church Board Member


Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community. Written by Daniel Lusko

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


I will not be silent. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Final acting appearance for Dean Stockwell. See more »


John Luther: If you take away a man's freedom to speak his mind in a country founded on that very principle, then we have no country at all.
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Referenced in Marcus & Joni: Episode dated 10 July 2014 (2014) See more »

User Reviews

Great actors,sadly wasted
24 January 2015 | by realtybytes-1See all my reviews

I disagree with the reviewers who called this movie "pure Christian propaganda." There was nothing remotely Christian-like in this piece of narcissistic fantasy. Generally I love Christian movies, even when the production quality is slightly below par. But this one was just awful.

Badly written (or edited), the script was extremely disjointed, and defied all logic as it jumped from scene to scene with no way to interpret what was happening. And the worst: if viewed by non-Christians, the message is one of extreme intolerance. Totally incongruous with the Christian values shared by millions.

This movie deserved a zero rating, but the lowest rating available was one.

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Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En busca y captura See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$851,391, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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