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I Am... Gabriel (2012)

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An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, ... See full summary »


Mike Norris


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Sheriff Brody
Gavin Casalegno ... Gabriel
Elise Baughman ... Ellen Murphy
Carey Scott ... Joe Murphy
John Schneider ... Doc
Jenn Gotzon ... Monroe
Mike Norris Mike Norris ... Chad Smith
Rebekah Kennedy ... Camrynn Ford
Joe Berryman ... Pastor Ford
Rebekah Turner ... Tonya Ford
Lynette Elliott Lynette Elliott ... Karen Smith
Stephanie Peterson ... Kelly Wall
Greta Norris Greta Norris ... Lucy Wall (as Greta 'CoCo' Norris)
Mary Wheat Mary Wheat ... Hannah
Sheran Goodspeed Keyton ... Jennifer


An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, broken, and dying, leaving a town full of despair. When a couple finds a boy walking along a dusty road, alone in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but a mat tucked under his arm, they pick him up in hopes of helping him. What they don't realize is that he has come to help them and the residents of Promise. No one knows who he is or where he came from. Some think he's an answer to prayer. Others think he's a runaway or a false prophet. And the only thing this boy will say about himself is that he's here to help. The town's sheriff, Brody, is determined to uncover the truth. But Brody has his own problems trying to hold a dying town together. Miracle after miracle takes place and the residents of Promise embrace the boy. But when the beloved town doctor dies, it is time for the truth to be revealed. ... Written by Mike Norris

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Honest and pure emotions
27 June 2018 | by besheratSee all my reviews

It was late in the afternoon, it rains and creates some gloomy atmosphere. I'm trying to find a movie on youtube,which I wanted to set up (Gabriel from 2007). Because of the similar title, the second one appears to me, I see a blue-eyed boy who says, "I'm Gabriel" and I'm starting to watch a movie. And for the first time it happened that I was completely caught. I saw a very bad movie, the scenario is so naive and predictable, but what's happening? During the entire film I cried because he succeeded in his little and ordinary intent that he had ,to cause feelings, and wake up something in me. I don't know. Whether it was because of the rain that was falling, because of some sensitivity brought to me by this day or is this simple message given by the film, was a trigger that found the right way to my heart. The film is completely pathetic, just like this note, but whether the quality of this film is that it managed to send this little message, that we always need someone when it is difficult time for us to comfort us and that he is always there ? With his child's naivety, with his defense of what we don't see, and which we either perceive or reject in the moments of despair, a good motive from the New Testament is inserted into the film, which is reduced to one, either believing or not believing.

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." 28 Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." "The Gospel of John (John 24-29).

And that's it.If you need a good motivation, honest and pure emotion-then this is a movie for you, if not, don't believe in my review today.

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Release Date:

28 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Justin, Texas, USA


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$375,000 (estimated)
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