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God's Not Dead (2014)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 2014 (USA)
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College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

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Harold Cronk

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Hunter Dennis (story), Chuck Konzelman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Professor Radisson
Shane Harper ... Josh Wheaton
David A.R. White ... Reverend Dave
Dean Cain ... Marc Shelley
Willie Robertson ... Willie Robertson
Korie Robertson ... Korie Robertson
Hadeel Sittu ... Ayisha
Paul Kwo ... Martin Yip
Trisha LaFache ... Amy
Cory Oliver ... Mina
Benjamin A. Onyango ... Reverend Jude (as Benjamin Oyango)
Marco Khan ... Misrab
Cassidy Gifford ... Kara
Jesse Wang ... Martin's Father
Lenore Banks ... Mina's Mother
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Storyline

Freshman university student Josh Wheaton attends a philosophy class, where the uncompromising Professor Radisson requires all students to submit a signed statement that the "God is dead" and never existed. When Josh refuses due to his own Christian beliefs, the Professor challenges him to defend his position that his god, Yahweh, is real, leading to a series of confrontational presentations between himself and the professor, with the class as jury. Josh's plans to go to law school depend on not failing this class. Josh's girlfriend urges him not to throw away his future with this pointless act of defiance. At the same time, Pastor Dave and African missionary Jude attempt to leave town on a trip, but are hindered by comical accidents. Student Ayisha is at odds with her father's conservative religious principles. Businessman Mark acts cynically towards his mentally ill mother, while his journalist girlfriend receives bad news from a doctor. Written by BakedEel

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"What do you believe?" See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, brief violence and an accident scene | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deus Não Está Morto See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,244,641, 23 March 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,755,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,838,966
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title comes from a book of the same name by Dr. Rice Broocks, which focuses on the subject of apologetics (Greek "apologia" for an intellectual defense). Broocks is credited with having provided apologetics research on the film as well. The song performed by the Newsboys was actually written by Daniel Bashta and originally titled "Like A Lion". See more »

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The professor is running toward the arena where the Christian rally is taking place and is hit by a car in the driving rain, but in the next shot of the arena, it is perfectly dry. See more »

Quotes

Josh Wheaton: Only a real risk can test the reality of a belief.
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At the end of the film, the concert attendees are asked to text the phrase "God's Not Dead" to every contact on their phone. The credits then read, "Join the movement Text everyone you know", inviting the movie audience to do the same. See more »

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The King Is Coming
Performed by Newsboys
Written by Jared Anderson and Seth Mosley
(c) 2011 Integrity Worship Music/Don Quixote Publishing/ASCAP/(adm at EMICMGPublishing.com)/2 Hour Songs/Centric Songs (SESAC)/Admin at Centricity Music Publishing
Newsboys appear courtesy of Inpop Records
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or "Chain E-mail - Live!"
26 March 2014 | by rwallace71See all my reviews

And that student was.....Albert Einstein!

We've all read those contrived chain e-mails where a professor and student get into a philosophical debate, usually over religion or partisan politics, where the student "cleverly" upends the professor using some highly-questionable logic, right? Well, this is one of those e-mails stretched out almost two hours, with a couple of meaningless subplots thrown in and some free publicity for a popular musical group. Yes, someone took one of those apologetics arguments and made a movie out of it. The premise is built on a falsehood, but a certain sect of this country will eat it up.

Do not go to this movie expecting to be enlightened about belief or a lack thereof. This is just one 113-minute-long logical fallacy.


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