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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.

Director:

Harold Cronk

Writers:

Hunter Dennis (story), Chuck Konzelman (story) | 3 more credits »
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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 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 Professor Radisson requires all students to submit a signed statement staying "God is dead" and never existed. When Josh refuses because of his own beliefs, the professor challenges him to defend his position, which leads to a series of confrontational presentations between himself and the professor, with the class as jury. Written by BakedEel

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

At the end of the movie, before the credits, a list appears onscreen of 37 real-life court cases by Christian students suing colleges because they feel that administrators are not allowing them to practice their faith. None of the cases parallel the film, but many involve Christians expressing unpopular viewpoints about controversial issues. See more »

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When everybody stands up to say, "God's not dead," there is only one student that doesn't stand up. During filming the actor got stuck in the seat and wasn't able to leave the seat. See more »

Quotes

Josh Wheaton: I could drop the class, run away, pretend like it never happened, which is what my girlfriend wants. I could sign the paper saying something I don't believe. Or I commit academic suicide in front of a live audience by trying to prove that God exists.
Reverend Dave: How many people in that class?
Josh Wheaton: Eighty maybe.
Reverend Dave: And how may of them do you think would ever step foot in here, or any other church for matter?
Josh Wheaton: Well, none probably.
Reverend Dave: So, your acceptance of this challenge, if you decide to accept it, may be the only ...
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Christmas with a Capital C (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold You Up
Performed by Shane Harper
Written by Shane Harper and Morgan Taylor Reid
(c) 2013 Bump Into Genius Music/Shane Harper Music (ASCAP)/Songs of CHMI/Tenyor Music (BMI)
Shane Harper appears courtesy of Deep Well Records
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Dishonest
17 May 2016 | by allstarrunnerSee all my reviews

I find it ironic that this is a Christian movie, purportedly filled with Christian morals - honestly, you would think, being one of them - and yet this film manages to be completely dishonest in nearly everything that it does.

I am a Christian, and this movie offended me just as much as I am sure it offended atheists. It is completely dishonest to portray atheists as terrible, villain-esqe people who can do no good because they don't know Jesus.

The bottom line is this movie was made for a Christian audience which is only interested in patting each other on the back that they're "the good guys" in God's eyes. It's laughable, and downright depressing (as a Christian), that other Christians actually think this movie might be some form of evangelism for non-Christians.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,217,013, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$60,755,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,676,349
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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