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

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Trivia

Kevin Sorbo was a runner-up for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). The part was taken by co-star Dean Cain. See more »

Goofs

When Radisson gets hit by the car, Reverend Jude touches his stomach and says that his ribs are crushed, his lungs are filling with blood, and he doesn't have long. Radisson doesn't once cough up fluid of any sort or even gurgle when he breathes or speaks. See more »

Quotes

Josh Wheaton: I just keep thinking of that C.S. Lewis line, "Only a real risk can test the reality of a belief."
Kara: So, you're gonna risk our future over your yearbook quote?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Lonely Lady (2014) See more »

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Give me a f**king break
14 November 2014 | by brchthethirdSee all my reviews

GOD'S NOT DEAD is basically a Christian masturbatory fantasy, and also fantasy in the sense that nothing portrayed in it is inherently realistic. All of the characters, save the Christian ones, are caricatures who only have bad things happen to them. Even the philosophical debate at the center relies solely on pointing out flaws in the opposing arguments rather than providing compelling evidence to the contrary. Josh merely points out flaws which end up refuting his own assertions. I could go on, but this film is practically critic-proof to nonbelievers. Either you're already a Christian and this movie will serve as validation for your beliefs, or you're not and you'll be turned off by the overly preachy tone and insistence on villainizing those who don't subscribe to a narrow Evangelical worldview. Overall, the film betrays a lack of understanding of life's complexities and offers a simplistic solution. As someone who isn't the intended audience for this film, it was a waste of my time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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