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God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

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When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble.

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Harold Cronk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Tom Endler
Robin Givens ... Principal Kinney
Melissa Joan Hart ... Grace Wesley
Brad Heller ... School Attorney
Ernie Hudson ... Judge Robert Stennis
Hayley Orrantia ... Brooke Thawley
Pat Boone ... Walter Wesley
Paul Kwo ... Martin Yip
Trisha LaFache ... Amy Ryan
Jon Lindstrom ... Superintendent Jim Powell
Maria Canals-Barrera ... Catherine Thawley
Benjamin A. Onyango ... Reverend Jude (as Benjamin Onyango)
Sadie Robertson ... Marlene
Carey Scott ... Richard Thawley
Fred Thompson ... Senior Pastor
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Storyline

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Scenes were filmed at Benton High School in Benton, AR. Major-league ball player Cliff Lee attended this school. See more »

Goofs

Being part of a court case would have absolutely no value by way of getting accepted to any college. It has nothing to do with the criteria for admission. See more »

Quotes

Brooke Thawley: God's not dead!
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Crazy Credits

There's a post-credits scene where Reverend Dave gets arrested. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Unplanned (2019) See more »

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Sound of the Saints
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The Religious Right strikes back
4 April 2016 | by mcnlshnSee all my reviews

It must greatly frustrate the religious right when they are routinely (and unfairly) portrayed in major films as fanatical, sanctimonious, comical, backwoods hicks. Well, "God's Not Dead 2" is clearly their revenge. In this movie, ACLU lawyers are all sneering, oily, evil Simon Legrees. School board characters are all smug, administrative wonks who readily conspire to persecute the sweet, perky teacher. The faces of anti-religion protesters are contorted into manic, rabid, drooling hatred. And mainstream media are all resolutely against God.

There are only black hats and white hats in this film. (Or should I say halos and horns.) No quarter is given to the many nuances or complexities of this issue. Which is a shame. It's a serious subject and deserves better. But the producer and director had no interest in any of that.

Clearly, this film is unapologetically one-sided. Conservative Christians feel embattled and marginalized in an increasingly secular world in which they are repeatedly losing watershed court cases. They haven't had much to cheer about recently and this film hits back at that "unfair", "Godless" world. Consequently, Evangelicals will absolutely love this film. All others will likely never see it unless they're dragged to the theatre and handcuffed to their seat.

As a Christian, I quite enjoyed the discussion of historical Jesus from the researchers/authors who played themselves in the film. What's more, GND2 is cinematically well crafted. But it take's more than just dreamily uttering the name of "Jesus" to make a good film. GND2 quickly deteriorates into a two hour sermon from the pulpit.

Oh, and BTW, it should come as no surprise that Pat Boone still can't act... and neither can Robin Givens.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God's Not Dead II See more »

Filming Locations:

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,623,662, 3 April 2016

Gross USA:

$20,774,575

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,487,848
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pure Flix Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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