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The Case for Christ (2017)

PG | | Biography, Drama | 7 April 2017 (USA)
2:10 | Trailer
An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.


Jon Gunn


Brian Bird (screenplay by), Lee Strobel (based on the book by)
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Erika Christensen ... Leslie Strobel
Faye Dunaway ... Dr. Roberta Waters
Frankie Faison ... Joe Dubois
Robert Forster ... Walt Strobel
Brett Rice ... Ray Nelson
L. Scott Caldwell ... Alfie Davis
Mike Vogel ... Lee Strobel
Meredith Andrews Meredith Andrews ... Worship Leader
Rus Blackwell ... Dr. William Craig
Tracey Bonner ... ICU Nurse
Matthew Brenher ... Dr. Phillip Singer (as Matthew Brehner)
Mark Campbell ... Judge (as Mark Alan Campbell)
Jordan Cox ... Bill Hybels
David de Vos ... Tribune Colleague
Renell Gibbs ... James Hick


An award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Based on the Worldwide Best-Selling Book See more »


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including medical descriptions of crucifixion, and incidental smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Lee Strobel was an award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune. See more »


In the film, the character of Lee Strobel clearly writes the book, on which this movie is based, during and right after his conversion. In real life, the book came out about seventeen years later. See more »


Lee Strobel: You're cheating on me... with Jesus!
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Case for Christ (2017) See more »


Great and Mighty
Written by Justin Land, Timothy Ryan Gibson, Matt Melton
Performed by Justin Land of Stonecreek Worship
Courtesy of DREAM Records
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User Reviews

Monotonous atheists with their knickers in a knot again...
4 August 2017 | by blogger-23339See all my reviews

The problem for most atheists with this film is not the film quality itself, but that they are judging it 99% through their rigid ideological mindset and belief system.

They believe that they shoot down theist viewpoints or beliefs with their every overuse of terms "fallacy" etc. They struggle to comprehend that someone can come to belief in God & spirituality without delusion. So they seek to condemn the film on this basis.

What they do not realize is they are using the same dogmatic, fundamentalist religious and predictable approach to criticizing this film, as they accuse the filmmakers for using in making it.

It galls them no end that someone could make a film about an Atheist becoming a Christian. Face it guys, it is not the delusion of humanity that the majority of human beings believe in a higher entity, and that films can be made about that. History has proved that the delusion is typically on the side of the small minority who ardently believe the vast majority is deluded.

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Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Case for Christ See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,967,885, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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