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)
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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 »

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Did You Know?


The various claims made in the film have been criticized by many Atheist groups online, such as Hugo & Jake on YouTube. See more »


While visiting Los Angeles, Lee is given the JAMA article, "On the Physical Death of Christ"; however, this was not published until 1986 -- six years later (JAMA 1986; 255:1455-1463). See more »


Lee Strobel: Lee Strobel- Okay God, you win
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Case for Christ (2017) See more »


The Evidence
Written by Christopher Sanders, Scotty Mearig, Jana Alcain
Performed by New Hope Oahu
Courtesy of DREAM Records
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User Reviews

Well acted but overly biased account of turning an atheist into a believer.
24 November 2017 | by mckillotdSee all my reviews

Firstly, it's very hard to independently review this film. Aethiests tell me it's rubbish, Christians tell me it's brilliant and no-one else care. So trying to watch it with an open mind was difficult, given my Catholic upbringing.

I found it interesting, well acted and thought provoking, but not overly convincing. I haven't read the book by Strobel but I'd want more detail than he discovers from the film and at times he seems to apply the logic of Faith, rather than reason and doubt, to his findings but the parts seem well cast, Mike Vogel and Erika Christensen are convincing as husband and wife and the supporting cast are solid.

Strobels character in particular is interesting, with his normal investigative journalism running alongside his need to understand his wife's Faith, which at the time he neither shares nor understands.

It's watchable, interesting and thought provoking but I don't feel it will remove either the believers or the atheists from their entrenched positions.

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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

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2.35 : 1
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