Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

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Machine Gun Preacher Release Date
September 23, 2011
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In this inspirational true story, Machine Gun Preacher is about Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption. When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it’s most needed—in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.

But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA’s intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives—and eventually his own. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Souleyman Sy Savane (Damages).
Machine Gun Preacher Credits
Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael Shannon, Michelle Monaghan, Madeline Carroll, Kathy Baker, Justin Michael Brandt
Directed by: Marc Forster
Produced by: Robbie Brenner, Craig Chapman, Marc Forster, Gary Safady
Distributor: Lionsgate
Release Date:  September 23, 2011
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Gerard Butler’s on a world-saving kick lately. Shortly after the trailer for his drug-dealer-turned-freedom-fighter drama Machine Gun Preacher reached the Web, we’re seeing a story that links the burly 300 star to another thriller that would cast Butler as the captain of some butt-kicking Navy SEALS.
by Sean O'Connell August 19, 2011 discussion comments
First Trailer For Machine Gun Preacher Has Gerard, God, And Guns First Trailer For Machine Gun Preacher Has Gerard, God, And Guns
Yesterday we posted the first trailer for Ralph Fiennes' adaptation of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus. In that film Gerard Butler plays Tullus Aufidius, the story's antagonist who helps Coriolanus invade his own city, despite the fact that they are sworn enemies. Today we have another trailer for a Gerard Butler film, and while this character is still a violent individual who carries a weapon, this time he's fighting on the side of good.
by Eric Eisenberg August 18, 2011 discussion comments
Machine Gun Preacher Poster Has Gerard Butler Protecting A Child Machine Gun Preacher Poster Has Gerard Butler Protecting A Child
In Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler plays Sam Childers, a former drug dealer and gang biker. After finding God and changing his ways, Childers moves to Sudan where he fights to save and protect children from the Lord's Resistance Army, which forced kids into service. The truth is, however, that I really didn't just need to tell you all that. Just taking one look at the new poster tells you absolutely everything you need to know about the film.
by Eric Eisenberg August 15, 2011 discussion comments
Machine Gun Preacher Image: This Is Not The Movie You Expect From The Title Machine Gun Preacher Image: This Is Not The Movie You Expect From The Title
I'm willing to bet that on September 3rd there's going to be a lot of people that walk out of movie theaters saying "What the hell was that?" All of these people will be walking out of Machine Gun Preacher, which, despite its badass name, has a remarkably tame premise. Directed by Marc Foster, the film stars Gerard Butler as a former criminal who has a religious awakening and travels to East Africa.
by Eric Eisenberg July 25, 2011 discussion comments
Gerard Butler's Machine Gun Preacher Goes To Relativity And September Gerard Butler's Machine Gun Preacher Goes To Relativity And September
Machine Gun Preacher has just been picked up for distribution by Lionsgate and we can further confirm that it does not have Katherine Heigl in it. I mean, at least that’s a step in the right direction. Instead Butler stars opposite Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), and Michael Shannon.
by Josh Tyler July 7, 2011 discussion comments
Michelle Monaghan Joins Gerard Butler In Machine Gun Preacher Michelle Monaghan Joins Gerard Butler In Machine Gun Preacher
Michelle Monaghan has signed on to play Butler's wife, a woman who cleaned up her own act and took care of their kids back home while he was overseas playing savior, and Michael Shannon is in talks to play the best friend to kept her company
by Katey Rich May 10, 2010 discussion comments
Gerard Butler Is The Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler Is The Machine Gun Preacher
While some actors might interpret the simultaneous box office success and critical disdain which has clung to the more recent work of Gerard Butler as a sign that critics are elitist snobs who should be ignored
by Josh Tyler January 19, 2010 discussion comments
Gerard Butler Will Save Sudanese Orphans Gerard Butler Will Save Sudanese Orphans
Gerard Butler is already famous for playing an idealized, slightly silly version of a real-life hero from the very, very distant past, so why not go for something a little more realistic and modern-- but equally ass-kicking?
by Katey Rich January 18, 2010 discussion comments
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