Machine Gun Preacher

    Genre
    Action, Biography, Crime
  • Runtime
    129 mins
  • Release Date
    2011
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English, Arabic, Acholi

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

From Director Mark Forster (MONSTER'S BALL, FINDING NEVERLAND), MACHINE GUN PREACHER is "an examination of modern atrocity and a rethinking of the burden/beauty of belief" (Detroit News). Based on the reporting by Ian Urbina, it centers on Sam Childers (a groundbreaking Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealing biker tough guy, who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.
DIRECTED BY:
Marc Forster
WRITTEN BY:
Jason Keller, Ian Urbina (based on the reporting by)
CAST INCLUDES:
Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon

SYNOPSIS

Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), a former biker, decides to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war. Transformed by the horrors he sees, Sam ignores the warnings of more experienced aide workers and breaks ground for an orphanage in the heart of territory controlled by a brutal renegade militia. But establishing a shelter is not enough; determined to save as many lives as possible, Sam leads armed missions into enemy territory to rescue kidnapped children.

Machine Gun Preacher

    Genre
    Action, Biography, Crime
  • Runtime
    129 mins
  • Release Date
    2011
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English, Arabic, Acholi
DIRECTED BY
Marc Forster
WRITTEN BY
Jason Keller, Ian Urbina (based on the reporting by)
CAST INCLUDES
Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon
From Director Mark Forster (MONSTER'S BALL, FINDING NEVERLAND), MACHINE GUN PREACHER is "an examination of modern atrocity and a rethinking of the burden/beauty of belief" (Detroit News). Based on the reporting by Ian Urbina, it centers on Sam Childers (a groundbreaking Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealing biker tough guy, who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), a former biker, decides to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war. Transformed by the horrors he sees, Sam ignores the warnings of more experienced aide workers and breaks ground for an orphanage in the heart of territory controlled by a brutal renegade militia. But establishing a shelter is not enough; determined to save as many lives as possible, Sam leads armed missions into enemy territory to rescue kidnapped children.