The Gospel

The Gospel

Director: Rob Hardy Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell, Idris Elba

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Close friends become unexpected rivals as they struggle to keep their spiritual home alive in this musical drama from writer and director Rob Hardy. David (Michael J. Pagan) and Frank (Sean Nelson) are two close friends who are members of the same Baptist church in Atlanta. The teenagers have developed a deep and abiding faith in Christ, and both aspire to become ministers some day; David, who has also become a star vocalist with the choir, is thought to have a head start since his father is the congregation's pastor, Bishop Taylor (Clifton Powell). However, David's faith is shaken when his mother dies while giving birth to another child, and when Bishop Taylor fails to arrive at the hospital in time, David runs away from home, turning his back on his father and his church. Fifteen years later, aging Bishop Taylor has announced he's retiring, and Frank (Idris Elba), now a reverend, seems poised to take his place. However, the church is in dire financial shape, and no one is sure how long Rev. Frank's flock will have a church to call home. Meanwhile, David (Boris Kodjoe) has used his musical talents to become a top-selling R&B singer, and his latest hit record, "Let Me Undress You," suggests he's given up on the faith of his youth. But David has been undergoing a spiritual crisis, and when he learns his father is ailing and the church is in dire shape, he returns to Atlanta in hopes of finding himself and keeping the church afloat. Not everyone regards this as good news, though; Rev. Frank, who sees his position in the church as a stepping stone to bigger things in the gospel music business and establishing a high-profile ministry, is not eager to share the spotlight with David, especially when the prodigal star begins organizing a large-scale fundraiser for the church. The Gospel features musical contributions from a number of leading gospel artists, including Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Yolanda Adams.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/03/2006
UPC: 0043396133457
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:51:00
Format: Sony PSP

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Kodjoe David
Clifton Powell Bishop Taylor
Idris Elba Reverend Frank
Nona Gaye Charlene Frank
Keshia Knight Pulliam Maya
Omar Gooding Wesley
Michael J. Pagan Young David
Sean Nelson Actor
Dwayne Boyd Actor
Donnie McClurkin Minister Hunter
Aloma Wright Ernestine
Pastor Hezekiah Walker Actor
Tamyra Gray Rain
Delores Winans Actor
Lauryn McClain Youth in Children's Choir
Sierra McClain Youth in Children's Choir
China Anne McClain Alexis
Yolanda Adams Actor
Fred Hammond Actor

Technical Credits
Rob Hardy Director,Screenwriter
Angi Bones Asst. Director
Bernard Bronner Associate Producer
Holly Davis-Carter Executive Producer
Kirk Franklin Songwriter
Frank Galline Production Designer
Sandy Gendler Sound Editor
Fred Hammond Executive Producer
Matt MacCarthy Cinematographer
Ali Muhammad Musical Direction/Supervision
Whit Norris Sound/Sound Designer
Will Packer Producer
Akinah Rahmaan Musical Direction/Supervision
Robi Reed Casting
Paul A. Simmons Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley A. Smith Score Composer
Shayla "Shay Latte" Stevens Choreography
Fernando Villena Editor

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The Gospel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly a gift to the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually avoid "religious" films because they are either trite, poorly done, or inaccurate. This was a great surprise. Great music, great story -- and healthy values with people overcoming real-life problems in good ways
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not big for movies with big Christian, moral messages, but this movie is AMAZING. I recommend it to ANYONE looking for in inspiring movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago