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The Gospel [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7601357
  • Release Date: 01/03/2006
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Filmmakers' commentary
    • Deleted scenes
    • Making-of featurette
    • Extended musical performances
    • Photo montage
    • Closed Captioned


    The Gospel
    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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Boris Kodjoe
      Boris Kodjoe - David
    • Clifton Powell
      Clifton Powell - Bishop Taylor
    • Idris Elba
      Idris Elba - Reverend Frank
    • Nona Gaye
      Nona Gaye - Charlene Frank
    • Keshia Knight Pulliam
      Keshia Knight Pulliam - Maya

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It's NOT horrendously cheesy or terribly preachy

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      THE GOSPEL is amongst the very rare and few Christian-themed movies that stands up alongside the standards of quality in film-making "AND ACTING" that is seen on the better side of Hollywood: not horrendously cheesy or terribly preachy. In fact, the music is amongst the best I've heard incorporated into a movie, not just a soundtrack playing in the background ...but actually performed as part of the story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      not as bad as it could've been


      the music was awesome. the extended music option on the dvd was a definite plus...sometimes you just get in the spirit!!! the acting was subpar, the overall message was good. it was a great storyline, but the actors didn't really fit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      This movie off the chain


      This movie is hot from start to finish. Boris really shines in this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good movies


      it so good movies here good movies good movie good

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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