The Preacher's Wife [DVD] [1996]

Penny Marshall directs Oscar-winner Denzel Washington and diva Whitney Houston in The Preacher's Wife, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials are limited to trailers. This is a decent disc from Disney/Buena Vista, but it certainly is less than it might be. The film this movie is based on, The Bishop's Wife, is also available on DVD.
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  • The Preacher's Wife (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) 1996
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Special Features

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1)


The Preacher's Wife
An angel wonders if love can be Heaven on Earth in this family-themed romantic fantasy. Rev. Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) is the pastor of a struggling Baptist church in a poor section of New York City. Biggs is devoted to serving his flock and his community, but things are not easy; membership is down, money is tight, the furnace is broken, and real estate mogul Joe Hamilton (Gregory Hines) wants to buy the property and put up condominiums. The strain is taking its toll on Biggs' marriage to his childhood sweetheart Julia (Whitney Houston), and in a moment of desperation, he prays to the Lord for help. The prayer is answered in the form of Dudley (Denzel Washington), an angel sent to earth to assist Biggs. The preacher doesn't believe that Dudley is a divine being, but he'll take any help he can get, while Julia, who thinks that Dudley is just another community volunteer, welcomes him into their home. However, Dudley is sidetracked in his earthly mission when he finds himself falling in love with Julia. Leading lady Whitney Houston takes the opportunity to sing several gospel numbers along the way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington - Dudley
  • Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston - Julia Biggs
  • Courtney B. Vance
    Courtney B. Vance - Rev. Henry Biggs
  • Gregory Hines
    Gregory Hines - Joe Hamilton
  • Justin Pierre Edmund
    Justin Pierre Edmund - Jeremiah Biggs

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