The Gospel

Release date:October 7, 2005

Studio:Screen Gems (Sony)

Director:Rob Hardy

MPAA Rating:PG (for thematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language)


Starring:Clifton Powell, Yolanda Adams, Dwayne Boyd, Idris Elba, Frank Taylor, Nona Gaye, Omar Gooding, Tamyra Gray, Fred Hammond, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Boris Kodjoe, Donnie McClurkin, Martha Munizzi, Michael J. Pagan, John Fitzgerald Page, Brandon Thaxton, Hezekiah Walker, Delores Winans, Aloma Wright


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Plot Summary:

"The Gospel" explores the inner-workings of a church. Told from the perspective of the pews, the film gives a realistic portrayal of people dealing with true life struggles and issues. Maestro Kirk Franklin helped set the tone by writing music for the film's performance sequences. In fusing some of the biggest names in gospel music today, with several of the most talented thespians in Hollywood, the film offers a helping of inspirationally uplifting entertainment for the entire family. While based on the biblical parable of The Prodigal Son, the picture provides a universal theme that can be enjoyed by all.