Machine Gun Preacher

(2011)

Machine Gun Preacher Synopsis

Machine Gun Preacher is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior ofhundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption.

When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region’s vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it’s most needed—in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they evenreach their teens.

But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA’s intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives—and eventually his own. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Souleymane Sy Savane (“Damages”).

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The director behind this June 5th release reveals how he got involved in the real-life story of drug dealer-turned-savior Sam Childers.
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Gerard Butler stars as Sam Childers, a former criminal who becomes a savior to hundreds of African children in this true-story drama, out on Blu-ray now!
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Gerard Butler stars in this drama based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug dealer who became an African missionary.
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Gerard Butler stars in this true-story adaptation about Sam Childers' redemptive journey from a hardened criminal to a life-saving missionary.
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We also have 30 new photos from this fact based drama, which stars Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, and Michael Shannon.
Machine Gun Preacher Clip
Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan discuss rebuilding in this scene from Marc Forster's drama based on a true story.
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Music from Marc Forster's true-life drama will be available in stores and on iTunes September 20th.
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Gerard Butler stars in director Marc Foster's true story of a former drug dealer who saved hundreds of kidnapped children.
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Marc Forster directs this true-story about a former drug dealer whose path to redemption leads him to become a crusader in East Africa.
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The studio has acquired the film which will start shooting next month.
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