Machine Gun Preacher | 2011

Drama, Action
Based on the true story of Sam Childers, former drug-dealer who, shocked by the mayhem in Sudan, became a crusader for hundreds of refugee children. He created a safe haven for the refugees, restoring peace to their ...more
Director: Marc Forster
Writers: Jason Keller
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. | full awards »

Cast

... Sam Childers

Actor

... Lynn Childers

Actor

... Daisy

Actor

... Donnie

Actor

... Paige #1

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... Paige #2

Actor

... Deng

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... Billy/Contractor

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... Pastor Krause

Actor

... Bill Wallace

Actor

... Shannon Wallace

Actor

... Biker Chick

Actor

Company

1984 Private Defense Contractors

Production Company

2Dux

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Production Company

Asche and Spencer

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Synopsis

When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers 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 aid 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 children to become soldiers before they even reach 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. A real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement.

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