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Aimee Semple McPherson (2006)

PG | | Biography, Drama | January 2006 (USA)
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A feature film about the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the famed evangelist of the 1920s.

Director:

Richard Rossi

Writer:

Richard Rossi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mimi Michaels ... Aimee Semple McPherson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Anderson Laura Anderson ... Leita Mae
Carl Ballantine ... Realtor in China
Teres Byrne ... Minnie Kennedy
Kiera Chaplin ... Myrtle Ste. Pierre
Barbara Kerr Condon ... Sister Maria
Angela de Malignon Angela de Malignon ... Speakeasy dancer
Etienne Eckert ... Emma Shaffer
Michael Gier ... Captain Klein
Joe Gonzalez Joe Gonzalez ... Ralph Jordan
Charles Gorgano ... Asa Keyes
JoAnn Green JoAnn Green ... Waitress
Melissa Greenfield ... Louise Weick
Rance Howard ... James Kennedy
Charles Hoyes ... Harold McPherson
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Storyline

Aimee McPherson drew thousands to her Hollywood Temple, healing the sick, speaking in tongues, and raising the dead. She even stopped the rain in Kansas. Until, the miracles stopped in 1926 when she mysteriously disappeared. The film poignantly addresses her search for love. She could heal the multitudes, but she could not heal her own broken heart. Written by Jack Bernstein

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sometimes the greatest battle is between flesh and spirit.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and smoking
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story See more »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Richard Rossi chose an actor-friend with long hair and a beard to play Jesus at the end of the film. The actor had been battling a heroin problem, relapsed and never showed up. The Jesus role is uncredited and it's a mystery who played Christ embracing Aimee, but rumors persist that Rossi himself wore the wig and played Christ in the final scene. See more »

Goofs

When the D.A. gives his opening statement in Sister Aimee's trial, there is a large map on the wall behind him that clearly says, "Kern County, California." Her trial took place in Los Angeles County. Richard Rossi was given free use of a courthouse in Bakersfield (Kern County) by a judge who was kindly disposed toward the project and allowed free shooting on a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Aimee: Faith is the key to miracles, and you have faith or you wouldn't be here today!
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Connections

Version of The Disappearance of Aimee (1976) See more »

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Aimee Semple McPherson by Richard Rossi
14 February 2005 | by jlsimonsenSee all my reviews

I saw this movie, with a friend and a film writer. The content was misleading at best. The film quality and directing was amateurish. His camera actually moved from person to person, without cuts. I got dizzy just watching. I, with no film experience, know better than that.

My film writer friend thought his work was so amateurish that she was embarrassed for Rossi. My other friend who has written and done stage work herself, was literally sickened by his misportrayal of Aimee Semple McPherson's life.

His intended premise is misguided and never proved. The movie never gave "insight" to anything but gross exaggeration and erroneous information. There is nothing to indicate why she was such a phenomenon. There is never a crowd -- no attempt to give any kind of context to her world-wide appeal or her national "celebrity" status.

Seeing this movie you would think all she did in life was marry three times, in a very short span of time, and fought with her mother. And that really is the just of the movie in a nutshell. And very poorly done at that. Now I've just saved you 2 1/2 hours of watching a boring movie.


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