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God's Not Dead (2014)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 2014 (USA)
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College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

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Harold Cronk

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Hunter Dennis (story), Chuck Konzelman (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Professor Radisson
Shane Harper ... Josh Wheaton
David A.R. White ... Reverend Dave
Dean Cain ... Marc Shelley
Willie Robertson ... Willie Robertson
Korie Robertson ... Korie Robertson
Hadeel Sittu ... Ayisha
Paul Kwo ... Martin Yip
Trisha LaFache ... Amy
Cory Oliver ... Mina
Benjamin A. Onyango ... Reverend Jude (as Benjamin Oyango)
Marco Khan ... Misrab
Cassidy Gifford ... Kara
Jesse Wang ... Martin's Father
Lenore Banks ... Mina's Mother
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Storyline

Freshman university student Josh Wheaton attends a philosophy class, where Professor Radisson requires all students to submit a signed statement staying "God is dead" and never existed. When Josh refuses (due to his own beliefs), the professor challenges him to defend his position, leading to a series of confrontational presentations between himself and the professor, with the class as jury. Written by BakedEel

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Rated PG for thematic material, brief violence and an accident scene | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deus Não Está Morto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,217,013, 23 March 2014

Gross USA:

$60,755,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,676,349
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title comes from a book of the same name by Dr. Rice Broocks, which focuses on the subject of apologetics (Greek "apologia" for an intellectual defense). Broocks is credited with having provided apologetics research on the film as well. The song performed by the Newsboys was actually written by Daniel Bashta and originally titled "Like A Lion". See more »

Goofs

The Chinese student Martin Yip spoke Cantonese on the phone to his father in China. The father spoke Mandarin. These are two entirely different and mutually unintelligible dialects. It's as if a son were speaking Spanish to his dad while dad replied only in Italian. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Dave: It's not easy. But it's simple.
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At the end of the film, the concert attendees are asked to text the phrase "God's Not Dead" to every contact on their phone. The credits then read, "Join the movement Text everyone you know", inviting the movie audience to do the same. See more »

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Referenced in The Reviewers: Shooting Space (2014) See more »

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The King Is Coming
Performed by Newsboys
Written by Jared Anderson and Seth Mosley
(c) 2011 Integrity Worship Music/Don Quixote Publishing/ASCAP/(adm at EMICMGPublishing.com)/2 Hour Songs/Centric Songs (SESAC)/Admin at Centricity Music Publishing
Newsboys appear courtesy of Inpop Records
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God's Not Dead Review
2 April 2014 | by matthewwatowichSee all my reviews

God's Not Dead is an interesting film that revolves around Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) and his struggle when he is challenged to convince his extreme atheist professor, Professor Radisson, and the rest of his atheist classmates that God is not dead. This film keeps the audience entertained by providing many other side plots. One example is a story about a young atheist, who is diagnosed with cancer and follows her journey to come to terms with her fate and find Christianity. My favorite part of the movie is its theme of showing that one shouldn't force anything on anyone, which is why Josh chose to stand up for himself. I felt like Josh supports this theme, but he never proved that God was real. The biggest problem that I had with the movie is that it seems to make Christianity sound like the best religion by having all of the atheists and people of other religions in the movie seems like total jerks or have something bad happen to them. Professor Radisson, an atheist, seems like a jerk because they constantly have him threatening to ruin Josh's career, and ends up getting hit by a car. They also make the father of a Muslim girl a terrible person because he hits and kicks out his daughter for wanting to be Christian. At the end of the movie, they also showed a message telling the audience to send 'God's not dead' to all of the contacts in their phone. I understand that this movie is meant for Christian audiences but it was still overly biased. Overall, I enjoyed the plot of the movie and its theme. However, I felt as if it was trying to force Christianity on me. I would recommend this movie to any Christians, who firmly believe in their faith, but for people of other religions, I would stay away from it.


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