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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

Writers:

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pure Flix Entertainment is fighting a lawsuit by Kelly Monroe Kullberg and Michael Landon Jr. claiming that this film plagiarizes their screenplay "Rise." The suit states "The theme, set-up, opportunity, turning point, change of plans, complications, set back, final push, climax and aftermath of the 'Rise' screenplay and the 'God's Not Dead' motion picture are the same." Kullberg and Landon are looking for "an amount exceeding $100 million." 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

Freshman Registration Advisor: You might want to think about a different instructor.
Josh Wheaton: Because?
Freshman Registration Advisor: Let's just say you're wandering into the snake pit. I'd recommend Patel or maybe Mueller.
Josh Wheaton: Come on, man, it can't be that bad.
Freshman Registration Advisor: Think Roman Colosseum, lions, people cheering for your death...
Josh Wheaton: Yeah, but I'd have to rearrange my whole schedule. I don't think I can really...
Freshman Registration Advisor: It's your funeral. Last drop date is the 22nd; you might want to keep that in mind.
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Crazy Credits

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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Soundtracks

This Is the Time
Performed by Superchick
Written by Max Hsu, Matt Tally, Tricia Brock, Melissa Brock
(c) 2013 DJ Spacemonkey Music (ASCAP)/Matt Dally Music (ASCAP)/Onegirl Music (ASCAP)/Whizbang Artists Music (ASCAP) Admin by Whizbang Artists Music
Superchick appears courtesy of Inpop Records
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Amazing movie
22 February 2016 | by ksaclo-84-324335See all my reviews

I am not sure why all the reviews are so negative. This movie has been able to do one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed. It is so bad and ridiculous that it has actually managed to unite Atheists and Christians alike in being both offended and disgusted at the same thing. Do you know how difficult that actually is? Come on people, you should be happy that it one thing has proved that we all can get along and hate the same thing, arm and arm... LOL!! I mean this movie (and I use that term loosely) is so bad that it really has me wondering what the creator of this movie was thinking. I mean overly cliché'd stereotypes, mixed in with a ridiculous premise, coupled with even more ridiculous subplots. All culminating around the premise of a professor at a University requesting to do something that I am pretty sure would be deemed illegal and I have never come across or even heard of, someone making people sign a paper denouncing their religious faith. My favorite part is they then allow this kid to argue points of which in this day and age people can watch on any youtube clip, probably have already come to their own conclusions and doesn't answer anything on either side, in my opinion. So the fact that everyone thinks this movie is preposterous in a united front is quite amazing, and if that was the intent of the creator of this movie, then he is a genius!!


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