Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Directed by Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Quantum of Solace, World War Z) and starring Gerard Butler (Coriolanus, 300, Law Abiding Citizen), Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone, Somewhere, Source Code) and Oscar®-nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Take Shelter, Man of Steel), Machine Gun Preacher is based on the true story of Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) and his efforts to save the children of South Sudan.
Drug-dealing biker Sam Childers emerges from prison, seemingly intent on returning to his boozy, violent ways. Following a trip to East Africa and after witnessing horrifying violence atrocities, he embarks on a life-changing mission as the machine gun-wielding protector of refugee children in war-torn Sudan leaving his best friend Donnie (Michael Shannon) to take care of his wife and daughter. Sam leads dangerous armed missions deep into enemy territory which has explosive and gripping consequences.
The brutal depiction of war, bloodshed and poverty makes shocking and heart wrenching viewing. Machine Gun Preacher follows the astonishing transformation of one man and provides those who are inspired to make positive changes.
Taking on executive producer duties as well, Gerard Butler delivers a searing performance as vigilante Sam Childers. Alongside an A list cast, Machine Gun Preacher features Souleymane Sy Savane (Goodbye Solo) in a breakout performance as Childers' right-hand man, Deng.
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