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Machine Gun Preacher

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Machine Gun Preacher


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 aide 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, a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens. 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.
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MPAA rating:
R
for violent content including disturbing images, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality
Cast:
Barbara Coven; Kathy Baker; Gerard Butler; Corey Large; Michelle Monaghan; Richard Goteri; Justin Michael Brandt; Michael Shannon; Souleymane Sy Savane; Madeline Carroll
Directed by:
Marc Forster
Genre:
Action, Adventure
Running time:
02:03
Release date:
2011
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