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A former biker and drug dealer single-handedly takes on the nefarious Lord's Resistance Army in a noble bid to save young Sudanese refugees from a life of violence and suffering. Inspired by actual events, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a tough-as-nails biker whose heart shatters upon witnessing the harrowing plight of children in Sudan. Determined that no child shall be enslaved by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, Childers turns to God for inspiration, and establishes an orphanage for wounded kids and child soldiers. When the Lord's Resistance Army refuses to stand down, Childers organizes a militia to protect the children. In helping to give the orphans of war-torn Sudan a better future, the former outlaw begins to find new meaning in his own life as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 23, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Chris Cornell Best Original Song 2011 Nominee

Cast

Gerard Butler
as Sam Childers
Michelle Monaghan
as Lynn Childers
Kathy Baker
as Daisy
Michael Shannon
as Donnie
Madeline Carroll
as Paige #2
Souleymane Sy Savane
as Deng
Peter Carey
as Bill Wallace
Barbara Coven
as Shannon Wallace
Inga Wilson
as Mrs. Shields
Paul Lang
as Prison Clerk
Percy Matsemela
as Nineteen
Ronnie Nyakale
as AJ
Mduduzi Mabaso
as Marco
Warona Seane
as Rose
Themba Ndaba
as William's Father
Anthony Bishop
as Dan
Jerry Mofokeng
as Administrator
Mandla Gaduka
as SPLA Soldier #1

Crew

Marc Forster
Director
Marc Forster
Producer
Robbie Brenner
Producer
Craig Chapman
Producer
Jason Keller
Screenwriter
Roberto Schaefer
Cinematographer
Chris Cornell
Songwriter
Matt Chessé
Editor
Philip Messina
Production Designer
Louise Rosner
Executive Producer
Myles Nestel
Executive Producer
Kyle Dean Jackson
Executive Producer
Gerard Butler
Executive Producer
Bradford Simpson
Executive Producer
Frank Fleming
Costume Designer
Yann Delpuech
Sound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli Porter
First Assistant Director
David J. Webb
First Assistant Director
Dan Lemieux
Stunts
Kerry Barden
Casting
Paul Schnee
Casting
Louise Rosner
Unit Production Manager
Rachel Aberly
Publicist
Russell Tyrrell
Special Effects Coordinator
Chris Cornell
Musical Performer
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