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Machine Gun Preacher is an American action biographical movie launched in 2011. It depicts the tale of Sam Childers, an ex-gang member, biker, and drug user who turns into a preacher and protector of orphans in Africa. The movie stars Gerard Butler as Sam alongside co-stars Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon. Machine Gun Preacher runs approximately 129 minutes. A production budget of $30 million was spent, and a Box Office hit of nearly $3 million was grossed.

While this is a biographical movie that focuses on Sam Childers' life, it begins with a scene in Southern part of Sudan where a rebel force is ravaging through the village. The opening scene is later used in the movie. Childers is a rehabilitated alcoholic and drug-using biker coming from the state of Pennsylvania. After being released from prison, Childers learns that his wife, who is a former stripper, has chosen to become a Christian. After nearly killing a drifter the night before, Childers is convinced by his wife to attend church with her. Eventually, he is also converted into a Christian.

After some time, Sam embarks on a missionary travel to Uganda, Africa to help construct homes for poor people. He requests one of the military officers protecting them to lead him on a trip north, which brings him to Sudan. The military personnel alerts him of the dangers that could come of such trip due to the turmoils that are transpiring around Sudan. Sam insists and eventually they go. Upon arriving at a medical camp in Sudan, Sam is dragged by a redheaded female physician and asks him to lift an apparently injured woman into the examination table.

Sam and his companions spend the night in the Sudan medical camp. He overhears a noise that is coming from outside. Peaking through the window, Sam finds a massive number of Sudanese children who are flocking into the camp to sleep outside the facility. It turns out that the children's village is not safe, especially during nighttime, hence the children are instructed by their parents to flee nearby camps.

Machine Gun Preacher is an Action, Thriller, Crime movie that was released in 2011. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 43.

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| 2011 | | 6.8/10 | 43/100
Cast
Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon
Studio
1984 Private Defense Contractors
Director
Marc Forster
Produced By
Robbie Brenner, Deborah Giarratana, Craig Chapman, Gary Safady, Executive Producer, Adi Shankar
Language
English
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