Machine Gun Preacher
My Little Empire Review
Machine Gun Preacher tells the true story of Sam Childers ( played by Gerard Butler). He is a former drug dealer who found god and went out to build an orphanage for the children of Sudan. This is a very good movie because all i saw was the trailer and then as the movie started i found myself wondering how in the hell did he go from here to what we saw in the trailer. The acting is quiet good and the movie in general is well worth a watch even just to educate yourself. This is a true story and Sam Childers is still working for the children doing what ever it take to keep them safe. Good luck to him in this endeavor.
Watch the interview with Sam Childers at the bottom of this page as well.
Machine Gun Preacher is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption.
When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) 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 (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.
But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA’s intended victims. 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. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Souleymane Sy Savane (“Damages”). see more on play
Machine Gun Preacher Trailer
Machine Gun Preacher Visits the Sunshine Coast, Australia