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If this wasn’t a true story, I would be making a joke about how all Hollywood movies have tough-as-nails white guys with a heart of gold (or a spunky gal from a rich family) coming into a poor neighborhood and saving the minorities. But in this case, this is actually a true story, which kinda ruins my jokes. In any case, check out your first trailer for “Machine Gun Preacher”, blasting into theaters September 23rd, 2011.
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.
Starring Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane and directed by former Bond helmer Marc Forster.
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