Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

  • R
  • 2011
  • 129 min
  • USA
  • action, biography, crime

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster

Screenwriter: Jason Keller

Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker

There's a complex man at the center of Machine Gun Preacher but the movie is too shapeless and emotionally vacant to bring his story to life.


  • Marc Forster
    Marc Forster

    Marc Forster (Illertissen, November 30, 1969) is a German-Swiss filmmaker and screenwriter, known for films such as Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, and the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Description above from the Wikipedia article Marc Forster, licensed under...

Main Cast


Source: based on the reporting by Ian Urbina

Tagline: Hope is the greatest weapon of all

Genres: action, biography, crime, drama

Certificate: R

Categories: sudan, africa, civil war, refugee camp, bible, release from prison, born again christian, ak 47, orphanage, uganda, drug overdose, child soldier, baptism, preacher, pastor


Year: 2011

Runtime: 129 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Arabic, Acholi

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, Datasat

Also Known As

  • O Rebelde Salvador (PT)
  • El soldado de Dios (ES)
  • El rescate (AR)