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Gerard Butler has bullets and a cause in the trailer for Machine Gun Preacher

Aug. 18, 2011by:

Before dealing with the looming zompocalypse of WORLD WAR Z, director Marc Forster (MONSTER'S BALL, QUANTUM OF SOLACE) helped Gerard Butler get serious (if melodramatic) with a Real Life Problem in MACHINE GUN PREACHER.

The movie also features Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Michael Shannon (blink and you'll miss him) and Souleymane Sy Savan, although it looks like the show basically belongs to Butler, orphans and many rounds of ammunition.

Synopsis: "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 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."

The movie hits September 23rd. Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

Source: Apple

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10:51AM on 08/26/2011
I cannot wait for this. I'll see it as soon as it opens, whenever that may be since only NY/LA get it on 9/23. This looks like something that will play well in the heartland. Have to trust that Relativity knows what its doing.
I cannot wait for this. I'll see it as soon as it opens, whenever that may be since only NY/LA get it on 9/23. This looks like something that will play well in the heartland. Have to trust that Relativity knows what its doing.
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6:15PM on 08/19/2011
This looks really good. Ill be checking it out for sure!
This looks really good. Ill be checking it out for sure!
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3:52PM on 08/19/2011
I've never heard of this guy before. Is this trailer accurate to what really happened? Seems like a really good movie so far.
I've never heard of this guy before. Is this trailer accurate to what really happened? Seems like a really good movie so far.
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2:53PM on 08/19/2011
@casketmouth- what angle? this actually happened! This is not some 100% fictitious angle created for the screen...and i don't think anything is glorifying america here...this happened the way it happened- and that's the film. The primary actor isn't EVEN american! There's nothing being glorified here except the story of what happened- plain and simple...you're an asshole.
@casketmouth- what angle? this actually happened! This is not some 100% fictitious angle created for the screen...and i don't think anything is glorifying america here...this happened the way it happened- and that's the film. The primary actor isn't EVEN american! There's nothing being glorified here except the story of what happened- plain and simple...you're an asshole.
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1:44PM on 08/19/2011
being an east African, i cant stand that western religious bullshit peddled in third world countries, but the movie as a production looks good so ill give it a shot. Tired of the white savior angle, but...whatever... Americans made it, they gotta glorify america same as Last Samurai.
being an east African, i cant stand that western religious bullshit peddled in third world countries, but the movie as a production looks good so ill give it a shot. Tired of the white savior angle, but...whatever... Americans made it, they gotta glorify america same as Last Samurai.
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10:15AM on 08/19/2011
Can't wait!!
Can't wait!!
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8:29AM on 08/19/2011
Man.. I can not wait to see this film!!!
I've seen some of Sam Childers interviews and since then I've been anticipating this film. The guy is one of those people who has the balls to step up to the plate.
Man.. I can not wait to see this film!!!
I've seen some of Sam Childers interviews and since then I've been anticipating this film. The guy is one of those people who has the balls to step up to the plate.
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5:21AM on 08/19/2011
Great trailer...great actor...and awesome song. For those who want to know the song in the trailer is Revival by Soulsavers
Great trailer...great actor...and awesome song. For those who want to know the song in the trailer is Revival by Soulsavers
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5:21AM on 08/19/2011

Butler got made

This might just be his best movie to come out since 'Law Abiding Citizen'
This might just be his best movie to come out since 'Law Abiding Citizen'
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12:22AM on 08/19/2011

Awesome!!!

I'm really looking forward to this movie. And it comes out on My Birthday!!! I've always wanted a good movie to release on my birthday and it looks like a GREAT one is coming out. Man am I happy/excited.

Sorry if I sound overly excited I just think it's cool is all
I'm really looking forward to this movie. And it comes out on My Birthday!!! I've always wanted a good movie to release on my birthday and it looks like a GREAT one is coming out. Man am I happy/excited.

Sorry if I sound overly excited I just think it's cool is all
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11:36PM on 08/18/2011
This looks fantastic. Glad to see Butler in more serious films and flexing his acting chops more.
This looks fantastic. Glad to see Butler in more serious films and flexing his acting chops more.
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11:22PM on 08/18/2011
That's a heck of a story and it looks like a pretty well made film. There is even some buzz about Butler for an Oscar for this one...?
That's a heck of a story and it looks like a pretty well made film. There is even some buzz about Butler for an Oscar for this one...?
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11:04PM on 08/18/2011
opens the day before my birthday. Guess early b-day present for me.
opens the day before my birthday. Guess early b-day present for me.
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10:21PM on 08/18/2011
I couldn't be happier than Gerard Butler is getting away from what I predicted was the Romantic Comedy route.
I couldn't be happier than Gerard Butler is getting away from what I predicted was the Romantic Comedy route.
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10:11PM on 08/18/2011

Thrilling....

So happy to see Gerard making a serious comeback with these great roles and these looks terrific.
So happy to see Gerard making a serious comeback with these great roles and these looks terrific.
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10:05PM on 08/18/2011

different direction than I was expecting

but somehow I'm even more excited. This looks incredible!!
Check out the trailer in HD on youtube for anyone interested: [link]
but somehow I'm even more excited. This looks incredible!!
Check out the trailer in HD on youtube for anyone interested: [link]
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