The Second Chance
|The Second Chance|
The Second Chance movie poster
|Directed by||Steve Taylor|
|Produced by||J. Clarke Gallivan
|Written by||Chip Arnold
Henry O. Arnold
|Starring||Michael W. Smith
Jeff Obafemi Carr
J. Don Ferguson
Lisa Arrindell Anderson
|Edited by||Matthew Sterling|
|Distributed by||Triumph Releasing Corporation|
|Release date(s)||February 17, 2006|
|Running time||102 min.|
The film was released in the United States on February 17, 2006 to a limited number of theaters; the widest release was 87 theaters. As of its close date, March 5, 2006, the film has grossed $463,542.
Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) is a pastor who enjoys working with his well-to-do congregation. At the request of his father, Ethan takes an assignment at Second Chance Church, where he meets Jake Sanders (Jeff Obafemi Carr). Jake is a pastor who lives in a completely different world from that of Ethan, and spends much of his time dealing with poverty, drugs, and crime. The two different lifestyles of these pastors cause an inevitable conflict as these two men try to bridge the divide.
Nominations and awards
6th Annual Christian WYSIWYG Film Festival
- Winner, Best Feature Film
Taylor did not intend this film to be considered a Christian film. He told Christianity Today that "One of the reasons we've avoided the tag "Christian film" is because it's the kiss of death—it's not an apocalyptic thriller or a conversion story. It's a redemption story, set in the world of these two churches, and we wanted to tell an authentic story deep in those settings." This is the first film in which Michael W. Smith, a contemporary Christian composer, singer, and musician, has acted.
The film was shot mostly on location in Nashville, Tennessee. The area was mainly in and around East Nashville between 2nd and 4th Avenues. One featured spot of note shows the front facade of the former Pearl High School at 17th Avenue and Jo Johnston.
- "The Second Chance". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-03-25.
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