History Film / MachineGunPreacher

25th Dec '16 8:02:47 AM fusilcontrafusil
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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 regionís vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where itís most needed in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lordís Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.

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When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) (Creator/GerardButler) 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 regionís vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where itís most needed in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lordís Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.
15th Aug '15 6:42:19 PM lolface123
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* TookALevelInJerkAss: He turns from an idealistic, NiceGuy Anti-Hero to an angry, bitter WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: He turns from an idealistic, NiceGuy Anti-Hero to an angry, bitter WellIntentionedExtremist. Although eventually he gets better.
15th Aug '15 6:39:25 PM lolface123
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* TookALevelInJerkAss: He turns from an Anti-Hero to an angry, bitter WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: He turns from an idealistic, NiceGuy Anti-Hero to an angry, bitter WellIntentionedExtremist.
15th Aug '15 6:38:35 PM lolface123
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*TookALevelInJerkAss: He turns from an Anti-Hero to an angry, bitter WellIntentionedExtremist.
15th Aug '15 6:00:07 PM lolface123
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*TheDogBitesBack: One of the ChildSoldiers shoots the last LRA soldier then pulls off a HeelFaceTurn.
5th May '15 11:48:22 AM FulminataXII
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* RealMenLoveJesus
* ReformedCriminal

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* RealMenLoveJesus
RealMenLoveJesus: The Movie!
* ReformedCriminalReformedCriminal:
21st Jan '14 9:29:38 AM FulminataXII
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* ClusterFBomb: Childers was prone to dropping these during his criminal days. This noticeably ceases after his religious awakening and baptism.

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* ClusterFBomb: Childers was prone to dropping these during his criminal days. This noticeably ceases after his religious awakening conversion and baptism.
19th Jan '14 8:34:59 PM FulminataXII
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* CrisisOfFaith: Sam briefly has one after [[spoiler: the death of his friend Donnie]].


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* TooDumbToLive: The relief worker who attempts to negotiate with an LRA member probably counts, [[spoiler: though fortunately Sam shows up to bail her out]].
19th Jan '14 7:14:33 PM FulminataXII
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* ClusterFBomb: Childers was prone to dropping these during his criminal days. This noticeably ceases after his religious awakening and baptism.
9th Oct '13 8:29:20 AM AP
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A female relief worker [[{{Foreshadowing}} warns Sam about this, and he blows her off, saying, "You fight the evil here your way, I'll fight it my way." A few scenes later, we seem him on a slippery slope in that very direction.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A female relief worker [[{{Foreshadowing}} warns Sam about this, this]], and he blows her off, saying, "You fight the evil here your way, I'll fight it my way." A few scenes later, we seem him on a slippery slope in that very direction.
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