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Peter T Chattaway

The Second Chance (2006)

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As per a message I just posted to the Steve Taylor thread in the music forum (a thread which, I might add, is mostly about the movie rumours that have circulated around Taylor for years despite the fact that no actual movies have been made), it seems Michael W. Smith recently gave an interview to Billboard in which he said he would be appearing in the film. The film will reportedly be called The Second Chance, and it will reportedly be about a pastor who is sent against his will to work in the inner city and, of course, comes to love the people there.

I really, really hope the film isn't as Hallmarky as it sounds.

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It will be Hallmarky, guaranteed, if only on the basis of the fact that MWS will be in it.

Are we sure he got his Taylors right? There are a lot of Taylors out there, and this idea seems to clash with any career paths Steve has trodden before. Unless he's super hard up for money, perhaps?

Now i'm remembering the Clone Club newsletter, and how Steve would report where "your hard earned buck" went if you subscribed to it. It would always show a dime of every issue going to his "wife and Honda," and still another dime to "hard profit." smile.gif

-s.

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Oh, it's *the* Steve Taylor, alright. The other thread includes a link to an article from Cornerstone 2003 where he even gave the budget as $2.1-million, and said there that shooting was going to start in January (2004). But MWS? Not sure about that.

It reminds me of the Max Lucado book that was supposed to come out last Christmas, but was delayed. In The Christmas Child, Steven Curtis Chapman plays the town minister.

"...The main character, Jack, is played by William Moses (of Perry Mason and Falcon's Crest). His wife, Meg, is played Megan Follows (of Anne of Green Gables). Also features Steven Curtis Chapman as the town's minister."

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Steven Curtis Chapman plays the town minister.

man oh man. just once, i wish someone would cast a fresh-scrubbed CCM artist against type. who wouldn't want to see SC-squared stumbling around as the town drunk, i'd like to know? or MWS as a homeless veteran, instead of the kind-but-strong, struggling-but-faithful white-church-guy?

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kebbie wrote:

: man oh man. just once, i wish someone would cast a fresh-scrubbed

: CCM artist against type. who wouldn't want to see SC-squared stumbling

: around as the town drunk, i'd like to know?

Heh. Stuff like this reminds me of how that movie version of Beloved starring Oprah -- there's a scene in there where she, um, relieves herself outdoors, and a part of me thought, "Hey, Oprah's taking a piss!" and then another part of me thought, "Of course, real actors do stuff like this all the time and I don't think about it much..." Good actors disappear into their roles, to some degree, but celebrities who earn their celebrity through something OTHER than acting can't do that to the same degree; you're always watching the ACTOR, not the CHARACTER.

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Steven Curtis Chapman plays the town minister.

man oh man. just once, i wish someone would cast a fresh-scrubbed CCM artist against type.

Wish granted.

Jaci Velasquez: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323572/

Randy Stonehill: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068271/

Pat Boone: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384783/

Ignore the low user ratings...

Nick

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Good actors disappear into their roles, to some degree, but celebrities who earn their celebrity through something OTHER than acting can't do that to the same degree; you're always watching the ACTOR, not the CHARACTER.

So that's why I couldn't quite believe Carman as a boxer in his Rocky wanna-be movie. :wink:

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Wish granted.

Jaci Velasquez: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323572/

Randy Stonehill: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068271/

Pat Boone: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384783/

Ignore the low user ratings...

Nick

Nick,

You rock. How on earth did you know about these? I guess you're not the Catholic Weird Al for nothing. I may never see these movies, but just knowing they exist (especially the Randy Stonehill one!) gives me goosebumps. The same as knowing that recordings exist of William Shatner belting out "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and Leonard Nimoy wailing "Proud Mary." It just goes to show, the world is already way too weird to ever believe anyone when they say something or other is a sign of the Apocalypse......

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I've been following CCM for almost two decades now, and so these sort of things come to the front every now and then.

I actually saw the Blob movie, years ago, as a teenager when it played on TV--the old WOR afternoon movie. But I didn't know of Randy Stonehill then, and I wasn't looking for him. Apparently his scene was that he came with a guitar, played a hippie song, and then was subsequently eaten by the Blob. I think I read that in that encyclopedia for Contemporary Christian music (2003).

The film is very forgettable. The only thing remotely memorable was that it ended at an ice-skating rink. You did notice it was the directorial debut of Larry Hagman, no?

Jaci Velasquez, methinks, is the biggest example of going against type, and look at the heat she got from it. However, I believe she would have gotten off a lot easier had the movie been well-received.

Anyway, thanks again for the comments. Now back to real work.

Nick

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Just remembered that BeBe Winans is reportedly taking a turn alongside his pal Denzel in The Manchurian Candidate, due later this year. He's an FBI agent, IIRC.

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Good one, Tim...

And this next one's a toss-up. I just remembered how Sam (Leslie) Phillips played a promiscuous terrorist in Die Hard with a Vengeance. A toss-up, b/c Leslie at this point was eschewing the whole CCM scene, even as she was making great inroads (critically, not financially) in the secular market.

Nick

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Stonehill played a bag lady in a Steve Taylor video...

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Good one, Tim...

And this next one's a toss-up. I just remembered how Sam (Leslie) Phillips played a promiscuous terrorist in Die Hard with a Vengeance. A toss-up, b/c Leslie at this point was eschewing the whole CCM scene, even as she was making great inroads (critically, not financially) in the secular market.

Nick

And most people I've talked to that were big Leslie Philips fans had no clue that that was the same woman in Die Hard with a Vengeance. Most had no clue that she was Sam Philips either...

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I'm just sitting here scratching my head trying to figure this combination out, and I can't. Granted, they've probably known each other for 20 years. One would imagine they're well acquainted and most likely have a friendly respect for each other. MWS was never really about making a statement as much as he was about realizing corporate worship; Taylor was never really "churchy" at all, and made hundreds of statements, most aimed directly at the church itself. It seems, no matter how well acquainted they've become, that they do not share the same path, and that if MWS were to really get on The Steve Train, he might actually lose some respect from his crowd. (This is assuming, as I do, right or wrong I do not know, that "his crowd" is made up of more evangelical minded Christians who are not as open to some of the statements Taylor has, for years made.)

-s.

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This is the leading vote-getter for favorite poster (among 3 choices). It's the most 'religious' of the three, and leads in the voting by a wide margin.

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This is the leading vote-getter for favorite poster (among 3 choices). It's the most 'religious' of the three, and leads in the voting by a wide margin.

Is it me or does that Bible seem really BIG?

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I know this thread is about Taylor's film, but since we talked about CCM artists in film, I thought I'd add this tidbit here...

On Amy Grant's website bio I read:

...It was also in 1999 that Amy tapped into her other talents and took a turn at television. She not only hosted her own prime-time network television Christmas special, Christmas to Remember, but she starred in the made-for-TV movie, A Song from the Heart. In the movie Amy played a blind music teacher searching for and finding love and meaning. In her own life, Amy did the same. In March of 2000 Amy Grant married Vince Gill, and a year later the family grew with the welcome addition of daughter Corrina Grant Gill.

Anyone seen A Song from the Heart? Was it any good?

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It's been awhile since I've seen it, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I thought it was sappy, though Grant did do a decent job acting. It was basically a feel-good Hallmark channel kind of movie, large on fluff and light on anything else.

JMO.

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In the movie Amy played a blind music teacher searching for and finding love and meaning. In her own life, Amy did the same.

Amy Grant is now a blind music teacher?

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Tim Willson wrote:

: This is the leading vote-getter for favorite poster (among 3 choices). It's the most

: 'religious' of the three, and leads in the voting by a wide margin.

Yikes. Seems the most "video cover" of the three, to me. As in, "straight to video" cover.

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One of the recurring themes in this thread is the appearance on screen of various Christian notables, esp. singers. So here's one more: Rebecca St. James in a minor role in the upcoming Rich Christiano film Unidentified.

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