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The Encounter

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Primary Audience:
Teens Adults Family
Christian Drama
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USA Release:
DVD: May 3, 2011
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couple on the verge of divorce

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runaway teenager



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Featuring: Bruce Marchiano … Jesus— “The Visual Bible: Matthew”
Jaci Velasquez … Melissa
Steve Borden … Nick
Nadia Alexieva … Semjase
Michael Anthony … John
Kass Connors … Officer Deville
Marc Davies … State Trooper
Danah Davis … Catherine
Madison Gibney … Kayla
Elizabeth Ince … Sadie
Monae Jackson … John’s daughter
Landa Morgoeva … John’s wife
Jamie Nieto … Hank
Director: David A.R. White
Producer: Jay Allen Richardson … executive producer
Tom Saab … executive producer
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Stranded in the middle of nowhere five strangers find themselves marooned in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman (Steve “Sting” Borden), a lonely single woman (Jaci Velazquez), a couple on the verge of divorce, and a youthful runaway all come face to face with a diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment. This genial host is a certain Nazarene (Bruce Marchiano), who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answers to all of their problems—if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will leave them all changed.”

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Positive—This movie gives us a modern day view of a possible encounter with Christ Himself, in the flesh. 5 people end up in at diner called “Last Chance Diner”. What they don’t know is, Jesus is there waiting for them to offer hope, salvation and a new life. The movie touches topics many deal with: Divorce, addictions, abuse, and empty hope.

It is wholesome, and worth seeing. This movie is wonderful, if you are looking for a family movie, or if you would like a fresh way to share Jesus with your family and friends. It doesn’t taint who Jesus is. It doesn’t twist scripture.

I wouldn’t be able to say enough good about this movie. Definitely worth seeing. The makers/creators and actors and actresses of this movie get an applause from this woman!…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 4
M. Voss, age 43 (USA)
Positive—I gotta say, for a Christian film I was pleasantly surprised on the quality. Sure they had the in your face Jesus Is The Way, but by the end of the film it even had me thinking about my walk with Christ. I loved that they had people who weren’t faith based and were still realistic.

I can’t stand when Christian films make everyone in the movie Christian-esque… meaning, nobody is realistic in the way they react to situations or scenes. I enjoyed this better than anything Kirk Cameron has been in… with the exception of “Growing Pains.”… just kidding.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 3
Martin, age 38 (USA)
Comments from young people
Positive—When I was watching this heartfelt movie, I’ve realized one thing. That I have so many mistakes that I committed unto Him. The movie really inspires me with regards my religious outlook. And the movie was really worth the time watching it, and I will recommend it in all ages. This movie was excellent.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 3½
Champ05, age 16 (Philippines)

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