The Fighting Temptations

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Overview

Director Jonathan Lynn followed up the surprise hit The Whole Nine Yards with this musical comedy starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Gooding plays Darrin, a shallow New York advertising executive, who travels to a small town in the deep south upon receiving word that his aunt has passed away and left him a sizable inheritance. But once Darrin gets into town, he is informed that he will only receive the money if he successfully leads a local gospel group to victory at an upcoming competition. Reluctant...
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Overview

Director Jonathan Lynn followed up the surprise hit The Whole Nine Yards with this musical comedy starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Gooding plays Darrin, a shallow New York advertising executive, who travels to a small town in the deep south upon receiving word that his aunt has passed away and left him a sizable inheritance. But once Darrin gets into town, he is informed that he will only receive the money if he successfully leads a local gospel group to victory at an upcoming competition. Reluctant but strapped for cash, Darrin takes on the task of finding the best singers in town and shaping the group up. Along the way, he becomes acclimated to the town with the help of his cousin Lucius Mike Epps and meets Lilly Beyoncé Knowles, a single mother who not only possesses an incredible voice but also the ability to warm Darrin's cold heart. Along with Knowles, the supporting cast features a number of other real musicians, including Faith Evans, Melba Moore, Angie Stone, Montell Jordan, and The O'Jays.
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Special Features

Closed-Caption 8 Extended Music Numbers 7 Extended Scenes Theatrical Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929304448
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,997

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cuba Gooding Jr. Darrin Fox
Beyoncé Knowles Lilly
Melba Moore Bessie
Mike Epps Lucius
Shirley Caesar Rev. Shirley Caesar
La Tanya Richardson Paulina Pritchett
Steve Harvey Miles the DJ
Montell Jordan Eric
T Bone Bee-Z Briggs
Chloe Bailey Young Terri
Faith Evans Maryann Hill
Eric Nolan Grant Samuel
Mickey Jones Scooter
Eddie Levert Joseph
Rue McClanahan Mrs. Stringer
L. John Myers Homer T.
Ann Nesby Aunt Sally Walker
Wendell Pierce Reverend Lewis
Mickey Rooney
Dave Sheridan Corny Dog
Angie Stone Alma
Darrell Vanterpool Dean
Nigel Washington Young Darrin
Walter Williams Frank
Mitchah Williams Jimmy B.
Wanda Williams Lilly
Walter Williams Frank
Lil' Zane Jume Bug
Technical Credits
Jonathan Lynn Director
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Cate Bangs Art Director
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
David Gale Producer
Shawnette Heard Choreography
Michael Hilkene Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Hirsch Editor
Elizabeth Hunter Original Story, Screenwriter
Jimmy Jam Score Composer
Loretha C. Jones Producer
Susan K. Lewis Co-producer
Terry Lewis Score Composer
Benny Medina Executive Producer
Saladin K. Patterson Screenwriter
Victoria Paul Production Designer
Jeff Pollack Producer
Robi Reed-Humes Casting
Eartha Robinson Choreography
Matthew Rowland Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Momita Sengupta Co-producer
Diana Stoughton Set Decoration/Design
Van Toffler Executive Producer
Tierre Turner Associate Producer
Tracey White Costumes/Costume Designer
Big Jim Wright Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Fighting Temptations
1. Chapter 1 [5:31]
2. Chapter 2 [1:32]
3. Chapter 3 [2:08]
4. Chapter 4 [5:58]
5. Chapter 5 [:07]
6. Chapter 6 [7:39]
7. Chapter 7 [:23]
8. Chapter 8 [6:36]
9. Chapter 9 [2:16]
10. Chapter 10 [4:48]
11. Chapter 11 [1:43]
12. Chapter 12 [6:32]
13. Chapter 13 [:47]
14. Chapter 14 [4:25]
15. Chapter 15 [2:12]
16. Chapter 16 [1:54]
17. Chapter 17 [5:18]
18. Chapter 18 [:44]
19. Chapter 19 [7:25]
20. Chapter 20 [:30]
21. Chapter 21 [6:17]
22. Chapter 22 [:13]
23. Chapter 23 [6:55]
24. Chapter 24 [5:51]
25. Chapter 25 [1:52]
26. Chapter 26 [4:38]
27. Chapter 27 [3:55]
28. Chapter 28 [4:35]
29. Chapter 29 [:05]
30. Chapter 30 [6:11]
31. Chapter 31 [:25]
32. Chapter 32 [5:13]
33. Chapter 33 [:31]
34. Chapter 34 [3:40]
35. Chapter 35 [3:40]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Fighting Temptations
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    Awesome movie! I absolutely loved the gospel music, including the musical numbers included in the special features section. I loved the religious tone of this movie - but it wasn't "preachy". Cuba Gooding was GREAT - so animated! And who knew Beyonce was such a great actress! Just a great, feel-good movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A surprise hit

    This was a really good movie. It is fun to watch, the music is inspiring and beautiful enough to bring a tear to your eye. At first I thought it looked lame, but that was before I saw it. Now I can't wait to buy it. This is a definite must-see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What an uplifting movie!!!!

    This movie is a great one for everyone: the music alone is worth the price! Beyonce and Cuba come together in a wonderful casting to make the whole thing just flow. Throughout the movie I was laughing, crying with the spirit of Jesus, and singing along. It was that good! You will not regret adding this to your DVD library. This one's a keeper!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS MOVIE MAKES YOU WANNA DANCE!!!!!

    I loved this movie. Put the great acting, the warmth and the uplifting music all together and you've got the best movie of the year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I am hoping that this film will come out on Video

    This is a wonderful film and everyone should see it at least once. Once you see it you will want to see it again. Please put it on Video for those of us that have VCR'S so we can buy it and take it home and watch it over and over. Thanks!

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