The Preacher's Wife

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Overview

An angel wonders if love can be Heaven on Earth in this family-themed romantic fantasy. Rev. Henry Biggs Courtney B. Vance is the pastor of a struggling Baptist church in a poor section of New York City. Biggs is devoted to serving his flock and his community, but things are not easy; membership is down, money is tight, the furnace is broken, and real estate mogul Joe Hamilton Gregory Hines wants to buy the property and put up condominiums. The strain is taking its toll on Biggs' marriage to his childhood ...
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Overview

An angel wonders if love can be Heaven on Earth in this family-themed romantic fantasy. Rev. Henry Biggs Courtney B. Vance is the pastor of a struggling Baptist church in a poor section of New York City. Biggs is devoted to serving his flock and his community, but things are not easy; membership is down, money is tight, the furnace is broken, and real estate mogul Joe Hamilton Gregory Hines wants to buy the property and put up condominiums. The strain is taking its toll on Biggs' marriage to his childhood sweetheart Julia Whitney Houston, and in a moment of desperation, he prays to the Lord for help. The prayer is answered in the form of Dudley Denzel Washington, an angel sent to earth to assist Biggs. The preacher doesn't believe that Dudley is a divine being, but he'll take any help he can get, while Julia, who thinks that Dudley is just another community volunteer, welcomes him into their home. However, Dudley is sidetracked in his earthly mission when he finds himself falling in love with Julia. Leading lady Whitney Houston takes the opportunity to sing several gospel numbers along the way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2012
  • UPC: 786936825688
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Touchstone / Disney
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 2:04:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 51,648

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Dudley
Whitney Houston Julia Biggs
Courtney Vance Rev. Henry Biggs
Gregory Hines Joe Hamilton
Justin Pierre Edmund Jeremiah Biggs
Jenifer Lewis Margueritte Coleman
Paul Bates Saul Jeffreys
Jernard Burks Pizza Man
Darvel Davis Jr. Hakim
Loretta Devine Beverly
Lionel Richie Britsloe
William James Stiggers Jr. Billy Eldridge
Technical Credits
Penny Marshall Director
Elliot Abbott Executive Producer
Leonardo Bercovici Screenwriter
Timothy M. Bourne Co-producer
George Bowers Editor
Dennis Bradford Art Director
Debra Martin Chase Co-producer
Cynthia Flynt Costumes/Costume Designer
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Producer
Robert Greenhut Executive Producer
Bill Groom Production Designer
Paula Herold Casting
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Amy Lemisch Co-producer
Nat Mauldin Screenwriter
Miroslav Ondrícek Cinematographer
Stephen A. Rotter Editor
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Robert E. Sherwood Original Story
Barrie Thomas Asst. Director
Mervyn Warren Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect Christmas movie

    I had been looking for this movie for a long time after watching it every Christmas for several years. Lost track of it and now have found it to play to my hearts content.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Must See For The Holidays

    This movie is entertaining from the very beginning, with a well known cast that makes the story enjoyable, while keeping your attention to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    I can't wait until christmas to see the movie. Penny Marshall did justice to the original. A must see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2003

    Like attending church

    When my wife and I first went we felt some what guilty because we went on a Sunday evening. However after going we definitely felt we had been to church. The movie is much better than the original The Bishops Wife. That is rare as most remakes fall far short of the original. Great family entertainment.

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