Director: Marc Forster

Writer: Jason Keller

Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon


A former drug-dealing, biker tough guy finds God and becomes a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who have been forced to become soldiers for the brutal warlord, Joseph Koni.


In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher.


129 minutes


Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon


Marc Forster


Jason Keller


Robbie Brenner | Craig Chapman | Marc Forster | Deborah Giarratana | Gary Safady

Executive Producers

Gerard Butler | Michael Corso | Kyle Jackson | Myles Nestel | Bill O’Kane | Adi Shankar | Alan Siegal | Spencer Silna | Brad Simpson