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CONTEST: Win 'Machine Gun Preacher' Prizes

Gerard Butler stars in this true-story adaptation about Sam Childers' redemptive journey from a hardened criminal to a life-saving missionary.
Machine Gun Preacher, which stars Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan, hits theaters nationwide on September 23. We're celebrating this drama based on a true story with a new contest, where we're giving away such prizes as a one-year Netflix subscription, Sam Childers' memoir which the movie is based on, posters, and CD soundtracks. You know these prizes will go fast, so enter this contest today.

Machine Gun Preacher Giveaway

Winners Receive:




HERE'S HOW TO WIN!


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In this inspirational true story, Machine Gun Preacher is about Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster's (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland) moving story of violence and redemption.

When ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers (Butler) makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it's most needed-in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces youngsters to become soldiers before they even reach their teens.

But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA's intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives-and eventually his own. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease and enslavement, Machine Gun Preacher also stars Michelle Monaghan (Due Date), Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper's Penguins), Academy Award nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Souleymane Sy Savane (Damages).

Machine Gun Preacher was released September 23rd, 2011 and stars Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon, Ryan Campos, Joshua Drew, Madeline Carroll, Souleymane Sy Savane. The film is directed by Marc Forster.


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Comments (50)

  1. Benny Brajole

    I am the ultimately movie fan, and want a 1 yr subscription to netflix. Thanks!

    3 years agoby @Benny-BrajoleFlag

  2. Alexander Alzona

    I would love to win because I would finally win something! I love netfilx it is very versatile.

    3 years agoby @Alexander-AlzonaFlag

  3. kristy guillen

    I wud love to win because I think he's an amazing actor. All his films are great works of art. But if I don't win. I have something I wud like to give him for his b-day..... It's just sitting n my garage and I'm sure he may just like my Harley :-p

    3 years agoby @kristy-guillen-46763075Flag

  4. Pamelab1

    Would luv to win....so I have something to do this winter....watching movies from netflix.

    3 years agoby @pamelab1Flag

  5. Kristy Guillen

    I wud love to win because I think he's an amazing actor. All his films are great works of art. But if I don't win. I have something I wud like to give him for his b-day..... It's just sitting n my garage and I'm sure he may just like my Harley :-p

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  6. Kristy Guillen

    I have most of his movies and I think he Realy takes on the roles perfectly! I wud love to win because I think he's an amazing actor. All his films are great works of art. But if I don't win. I have something I wud like to give him for his b-day..... It's just sitting n my garage and I'm sure he may just like my Harley :-).

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  7. Brett Wagner

    I was inspired by the movie and am thinking about helping some kids out or a charity close to me

    3 years agoby @Brett-WagnerFlag

  8. Jj Craig

    I was told if I don't win this contest,Gerard Butler will come and beat me up.

    3 years agoby @Jj-CraigFlag

  9. Kristy Guillen

    I have most of his movies and I think he Realy takes on the roles perfectly! I wud love to win because I think he's an amazing actor. All his films are great works of art. But if I don't win. I have something I wud like to give him for his b-day..... It's just sitting n my garage and I'm sure he may just like my Harley :-).

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  10. Shamilt222

    would be great to win

    3 years agoby @shamilt222Flag

  11. LynnMarie Lupe-Martini

    I believe The princes should be mine cause I am a godly lady who likes helping people who would like to get involved with Sam Childers helping people

    3 years agoby @LynnMarie-Lupe-MartiniFlag

  12. Mellonmindy23

    I want the Netflix subscription!!!! I need to catch up with the times and watch all the "classic" movies I've never seen!

    3 years agoby @mellonmindy23Flag

  13. Vestalis Roman Vesta

    Winning these prizes would be a way of carrying the message of the film "Machine Gun Preacher" with me, always. I admire the courage and the choice that Sam Childers had to change his life so intensily, and seize the path of fighting for a goal in which he believed in: the use of the Christian message to rescue desperate people. The film and the book show us the true story, and the soundtrack lifts our sensibility to achieve higher and greater feelings.

    3 years agoby @vestalisFlag

  14. Denise Carlson

    I could really use the Netflix prize. Thanks!

    3 years agoby @dcarlsonFlag

  15. Kristy Guillen

    I wud love to win because I think he's an amazing actor. All his films are great works of art. But if I don't win. I have something I wud like to give him for his b-day..... It's just sitting n my garage and I'm sure he rides Harleys :-).

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  16. WHOOPLA

    A year of free movies would be a wonderful win, when so many of us do not have that extra money for fun stuff.

    3 years agoby @whooplaFlag

  17. Hypervalor

    I would like to win this because I love true stories, especially when the individual is unique like Sam Childer. I also enjoy comparing the literary work to the film.

    3 years agoby @HypervalorFlag

  18. Kristy Guillen

    I wud love to win because I think he's an amazing actor. All his films are great works of art. But if I don't win. I have something I wud like to give him for his b-day..... It's just sitting n my garage and I'm sure he rides Harleys :-).

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  19. Kristy Guillen

    I've been able to catch parts of the movie from his appearances of shows and articles I've read on the web. I would love to win some of his memorabilia to go w my collection of movies n magazines. He's an amazing actor and any one will be lucky to win! Good luck all :-)!

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  20. Annette Taylor

    I love Gerard Butler.

    3 years agoby @Annette-TaylorFlag

  21. A30rpr

    IT SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY GOOD MOVIE

    3 years agoby @a30rprFlag

  22. Eva Vasquez Moreno

    I hope Kristy Guillen wins!!!! Good luck girl!! :D

    3 years agoby @Eva-Vasquez-MorenoFlag

  23. Kristy Guillen

    I've been able to catch parts of the movie from his appearances of shows and articles I've read on the web. I would love to win some of his memorabilia to go w my collection of movies n magazines. He's an amazing actor and any one will be lucky to win! Good luck all :-)!

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  24. MosserMan27

    I should win it because I never win anything for a sweepstakes or anything plus I think Gerard Butler is an awesome actor

    3 years agoby @mosserman27Flag

  25. Susie1326

    I would love to win these prizes because Sam Childers' story is so inspirational and I can't wait to see Gerard Butler bring this awesome true story to life on screen. I'm also a huge fan of Gerard Butler and am grateful he's sharing his gift of acting with us. I'm planning on buying Mr. Childers' book so winning it would be an added bonus. I have a great respect for Mr. Childers, his faith & unwavering determination.

    3 years agoby @susie1326Flag

  26. ID

    Why do I want these prizes? Simple it would be nice to have some memorabilia about a movie that isn't just a shoot'em up fest. Rather is is a story of someone willing to make some sacrifices to do some good in the world. There should be more stories and people like that.

    3 years agoby @idFlag

  27. Kristy Guillen

    I would love to win something..... I think i should win because I wanted to audition for THIS movie and I never got a responce from my agent. Maybe some miss communication but I didn't get my chance and maybe never will get to meet him. But if I won at least the poster.... I can add that to my collection of magazine's and movies I have of him :-). Thank U from a Big Fan :-D!!!!

    3 years agoby @Kristy-GuillenFlag

  28. Guinness Tart

    I have been a fan of Gerry Butler's ever since I saw him in Phantom of the Opera. He is an amazing actor and human being. Its because of him that I have made a wonderful group of very close friends who are also fans. I would love to win one or some of the prizes not only for myself but for them as well.

    3 years agoby @Guinness-TartFlag

  29. Honey34567

    Just saw the movie last night and got the opportunity to meet Sam Childers.. He's so passionate about his work in Africa and around the world. It would be interesting to read the book to read more of his view and less of Hollywood's take on events

    3 years agoby @honey34567Flag

  30. Joseph Tate

    a year of netflix. That's a lot of movies. Please pick me!

    3 years agoby @Joseph-TateFlag

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