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Still shot from the movie: The Second Chance.

The Second Chance

When wealthy and white Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) is assigned to work in an urban ghetto with broke and black Jake Sanders (jeff carr), the two pastors are forced to reexamine their definition of Christian love and service, as well as their personal pride and prejudice. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 16 Feb 2006
Video Release: 17 Jul 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Second Chance Rated PG-13?


This Christian movie about life on the inner-city streets covers such issues as drug trafficking, prostitution, substance abuse and gang violence. While most of these depictions are brief, they do include a gang related beating where some blood is shown, some characters being threatened with a gun, the mention of pimps and abortion, as well as a young child being used to purchase drugs. Addictions portrayed include alcoholics drinking from bottles, a character identified as a junkie, and a man with a passion for lottery tickets. A few mild swear words and some racial slurs are heard throughout, most of which are uttered by a pastor.

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