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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.
Why Is The Second Chance Rated PG-13?
The Second Chance is rated PG-13 for some drug references.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Second Chance...
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.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Second Chance.
The independent film, Diary of a City Priest tells the story of a Catholic minister who also services in an inner city neighborhood. Another film featuring the vocal talents of Christian musical artists is The Gospel. The message that, “God is a God of Second Chances” appears as well in the crisp animation, Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Second Chance...
Audiences will get The Second Chance to see this limited release film with this DVD release. Audio commentary is provided by director Steve Taylor and actors Michael W. Smith and
jeff obafemi carr. Other extras include deleted scenes (with commentary by Steve Taylor), The Second Chance FAQ File, and the theatrical trailer. Also provided are a behind-the-scenes featurette, Beyond the making of The Second Chance, the J. Don Ferguson’s Story and Action!(presenting at the Gospel Music Awards). As well, Michael W. Smith performs in the music video All in the Serve.