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The Fighting Temptations (17-Sep-2003)

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Writers: Elizabeth Hunter; Saladin K. Patterson

Score by: Jimmy Jam; Terry Lewis; James "Big Jim" Wright

Producers: David Gale; Loretha Jones; Jeff Pollack

Keywords: Comedy, Inheritance

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Yolanda Adams
27-Aug-1962   Gospel singer, Open My Heart
Mike Epps
18-Nov-1970   Next Friday
Faith Evans
10-Jun-1973   Notorious B.I.G.'s widow
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
2-Jan-1968   Show him the money already
Steve Harvey
23-Nov-1956   The Steve Harvey Show
Beyonce Knowles
4-Sep-1981   Former Destiny's Child frontwoman
Faizon Love
14-Jun-1968   Friday
Dakin Matthews
7-Nov-1940   Character actor
Rue McClanahan
21-Feb-1934 3-Jun-2010 Blanche on The Golden Girls
Donnie McClurkin
9-Nov-1959   Gospel singer, former homosexual
Melba Moore
29-Oct-1945   Lift Every Voice and Sing
Wendell Pierce
8-Dec-1962   Det. Moreland on The Wire
LaTanya Richardson
21-Oct-1949   Actress/wife of Samuel L. Jackson
Angie Stone
18-Dec-1961   Mahogany Soul


Cuba Gooding, Jr.   ...   Darrin Hill
Beyonce Knowles   ...   Lilly
Mike Epps   ...   Lucius
Faith Evans   ...   Maryann Hill
Steve Harvey   ...   Miles Smoke
Wendell Pierce   ...   Rev. Lewis
LaTanya Richardson   ...   Paulina Pritchett
Dave Sheridan   ...   Bill
Angie Stone   ...   Alma
Rue McClanahan   ...   Nancy Stringer
Melba Moore   ...   Bessie Cooley
Rev. Shirley Caesar   ...   Herself
Montell Jordan   ...   Johnson
T-Bone   ...   Bee-Z Biggs
Dakin Matthews   ...   Mr. Fairchild
Lou Myers   ...   Homer T.
Mickey Jones   ...   Scooter
Zane Copeland, Jr.   ...   Derek
Ann Nesby   ...   Aunt Sally Walker
Lourdes Benedicto   ...   Rosa Lopez
Mitchah Williams   ...   Jimmy B.
The O'Jays
Eddie Levert, Sr.   ...   Joseph
Walter Williams, Sr.   ...   Frank
Eric Nolan Grant   ...   Samuel
Nigel Washington   ...   Little Darrin
Chloe Bailey   ...   Little Lilly
Demetress Long   ...   Church Usher
Rosalie Washington   ...   Faye Jenkins
Ricky Dillard   ...   Choir Director
Richie Dye   ...   Private Investigator
Wilbur Fitzgerald   ...   L&G Representative
Daphne Duplaix   ...   Tiffany
Joanie Fox   ...   Waitress
Enoch King   ...   Man Playing Poker
Jill Jane Clements   ...   Train Attendant
James E. Gaines   ...   Lilly's Grandfather
Vince Canlas   ...   Simon
Nicky Buggs   ...   Sarah
Gene Conyers   ...   Funeral Choir Director
Lou Walker   ...   Man in Church
Mechelle McCain   ...   Girl in Nightclub
Bilal   ...   Nightclub Singer
Kioka Hampton Carter   ...   "Amazing Grace" Auditioner
Justin Mark Caudill   ...   Goofy Auditioner
Steven Patrick Huie   ...   Goofy Auditioner
Chuck Larkin   ...   Saw & Nose Flute Auditioner
Roger Greene, Jr.   ...   Gangsta Rapper
Karl D'Wayne Gardner   ...   "Isn't She Lovely" Auditioner
Udoka Valentine Ndubisi   ...   Kano
Darrell Vanterpool   ...   Dean
John Wesley Chatham   ...   Cashier
Mae Middleton   ...   Tasha
L. Warren Young   ...   Guard
Faizon Love   ...   Prison Warden
Rashawn Worthen   ...   First Prison Guard
Chris Cole   ...   Lightfoot
James Van Harper   ...   Prison Guard at Church
Stephanie Bonner   ...   Ramiyah
Tracy Bryant   ...   Ramiyah
Delaurian Burton   ...   Ramiyah
Sherise Staten   ...   Ramiyah
Debra Calloway Duke   ...   Gospel Explosion Page
Yolanda Adams   ...   Herself
Donnie McClurkin   ...   Himself
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Clarence Fountain   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
Jimmy Carter   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
George Scott   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
Eric McKinnie   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
Joey Williams   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
Caleb Butler   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
Tracy Pierce   ...   The Blind Boys of Alabama
Mary Mary
Erica Campbell   ...   Mary Mary
Trecina Campbell   ...   Mary Mary


Review by anonymous (posted on 21-Jun-2005)

I thought this was the greatest musically based movie yet. Just the idea of having so many talented singers in one church choir, is amazing! Cuba Gooding didn't have to have any musical experience to make this group a hit! The O'Jays, Beyonce, Angie Stone, Montell Jordan, Melba Moore... any choir director should get so lucky! The storyline was realistic, too! From Faith Evans being pushed out of the church choir, to her grown-up son (Cuba Gooding) coming back to take them to the championships. My heart races everytime I watch this movie. I would love to walk into a barbershop and have the O'Jays do an acapella for my son! An absolute joy to watch!

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