Saving God is a 2008 Christian drama film written by Michael Jackson and directed by Duane Crichton. The film stars Ving Rhames, Dean McDermott and Ricardo Chavira, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 18, 2008 by Cloud Ten Pictures and Clear Entertainment.

Saving God
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Directed byDuane Crichton
Written byMichael Jackson
StarringVing Rhames
Dean McDermott
Ricardo Chavira
Clear Entertainment
Cloud Ten Pictures
Distributed byCloud Ten Pictures
Release date
  • October 18, 2008 (2008-10-18)
Running time
96 minutes


Saving God follows ex-convict turned pastor Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) as he returns to his family neighborhood to preach. As he attempts to rebuild the now crime-ridden area, he also tries to help a young drug dealer named Norris (Dwain Murphy) turn his life around.



DVD Verdict's David Johnson felt the film was "well-acted, smartly paced, realistic and surprising in its plot twists" that achieves a more realistic feel through the persuasive performances of its actors.[1] The Dove Foundation reviewer Edwin L. Carpenter considered the film to be "well written, directed and acted" and awarded the film its "Seal of family approval" and rated it "five Doves."[2] Ted Baehr of Movieguide, writing for GoFish Productions, felt the film started in a predictable fashion and that the story was weak at times, but did praise its ending. He also felt Ving Rhames' performance was "stellar".[3]


  • Best Foreign Film – Drama at the 2009 International Family Film Festival[4]
  • Best Director - Feature Narrative at the 2009 FirstGlance Hollywood 9 Awards[5]
  • Official Selection at the 2009 Real to Reel International Film Festival[6]


  1. ^ Johnson, David (2009-01-17). "Saving God". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  2. ^ Carpenter, Edwin (2008). "Saving God: One Soul at a Time". The Dove Foundation. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  3. ^ Baehr, Ted. "Saving God". Movieguide. Go Fish Productions. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  4. ^ "Saving God". International Family Film Festival. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  5. ^ "FirstGlance Hollywood 9 Awards". FirstGlance Hollywood 9 Awards. 2009. Archived from the original on May 3, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
  6. ^ "Real to Reel Festival 2009". 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-31.

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