Jesus Revolution Movie Sparks 1970s Vibes

Beats Hollywood Projections

Liberal Hollywood predicted far less movie goers would go see it, but “Jesus Revolution” put their projections to shame by debuting to $15.5 million from 2,475 theaters.

Heading into the weekend, the movie was expected to maybe earn $6 million.

Faith-based audiences — 59% were female and 89% were 25 or older — were charmed by “Jesus Revolution,” bestowing the film a rare “A+” CinemaScore. 

Like so many in my generation–teens of the late 1960s and early 1970s–we grew up in the turmoil of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nightly news broadcasts and media was filled with the Vietnam War, nationwide protests, civil disobedience and political turmoil.

Like today, many in our society began to lose spirit. But it was especially challenging for our youth. Some were lost and turned to drugs or other unhealthy lifestyles.

In 2023, many of us Baby Boomers can sense the same disturbing vibes, but living through it, we experienced great lessons. Once such message, repeating itself is:

When you open your heart, there’s room for everyone.

This is the tag line for the motion picture, “Jesus Revolution.” #JesusRevolutionMovie

SYNOPSIS: In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher.

Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.

Time Magazine 1969


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Kelsey Grammer as Chuck Smith and Jonathan Roumie as Lonnie Frisbee in Jesus Revolution. Photo Credit: Dan Anderson


●Joel Courtney (Greg Laurie)

●Jonathan Roumie (Lonnie Frisbee)

●Kimberly Williams Paisley (Charlene Laurie)

●Anna Grace Barlow (Cathe Laurie)

●Kelsey Grammer (Chuck Smith)

WRITTEN BY: Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn

DIRECTED BY: Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle

PRODUCED BY: Kevin Downes, Jon and Andrew Erwin, along with Josh Walsh and Daryl Lefever

HISTORY: JESUS REVOLUTION is a historical telling, bringing to life The Jesus Movement that
swept the country in the late 60’s and early 70s.



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  1. We saw it today, an awsome movie. My wife was involved in that movement in 1972. I was also, but less than her. The movie depict it perfectly. Now, it’s happening again on college campuses all over the US.

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  2. Get ready for the ride! The Jesus Love Train promised awakening! I was saved in the 70’s too; Bible studies right after school, Jesus newspapers, and this time it won’t peter out. People are desperate, even more so than then. I’m getting my “Wave If You Love Jesus” bumper sticker out that I never used ’cause I didn’t have a car! I’ve got to see this movie.

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