Middletown (2006)

Gabriel HunterSynopsis from IMDB:

In the front row pew, a young boy named Gabriel sits as his father and a preacher tell him: "There are certain people who are chosen by God for some special purposes of His own. And we believe you are such a one." Thus unfolds the destiny of Gabriel in Brian Kirk's riveting Middletown. After almost an entire lifetime spent in religious instruction, Gabriel returns to his small Irish town as the new preacher. But the town is full of drinking and gambling, and Gabriel's younger brother Jim and sister-in-law Caroline are no exceptions. Soon Gabriel learns that Caroline does not attend church, runs the local pub across from the church on the Sabbath, and refuses to have her child baptized. Jim, the flat-broke black sheep of the family, quickly becomes caught between his brother's beliefs and his wife's strong-mindedness. As a messenger of God, Gabriel believes he must save the townspeople, especially his brother, his sister-in-law, and the couple's unborn child. The battle for their souls brings about some surprising revelations on all sides.

Matthew Macfadyen Role:

Gabriel Hunter, a priest


Theatrical release November 3, 2006 in Ireland

Theatrical release March 2, 2007 in UK

DVD release April/May, 2007 in UK



Eclipse Middletown Website : official website (trailer is available for viewing)

Verve Pictures : official website

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Darcylicious Links:

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Middletown Interviews

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Middletown Reviews


Items for Sale:

Amazon US:
Middletown Soundtrack
Amazon UK: Middletown DVD (Region 2)