Born Again

DVD Release: January 13, 2009
Born Again


Charles Colson’s life will be radically changed during the course of Watergate as he discovers what it means to be Born Again.

As President Richard Nixon’s Special Counsel, Colson had his own office in the White House, power and prestige. After Watergate he had a prision record… and a strong faith.

In this major motion picture, Colson [played by Dean Jones] pleads guilty to Watergate-related charges and is sent to prision. The experience leaves him radically changed, and he decides to establish Prison Fellowship – a ministry that now reaches around the world.

What could transform this former White House “Hatchet Man” into a prision worker and a respected author and speaker? This inspiring and compelling movie is for anyone who has ever longed for a fresh start.

Dove Review

This movie is the inspiring true story of Chuck Colson, President Nixon’s Special Counsel member, who wound up in prison following his newly found faith in Jesus Christ. The Watergate scandal is what landed him there but his experiences led him to found Prison Fellowship, a world-wide ministry.

The ever-steady Dean Jones gives a fabulous portrayal as Colson and the rest of the cast, including Anne Francis as Colson’s wife, are excellent as well. The themes of honesty, forgiveness, and loyalty are excellently portrayed in the film.

In one touching scene in the film a friend of Colson’s, a fellow Christian, is going to ask President Ford to allow him to take Colson’s place in prison for his remaining term. This film is engaging and we are pleased to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Husband and wife kiss.
Language: D-1; Hellhole-1; Jacka**es-1; H-1; Butt-1; The name of Jesus spoken in reverence; A few names called such as "idiot" and "dummy" and "fool"; a man calls himself "nig*er" and another man uses the term.
Violence: A fight in prison; a man in a crowd spits on Colson's wife; a character is shoved in prison; a man gives another prisoner a few quick slaps for bothering another prisoner; blood seen on a few faces briefly; a man jumps a man with a knife and a little blood is briefly seen.
Drugs: A man is arrested for marijuana possession; pipe smoking.
Nudity: Shirtless men seen in shower.
Other: A man claims to be an atheist but admits he sees a change in Colson; Colson's son Chris refers to his father as a "Jesus freak" but changes his opinion later on; a man throws his pet rat on another prisoner's bed; a man's prayers are answered and he is released from prison; in a moment of despair a Christian man asks, "Do you know what it's like to be abandoned by God?" but then things work out for him; cockroaches seen on prison floor.


Company: Crown Entertainment
Writer: Walter Bloch
Director: John Shepherd
Producer: Frank Capra Jr.
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter