Amen

Season 1 Episode 7

Sermon From the Cell

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Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Nov 22, 1986 on NBC
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Sermon From the Cell
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Rev. Gregory is jailed for giving refugees sanctuary, and the deacon is charged with contempt of court while trying to defend him.

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  • The reverend goes to court and faces charges of hiding an El Salvadoran family that the government was trying to deport. The deacon takes up his case and gets both of them thrown into the slammer.moreless

    10
    Of all the first season episodes of 'Amen,' this one has some of the best dialogue. The speech that Clifton Davis gives to the fellow inmate is exceptional. It shows that this program can truly soar to great heights when it combines humor and serious religious drama. It helps that Davis is a real-life minister, and the Sunday morning sermon in the jail cell is perhaps the show's most inspiring moment (taking a cue from Dr. Martin Luther King). It's too bad they never did a 'best of Amen' retrospective show, for this scene would definitely have had to be included. Sherman Hemsley is also great trying to act tough in jail and does a wonderful job as always with the comic relief.moreless
  • Heck in a Cell

    8.0
    One of the bretter episode of "Amen" has Rev. Gregory and Deacon fly thrown in the big house. Gregory for aiding a group of refugees and Deacon Fly for comtempt of court for defending him. while there, they meet Willie. Ajail inmate. Onbe of the best scenes in the series has Rev. Gregory preaching to Willie and those who could hear him. I've been watching "Amen": on the I network and watching that show reminds me of growing up around television in the 1980's. I like the opening theme song that gets my juices. This is not only a comedy, but a comedy with a message. That episode of"Amen" is one example of giving hope to those who had no hope at all.moreless
Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis

Clifton Davis

Rev. Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford

Anna Maria Horsford

Thelma Frye

Barbara Montgomery

Barbara Montgomery

Casietta Hetebrink (1986-1990)

Roz Ryan

Roz Ryan

Amelia Hetebrink

Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston

Rolly Forbes

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