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Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers take refuge in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, a lonely woman, an estranged couple and a teen runaway, they appear to have nothing in common. But the Christlike proprietor seems strangely all-knowing and... Read More

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Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers take refuge in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, a lonely woman, an estranged couple and a teen runaway, they appear to have nothing in common. But the Christlike proprietor seems strangely all-knowing and offers more than temporary nourishment.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, The Encounter is a mysterious conversation that will leave them all changed in the end.

Stars Steve Sting Borden, Bruce Marchiano and Jaci Velasquez.

Product Details:
Dove Family-Approved for ages 12 and up.
Not Rated
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 85 minutes
Released: 05/2011
  • Product type: Video
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: May 3, 2011
  • UPC: 893261001394
  • Height: 0.50
  • Width: 5.40
  • Length: 7.60
  • Runtime: 85 Minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Language: English
  • Volumes/Discs: 1

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One of my ALL-TIME FAVORITES, Christian orotherwise by mark on 12/23/2016

I struggle with my faith maybe too often. This movie never fails to bring me back around. Solid acting. Seemingly impossible plot made believable. I need to have Kleenex nearby, in a good way

Jesus really loves you by Mike on 11/21/2016

This was a precious movie showing how much Jesus loves you and me. I will show this many times in my home to groups and friends.

A must have movie by Barbara on 8/21/2016

This was a great movie. You won't regret getting this one for your collection.

I LOVE this movie!!!!!! by Nancy on 3/13/2014

This movie has helped me tremendously!! It is so very encouraging!!! When I feel down and in despair, I just watch this movie an1d Jesus always encourages me and helps me feel better about myself and He gives me hope to not give up. I especially enjoy what Jesus tells the young girl who is running away from home because she was so badly abused and she doesn't know what to do with her life. This movie addresses the subject about abuse so well, it is a very healing movie for any abused woman. Bruce Marchiano did a great job in this movie. It is one of my very favorite movies of all time!

Perfect for a first Christian movie by Richard on 1/30/2014

As a very recent believer, I watched this movie and loved it! The theme is genius and the way they get to the plot is great, Jesus even has a name tag. Although the movie is not a Hollywood blockbuster (Thank GOD!) it is entertaining and yet the message of how we are all part of God's plan will touch those who watch it.

great way to let God into your living room by chris on 12/1/2012

This is by far my favorite movie. It allows you to put your feet into everyones shoes, even Jesus' and feel each persons pain, and relate it to your own life. Jesus' love for each person, and His sacrifice are revealed as His insight into others lives cuts to the heart of each person, bringing out our humilty, pride, and fear.

Better than "Titanic", "Harry Potter", and "The Godfather" ! by Al on 11/21/2012

Let's put it this way; EVERY young non believer I've given this movie to as a gift (and that's a lot of people) - loved it. They found it enlightenting, inspiring, and life changing. They learned things they did not know they did not know.

Targets many scenarios by kay on 10/17/2012

There is something for everyone to connect to in this story.
It shows how decisions people make effect the outcome of life. The movie shows how others treat you can effect you throughout your life whether you realize it or not. It was a thought provoking movie for all ages and touch on various lifestyles.

Fantastic by Redeemed on 10/12/2012

My family has watched this movie continuously and with every view we have been able to take away something new.
I love the way in which they shown the light of Jesus, how He speaks in truth and with direction and conviction. There is no "making someone feel comfortable". They show the truth of how much Jesus loves us and wants us to Himself. We have been blessed by this movie.

loved it by Pat on 10/7/2012

you just never know.

Sorry I really didn't like this. by Julie on 9/27/2012

I really wanted to like this movie. I purchased it after reading all the great reviews. Sadly, I did not like it. It was very slow paced. I did not like the actor's portrayal of Jesus. He came across as a bit of a wimp. There was very little character development for any of the characters. At one point "Jesus" says that he is only there for the angry businessman because the of the man's grandmother's prayers for him. Really? Jesus isn't there because he loves the man and wants to save him? The situations presented were too easily and quickly resolved. The one I was most invested in, the divorcing couple, was just brushed off with a quick "pray about it." This was very disappointing.

Awesome Film by Brittney on 9/17/2012

Great Film! very up-lifting.

Awesome Film! by brittney on 9/17/2012

5 stars! Great Film

Awesome Movie!! by Nicholas on 9/12/2012

Awesome Christian Movie!! I cried so much too!! I hope alot of unsaved people will watch this movie and get saved!! Praise the Lord for that!!

Fabulous movie by Dondi on 9/11/2012

This movie is so wonderful. I have teenagers and they really like it alot

Amazing by Godsgirl on 9/4/2012

Loved the actor portraying Jesus. Filled with compassion and love. Great learning tool for both believers and non-believers.

Great Movie!!! by Godsgirl333 on 8/29/2012

My family Loved the movie. we are watching it again and then sharing the movie with relatives. cant wait to see part 2

By Far the Best!! by stangchick on 8/29/2012

I was in the Family Christian store and was ready to check out , when my sister said you have to get this movie and watch it. she said her kids loved it and so I got the movie and my kids are ages , 14 and 17 and they liked the movie so much that we are watching it again tonite. Great Movie! cant wait to see part 2

Absolutely great movie!!! by Stephanie on 8/29/2012

I watch this movie with my boyfriend who I have been praying to come to God ... He loved the movie & I watched it again with my 13 year old & 7 year old both understood it , sparked awesome conversations & it answered many questions for all of us too ! Definate must have !!!

One of the best I've seen by Great-Grandma Rene' on 8/29/2012

I, along with my family & friends, found this movie amazing. I've watched it AT LEAST 2 dozen times and loaned it out to others to share with their families. They will be thrilled to find it on sale; I even plan to buy a second copy as I usually find myself wanting to watch it when it's loaned out. Looking forward to the release of the sequel, Encounter II, Paradise Lost, due for release 9/18/12. It is said to be "definitely darker and more violent than the original" but I do want to see it.

Imagine Jesus as a friend in human form. by Saved Foever on 5/12/2012

I watched this movie with my 15 year old and her friend, the conversations this movie sparked where amazing. It gave us an opportunity to imagine what it would be like if Jesus where here in human form and how it would be to converse with Him.

GREAT MOVIE!!!! by ycnc on 2/13/2012

This was a great movie. There were situations that most people could identify with even those who choose not to believe. It's about choices we make in life and choosing Jesus is always the right choice! Everyone I've shared this movie with loved it.

great by restareaman on 2/5/2012

this movie is well worth the time to watch, really enjoyed it

Great movie by Lisa on 1/27/2012

This is a really good movie. I have watched it at least 6 times, and I don't usually like to watch movies over and over. The actor who plays Jesus is really good at showing how Jesus would respond with compassion and patience. I recommend this movie.

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