Cecil Johnson, Dean Cain, Sean Young discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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This film does it justice, pre ordered September 19th at Salem now dot com watched the movie on demand or by the DVD on Friday September 23rd at Salem now dot com that Salem now dot com Salem now dot com. Volks welcome back, did I mention dean Cain that he's going to be on the program? Did I mention that? Yeah. Well, here he is. Dean Cain, welcome back. Thank you, sir. Happy to be here. You're starring in a film right now called no vacancy, which is like it's a faith film, but it's not merely a faith film, it's not like officially a Christian film. It's a film. It's a real film, about a true story. In order to be officially a Christian film, Kevin sorbo has to be in it. I don't know if you know that. Yeah, so this is just like a regular film. It's called no vacancy. And we were just telling the audience that this is a true story. So what is the story, it's about a pastor, you play the pastor who wants to help homeless and addicted people and what does he do? He opens up like a motel, a hotel for homeless. You know, they already have a men center there doing a lot of things for the homeless, but they they're the problem is so pervasive, they need more space. And so he feels called to purchase this motel nearby owned by a family nearby and he just feels like that's the right thing to do to give these, you know, and you see examples of who the people are, whether it's Cecil Johnson, played by TC stallings, whether it's this young homeless family, this mother with two kids, who you see the people who are being helped. Do you see them in their situations? And then you see what happens when they get the help they need. And he is trying to raise money to purchase this to help the homeless and what happens. So there's three stories going on at the same time. There's the passer story. There's TC stalling story. At Cecil Johnson. And then it's told through the eyes of Randy Michaels, played by Sean young. Who is a jaded reporter who has to cover this beat and gets this story and is bored to death with it. And then starts to see what's happening though, starts to see at a city council meeting how the city planners and people around their turn against the pastor, they don't want the homeless there. They say it's like feeding cats. If your feet is straight cat, you're going to have more stray cats. We don't want that around here. And you profess to be, you know, to be Christian and want to help, yet you don't. You don't want anywhere near here. And that's what that's a big part of the problem he runs into. She's a newspaper writer. So she tells a story in the paper and that gets a lot of people paying attention. And then you get the most amazing cross section of people who step up to help. It's awesome. The moment that happens in the film is my favorite moment, of course. It's one of my favorite moments, but when everybody comes together to help, the community comes together and does what communities should. Help others. What year roughly did the true story happen? What decade are we talking about? I think this was the I want to be sure because I've done a lot of stuff since we shot this. 70s or 80s. I think it might have been the 80s. And the homelessness problem, the hub of the homelessness problem, was right there in Central Florida. Unbelievable. Now it's in California. So we should learn a thing or two from no vacancy. Yeah. Well, I'm sorry that in our previous segment talking about this, I neglected to mention Sean young. People know her from so many films. I can't even remember what I probably saw her first in the 80s and like what Blade Runner. So she's been in so many films, but it's just so cool that she is in this film, playing the reporter. And the reporter, as you say, starts out kind of cynical. Oh, completely. Completely cynical. You know, like most people, I think, unfortunately. I mean, there's there to have some cynicism walking into somebody, but then she really sees. She sees what's going on. She sees, you know, Cecil Johnson's transformation. And she sees how and he tells the story to her. And then she watches what we're trying to do with other people and she realizes that she has her own brother who is someone who's in a situation who needs to kind of help that we offer. And she actually eventually gets him that help. And it's just a wonderful, it's a wonderful story and the thing about it that still kills me is that it's all true. It really is true. And it's one of a million stories. It's kind of funny, though, that she plays this kind of cynical reporter. If I'm a casting director, I'm like cynical, Sean young. She can pull that off. I can see it. I can see her sneering. I can just see I've seen it before. I can see her do it. No, but it is true like a story like this. I know so many churches and so many pastors and so many Christians that have been involved in these kinds of things. And typically what they do is unheralded. And that's one of the reasons I'm excited about the film. By the way, folks, again, it's no vacancy as the title of the film, no vacancy. You can go to Salem now dot com, Salem now dot com. But the film is out. It's called no vacancy. And it really is important, I think, that we let people know, this is what Christians do. I mean, the blind side was a film just like that with Sandra Bullock. Christians do these things, but typically no one hears about it. And then you get these secular voices in the culture sneering that you don't do anything. You don't live out your faith. There's so many people that are living out their faith. And they're doing it right now while we're having this conversation. All across America and it's just a beautiful thing. I want to have a kind of thing that draws headlines though, you know? It's just not the kind of thing that you help people. Oh, gee. That's much more the hypocrisy of the church will always draw headlines. And that's been the narrative since we were kids. But when people are living out their faith rarely does Hollywood go in that direction, they're much more comfortable, really, with being cynical about it, and many times that's ignorance and other times it's a real animus against faith. They have bought this idea that it's phony and they're only going to portray that. We've just got seconds left, but I want to remind people folks the film is no vacancy, no vacancy movie. You can go to no vacancy movie or you can go to Salem now dot com, Salem now dot com and I want to say to dean Cain, thank you for being willing to play a positive role like this and for all that you do,.

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