The Preacher's Wife

The Preacher's Wife (1996)

They needed help. What they got was a miracle.

  • Genre: Family, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1996-12-13
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 213 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Penny Marshall
star 5.8/10
From 213 Ratings


Good-natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Biggs prays to God for help – which arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley.

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  • Denzel Washington

    as Dudley
  • Whitney Houston

    as Julia Biggs
  • Courtney B. Vance

    as Reverend Henry Biggs
  • Gregory Hines

    as Joe Hamilton
  • Jenifer Lewis

    as Margueritte Coleman
  • Loretta Devine

    as Beverly
  • Paul Bates

    as Saul Jeffreys
  • Justin Pierre Edmund

    as Jeremiah Biggs
  • Lionel Richie

    as Britsloe
  • Victor Williams

    as Robbie
  • Shari Headley

    as Arlene Chattan
  • Marcella Lowery

    as Anna Eldridge
  • Cissy Houston

    as Mrs. Havergal
  • Charlotte d'Amboise

    as Debbie Paige
  • Helmar Augustus Cooper

    as Johnson Keeley
  • Jernard Burks

    as Pizza Man
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Crew Miroslav Ondříček Cinematography
Editing George Bowers Editor
Art Dennis Bradford Art Direction
Directing Penny Marshall Director
Art George DeTitta Jr. Set Decoration
Writing Nat Mauldin Screenplay
Editing Stephen A. Rotter Editor
Costume & Make-Up Cynthia Flynt Costume Design
Writing Robert Nathan Novel
Directing H.H. Cooper Second Assistant Director
Writing Allan Scott Screenplay
Art Bill Groom Production Design
Sound Dennis Drummond Supervising Sound Editor