PG | | Biography, Drama
Richard Rossi was offered $2 million in financing the film by Aimee Semple McPherson loyalists if he would omit from the script any reference to Aimee's two failed marriages, 1920s disappearance and death by drug overdose. He turned them down, got financing for the film himself and determined to make the film as true-to-life as possible, warts and all, resulting in church officials blasting the film as "misleading" and "disappointing" in a December 2004 article in "The Christian Examiner".
I'll show Sister Aimee heaven all night long.
When the D.A. gives his opening statement in Sister Aimee's trial, there is a large map on the wall behind him that clearly says, "Kern County, California." Her trial took place in Los Angeles County. Richard Rossi was given free use of a courthouse in Bakersfield (Kern County) by a judge who was kindly disposed toward the project and allowed free shooting on a Saturday.
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