RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Based on best-selling book “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon,” by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, McQueen’s little-known story of redemption unfolds in the film Steve McQueen: American Icon, released on DVD and Digital HD Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Steve McQueen’s name is synonymous with the word “cool,” and for many years the iconic actor who starred in films such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, was the highest-paid star in Hollywood. However, few people knew that later in his life McQueen began a spiritual journey that led to his embrace of the Christian faith.
Presented by American Icon Films LLC, Erwin Brothers Entertainment (Woodlawn, Moms’ Night Out) partnered with Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries to tell the story of Steve McQueen you’ve never heard before.
“In many ways, our lives ran in parallel,” says Laurie. “We both had troubled early years, fathers that left home, we were both raised by a single mother and we both got into more than a little trouble. Our stories diverge around the age of twenty, when I came to faith in Jesus and McQueen went to Hollywood. Ironically, they came back together again when he became a Christian later in his life. That’s the transformational story we uncover through this amazing journey, and it’s a story McQueen, in his own words, worried he’d never be able to share with the world. Now, almost forty years after his step into heaven, he’ll finally get the chance.”
Narrated by Gary Sinise, Steve McQueen: American Icon features in-depth interviews with McQueen’s wife, model Barbara Minty McQueen, and also debuts her candid photographs from McQueen’s last years. In addition to the 110-minute documentary, Steve McQueen: American Icon DVD and digital bonus features include extended interviews with Mel Gibson and Barbara Minty McQueen, a special message from Pastor Greg Laurie, and an exclusive look at Steve McQueen’s famous 1968 Mustang GT from the movie Bullitt.
Steve McQueen is one of America’s most endearing and intriguing movie stars. On the surface McQueen had everything he could want – fame, cars, homes, and more money than he could spend in a lifetime. Follow an avid fan of the actor, Pastor Greg Laurie, as he hits the road in his mint Mustang (a replica of McQueen’s car in the classic film Bullitt), traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen’s redemption-filled final chapters. Discover this amazing, true faith journey narrated by Gary Sinise.
Based on the Book: “Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon” by Greg Laurie & Marshall Terrill
Cast: Greg Laurie, Barbara Minty McQueen, Stan Barrett and Mel Gibson
Narration By: Gary Sinise
Music By: Brent McCorkle
Editors: Ben Smallbone & Parker Adams
Producers: Jerilyn Esquibel, Josh Walsh, Paul Eaton, John Collins, Gary Zelasko
Executive Producers: Jon & Andrew Erwin, Kevin Downes, Matt Swanson, Barbara Minty McQueen, Marshall Terrill
Written By: Parker Adams, Jon Erwin, Ben Smallbone
Directed By: Jon Erwin & Ben Smallbone
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Pastor Greg Laurie serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, one of the largest churches in America; is the author of more than 70 books; hosts the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, “A New Beginning,” and GregLaurie.tv, which airs on TBN; and is the founder of Harvest Crusades, a large-scale evangelistic ministry.