The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not ... See full summary »

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Ed. Weinberger
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Complete series cast summary:
Sherman Hemsley ...  Deacon Ernest Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Clifton Davis ...  Reverend Reuben Gregory 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Anna Maria Horsford ...  Thelma Frye 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Roz Ryan ...  Amelia Hetebrink 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Jester Hairston ...  Rolly Forbes 110 episodes, 1986-1991
Barbara Montgomery ...  Casietta Hetebrink 88 episodes, 1986-1990
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The new head of Philadelphia's First Community Church, Rev. Rueben Gregory, finds dealing with the headstrong, opinionated and unethical Deacon Ernest Frye - who works as a lawyer when not tending to church business - isn't going to make his job an easy one.

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Comedy

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TV-PG
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The First Community Church choir often sings the song "Amen", and each time, the Reverend introduces it by saying, "The choir will now sing "Amen", written by Dr. Jester Hairston." The song is a real-life hit from the 1960s, and the writer is the very same Jester Hairston who plays Rolly Forbes on the show. See more »

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Thelma Frye: [crying] I never want my children to feel so much love!
Rev. Reuben Gregory: Pregnant.
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Shine on Me
Composed by Andraé Crouch
Performed by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
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Amen! Amen! Amen!
18 October 2006 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Amen was a good sitcom. It was set in a Protestant Church led by Sherman Hemsley's character. The show had a stellar cast including Jester Hairston, Roz Ryan and Barbara Montgomery as sisters which was truly believable, Clifton Davis as the new pastor and the love of the head minister's daughter played by Anna Maria Horsford. After a while, you began to believe that this environment existed. It was set in Philadelphia which was a change of pace from New York City. Amen and 227 were usually aired on Saturday nights before Golden Girls. Amen was a well-written, acted show. It was the kind of church that I wished I belong too at times. It also showed that Sherman Hemsley was talented to hold his own show as well besides being best known as George Jefferson. He will always be George to us but we have to acknowledge that the Jeffersons did move on and prospered as well and rightfully so.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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(110 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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