Gospel Hill

Character: Joel Herrod

Directed by: Giancarlo Esposito

Written by: Jeff Stacy, Jeffrey Pratt Gordon

Produced by: Freddy Braidy, Giancarlo Esposito, B. Billie Greif, Emerson Machtus, Cerise Hallam, Scott M. Rosenfelt

Cast Members: Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Adam Baldwin

Released date: August 21, 2009

Genre: Drama

Jack Herrod (Tom Bower), the racist former sheriff of a South Carolina town, is dying of cancer. Decades ago, when a civil rights activist (Samuel L. Jackson) was murdered on Herrod's streets, he neglected to investigate the case. The activist's brother (Danny Glover), now retired, has retreated into solitude and bitterness. His wife (Angela Bassett), however, is prepared to take on the greedy land developers who want to destroy their neighborhood in order to build a golf course.

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  • Only the power of hell can help them.
  • Four have the power. One will stop at nothing to possess it.
  • To save the future, they must battle their past.
  • In 1692, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family lusting for more, was banished, their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now.


  • Pogue’s name as written on his student I.D. is actually Nicholas Parry. However, during the opening credits, flashes of the Spenser yearbook go across the screen. In the year book, Pogue’s name shows Christopher Parry.
  • Two members of the Covenant cast would later star in Marvel movies (Disney did not own the rights to X-Men at that time). Taylor Kirsh played Remy LaBeau (aka: Gambit) in “X-Men Origin: Wolverine” in 2009. Sabastian Stan would go on to make several of the Captain America/Avengers movies as Bucky Barnes (aka: The Winter Soldier) starting in 2011.
  • Caleb’s parents are Evelyn and William Danvers III, Pogue’s parents are Beatrice and Wayne Parry, Reid’s parents are Meredith and Joseph Garwin, and Tyler’s parents are Rosalind and Glenn Sims.

Character Quotes

  • [slapping down a twenty]  Boys, that girl hasn’t worn panties since she was twelve. [a gust of wind blows the girl’s skirt up, revealing no panties. Pogue walks off with the money, smirking, and hands it to the bartender]  Keep the change, man.
  • Come on, Caleb. It’s not like it’s going to kill us… yet.