Charles Colson's life will be radically changed during the course of Watergate as he discovers what it means to be Born Again. As president Richard Nixon's Special Counsel, Colson had his own office in the White House, power and prestige. After Watergate he had a prision record... and a strong faith. In this major motion picture, Colson (played by Dean Jones) pleads guilty to Watergate-related charges and is sent to prision. The experience leaves him radically changed, and he decides to establish Prision Fellowship - a ministry that now reaches around the world. What could transform this former White House 'Hatchet Man' into a prision worker and a respected author and speaker? This inspiring and compelling movie is for anyone who has ever longed for a fresh start.
About the Actor
More than 30 years ago, Charles W. Colson was not thinking about reaching out to prison inmates or reforming the U.S. penal system. In fact, this aide to president Richard Nixon was 'incapable of humanitarian thought', according to the media of the mid-1970s. Colson was known as the White House 'hatchet man', a man feared by even the most powerful politicos during his four years of service to President Nixon. When news of Colson's conversion to Christianity leaked to the press in 1973, the Boston Globe reported, 'If Mr. Colson can repent of his sins, there just has to be hope for everybody'. Colson would agree. He admits he was guilty of political 'dirty tricks' and willing to do almost anything for the cause of his president and his party.