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Written by Eric Tiansay   
Thursday, 24 September 2009 02:45 PM America/New_York

Real-life ministries run by two brothers form the basis of Set Apart, an inspirational family film with a cast including Shaft star Richard Roundtree was released this week in Christian bookstores by Provident Films.

The famous actor appears as J.T., a friend of rodeo-riding ministry partners Randy and Heidi Gunn, who use their Western skills on horseback and with guns to share the gospel at cowboy events across the country.

They appear as themselves in the movie, which sees them taking on four troubled inner-city youngsters referred by The Power Company Kids ministry run by Randy's brother, John, and his wife, Michele--the two portrayed by John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard) and Jennifer O'Neill (Summer of '42).

Mixing drama and comedy, the 96-minute film--distributed by Provident-Integrity Distribution--follows the quartet's adventures as they learn new skills and values and endeavor to make new starts. The movie is aimed at families "hungry for entertainment that opens kids and adults to a positive experience and a good message," said Kris Fuhr, marketing vice president for Provident Films.

Through their GunnPoint organization, Randy--known as "The Pistol Packin' Preacher"--and Heidi--dubbed "Straight Arrow"--lead cowboy services at rodeo events and have both earned mounted shooting trophies. They also sing, and have won several inspirational country music awards.