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In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) (1980)

In God We Tru$t (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 26 September 1980 (USA)
Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

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Marty Feldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Feldman ... Brother Ambrose
Peter Boyle ... Dr. Sebastian Melmoth
Louise Lasser ... Mary
Richard Pryor ... G.O.D.
Andy Kaufman ... Armageddon T. Thunderbird
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Abbot Thelonious
Severn Darden ... Priest
Eddie Parks
Stephanie Ross Stephanie Ross
Richard Roth Richard Roth ... (as Richard A. Roth)
Barbara Ann Grimes Barbara Ann Grimes ... (as Barbara Ann Walters)
John J. Koshel John J. Koshel
Peter Koshel Peter Koshel
Lynda Chase Lynda Chase ... (as Lynda Chase-Chankin)
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... (as Brayton 'Bob' Yerkes)
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Storyline

Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually petitions G.O.D. for the cash. Written by Lyte

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This is Brother Ambrose. Lead him not into temptation. For he's sure to follow.

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In God We Tru$t See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,008,150, 28 September 1980

Gross USA:

$5,215,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,215,015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The slogan of the Church of the Divine Profit (CDP) was "Truth is Booty". See more »

Goofs

Whilst Brother Ambrose is holding onto the crane hook and being lifted into the air a support wire is visible, attached from the hook to the front top of Brother Ambrose's habit. See more »

Quotes

Brother Ambrose: Oh and by the way, I think I love you. Do you mind?
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God's Gonna See You Do It
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Decent parody of hypocritical religious sects
9 December 1999 | by brooksfilmsSee all my reviews

Marty Feldman got another chance to write and direct a movie, and this one is a little less funny. Still, it provides a humorous view of televangelists and other religious organizations in their neverending pursuit of money over spirituality. Andy Kaufman, as televangelist Armageddon T. Thunderbird, is simply brilliant (which is not always the word used to describe him) and Feldman, Lasser, and Boyle also provide vivid characterizations. I enjoyed this film, even though Feldman gave Richard Pryor very little to do and the film runs out of steam near the end. Nevertheless, there are some big laughs, and any fans of Feldman should enjoy. Definitely worthwhile renting if you can find it. Not quite on the level as the equally irreverent "Life of Brian," but is quite good, too. My rating: 7/10 stars.


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