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Glory! Glory! (1989)

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A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but colorless son. When the preacher is promoted into a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind.

Director:

Lindsay Anderson

Writers:

Stan Daniels (story), Bonny Dore (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ellen Greene ... Ruth
Richard Thomas ... Rev. Bobby Joe
James Whitmore ... Lester Babbitt
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Chet
Barry Morse ... Rev. Dan Stuckey
George Buza ... Vincent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alden ... Sen. Monteith
Philippe Ayoub Philippe Ayoub ... Aide
Paul Bardier Paul Bardier
Marcia Bennett ... Elizabeth
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Ethan
Vladimir Bondarenko Vladimir Bondarenko ... (as Wally Bondarenko)
Fred Booker Fred Booker
Sophie Brownlee Sophie Brownlee
David Clement ... Prof. Harris
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A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but colorless son. When the preacher is promoted into a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind.

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A sinfully funny satire of TV evangelism that's guarantied to beat the devil

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Comedy | Drama

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These Hands
Music by Barry Coffing
Lyrics by Barry Coffing and Stan Daniels
Sung by Ellen Greene
Produced by Steve Tyrell
Co-produced by David Kitay
Musical Arrangements by Guy Moon
Vocals by Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Leslie Smith & Howard Smith
Recording Engineer David Hines
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Frankly my dear, I loved it
3 August 2005 | by sharlyfarleySee all my reviews

Televangelists are fair game, but the subject is seldom handled with as much wit or salty glee as it is here. Bobby Joe can't quite seem to get the hang of it, he doesn't have his Daddy's gift. But when he sees Ruth (Ellen Greene) singing in a bar - and moving the audience - he gets an idea: use her to sell Jesus! Ruth has her own ideas, including the ever-popular sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. What she doesn't expect is a genuine conversion...Or that her affairs will suddenly become public.

The cast is terrific, especially James Whitmore (who steals every scene he's in) with the exception of Ruth's lover, the newsman. It's a conventional role, but the actor doesn't bring much to it. In the minor role of Whitmore's henchman, Vincent, Mr. Buza is so good he deserves his own movie...

This is not for the soberly fundamentalist, but all the rest of you will have a good time.


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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chwała! Chwała! See more »

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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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