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Pray TV (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 2 April 1981 (USA)
A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, but which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.

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Rick Friedberg
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dabney Coleman ... Marvin Fleece
Paul Cooper Paul Cooper ... Pom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosemary Alexander ... Mormon Wife
Lewis Arquette ... Fred Wilson
Jaime Lyn Bauer ... Mary of Nazareth
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Willie Washington, Usher
Joe Bratcher Joe Bratcher ... Joseph of Nazareth
Charlie Brill ... Dr. Ramirez
Irv Burton ... Hare Krishna Quartet #1
Steve Carlson Steve Carlson ... Frank Grimace
Bob Casale ... 'Dove' band member
Gerald V. Casale Gerald V. Casale ... 'Dove' band member
Dick Chudnow Dick Chudnow ... Newsboy / Mexican / Wino / Hassidic Jew / Possessed Boy / Leagally Dead Harold / Bruce the Orderly
Jacque Lynn Colton Jacque Lynn Colton ... Joanie
Dr. John ... Himself
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A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, but which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.

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If you haven't got a sense of humor, you haven't got a prayer.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

K-GOD See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The band in the film, Dove, is played by the rock-music group Devo. See more »

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A Guy Named God
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This is a remarkable piece of trash.
2 March 2003 | by donavan-4See all my reviews

Imagine if you will... Dabney Coleman saves a floundering TV station (KRUD) by adding Christian themes to all of the same idiotic programming and changing the station's name to KGOD.

Never mind firing the guy with the ventriloquist dummy named `Woody', and they guy with beer in his coffee mug, and the guy sleeping behind the studio camera... Brilliant! We get to see Marcia Wallace host a cooking show in fake-Spanish (add `o' to the end of each word) with sign-language interpreter (???), a young Paul Reubens as a gay,chain-smoking exercise show host, stained glass set pieces that look like they were painted by the local middle-school, an Elvis impersonator with a cross-shaped guitar singing "You better not make fun of Jesus Christ', Coleman uttering the phrase `give away some of those crummy little Jap TV sets', Dr. John plays a revival, a nasal spray that fixes bad karma, and Devo. That's right, Devo (and not nearly enough of them) under the name `Dove'. Pray that you find this little gem. If you do, buy it, watch it 20 times, destroy it.


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