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Pass the Ammo (1988)

R | | Comedy | 4 March 1988 (USA)
A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the ... See full summary »

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David Beaird
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Jesse Wilkes
Linda Kozlowski ... Claire
Tim Curry ... Rev. Ray Porter
Annie Potts ... Darla
Dennis Burkley ... Big Joe Becker
Glenn Withrow ... Arnold Limpet
Anthony Geary ... Stonewall
Brian Thompson ... Kenny Hamilton
Logan Ramsey ... Jim Bob Collins
Leland Crooke ... Sheriff Rascal Lebeaux
Jim Holmes ... Governor
Richard Paul ... G.W. Wraith
John Cody John Cody ... Billy
Paul Cody Paul Cody ... Dean
Debra Sue Maffett Debra Sue Maffett ... Miss Dallas
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Storyline

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the dishonesty of the televangelist industry. Written by Cate Harrington <charring@basics.org>

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Praise the Lord and... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dios rogando... y a los fieles timando See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$169,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,785
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Production Co:

The Vista Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shot in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a town whose tourism relies on religion. When the townspeople got wind of the film's premise, they picketed the production. See more »

Goofs

It is never revealed the fifth robber's fate after the shootout with a police officer. See more »

Quotes

Darla: That man is so horny not even the crack of dawn is safe.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass the Ammo, Praise the Lord
Music by David Newman
Lyrics by Nan O'Byrne
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Divinely eccentric fun
22 March 1999 | by OrielSee all my reviews

Any film that features the immortal Tim Curry as a corrupt televangelist would be worth watching, and this one has even more to offer: Annie Potts as his loopy, big-haired wife; gun-toting good old boys fresh out of jail (and hungry for Moon Pies); dancing angels in fishnet stockings; and a trigger-happy citizens' militia that takes its TV very seriously. This screwball satire features Bill Paxton as our hero, who attempts to quietly steal back his girlfriend's legacy but inadvertently takes the TV studio Tower of Bethlehem hostage--during a live broadcast. Curry and Potts give virtuoso performances, but every one of the quirky supporting characters adds to the fun. While this over-the-top comedy may not be for all tastes, anyone who ever laughed at a Tammy Faye t-shirt should get a kick out of its razor-sharp send-up of televangelism, and fans of Curry, Potts, or Paxton shouldn't miss it.


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