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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
Wally Bondarenko 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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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria! Gloria! See more »

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(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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In Jesus Arms
Music & Lyrics by John Lewis Parker and Stephanie Tyrell
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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God help us!
23 February 2003 | by zetesSee all my reviews

I think this was made for HBO during a time of huge scandals in televangelism. It has the same consistency of an HBO movie: unsubtle, poorly acted, and generic. It's not a bad movie, especially for that origin. However, when a director like Anderson has directed it, I expected a little better. The direction is so bad, though, it's truly, truly embarrassing. The film is about a failing evangelist who hires a sexy singer to spice up his services. She steals the show from him. I don't know, I couldn't finish it. Like I said, it's not awful, but I just figured that life was too short to watch something so unaccomplished. Plus, Christian rock, which is abundant in the film, is the second worst genre of music on the planet, right after Christian ska.

P.S. If you're looking for this, it actually has been on VHS before, despite what previous comments have said. Orion put it out. I found it in my library system. But, really, you don't want to see this, at least if you're a fan of Lindsay Anderson. Only if you're a completist, but it's just an embarrassment.


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