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Salvation Boulevard (2011)

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Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

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Peter Blaylock
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Moderator
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Jim Hunt
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Jerry Hobson
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Angie Vandermeer
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Bedelia Hobson
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Tabitha (as Christine Kelly)
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Duane the AV Guy
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Michael Maurice ...
Officer Bill Peale
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Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

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For Carl, salvation turned out to be a tight squeeze!


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Rated R for some language, violence, drug material and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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15 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Agios me to zori  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,208 (USA) (17 July 2011)

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$27,445 (USA) (21 August 2011)
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Although throughout the film, Ed Harris's character is called Paul Blaylock, in the end credits he is shown as Peter Blaylock. See more »

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Peter Blaylock: Where does religion come from? It comes from fear. Belief in the supernatural arose to protect us from the frightening unknown. Whether it be volcanoes, thunder, lightning, earthquake, death, evil, somewhere along the line the supernatural became God, and the unknown became Satan.
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Features Legend (1985) See more »

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Franklin's Tower
Written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
Performed by Grateful Dead (as Grateful Dead)
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A good dark comedy but I have to remember just because the cast is great doesn't mean the movie will be. I say B-
1 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I am the anointed servant of God and I tell you to be silent!" Deadhead turned born-again-Christian Carl (Kinnear) is friends with the pastor of his local mega-church Dan Day (Brosnan) and is invited to accompany him to scientist Dr. Paul Blaylock's (Harris) house for a discussion. When a terrible accident happens Carl finds himself fingered in the incident and does everything he can to prove he is innocent. Things aren't always easy though. Having never seen a preview for this I was excited for this based off the cast alone. While I will say this is a good movie and a very dark comedy I was a little disappointed. The main flaw this had was that the movie had a good idea but had only ten minutes of it. There was a lot of repeating going on and a few scenes that seemed like they were only put in to increase the running time. I have to say that Brosnan and Kinnear played very similar parts to the ones they played in "The Matador" (which is a better movie) but it seems to fit them. It may sound like I'm bashing this movie. I don't mean to if that's how it comes off. I did enjoy it and laughed a few times but based off the cast I was a little disappointed (but after movies like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Son Of No One" I need to stop thinking just because the cast is great means the movie will be great.) Overall, a decent dark comedy that is worth watching but tone down your expectations. I give it a B-.


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