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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:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Feature film debut of Paul Reubens. See more »

Soundtracks

A Guy Named God
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great parody of the religion business
28 January 2007 | by bodoe5783-1See all my reviews

this film is such a great commentary, like the film repossess, on the business behind organized religion, not only on TV and radio, but on your street corner.

the skits are simply hysterical. they move through very quickly, and help keep your interest through the sub plot of greed, along with the stupidity of the faithful. the skits are designed to offend the religious zealots in the audience, and they succeed. those in the audience who understand the hypocrisy of religions, will roar with laughter, and a tremendous awakening.

dabney coleman plays his part to the hilt, it's kind of like the mr.hart character from 9-5, with a lesser edge. mr. coleman is a fantastic actor, and he takes this part all the way.

the other actors are also well cast, not a bad performance in the lot.

in a nut shell, if your a religious zealot, YOU WILL BE OFFENDED by this film, no matter WHAT religion you practice. it's like a don ricles monologue....it hits EVERYONE....no one is spared. and it is hysterically funny, and very true to life.


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