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The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)

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The life of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the outspoken activist and founder of American Atheists.

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Tommy O'Haver

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Leo ... Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Roy Collier
Juno Temple ... Robin
Michael Chernus ... Garth
Rory Cochrane ... Gary Karr
Alex Frost ... Danny Fry
José Zúñiga ... Detective Campos (as Jose Zuniga)
Josh Lucas ... David Waters
Vincent Kartheiser ... Bill, Jr
Adam Scott ... Jack Ferguson
Marco Sanchez ... Frank Gonzalez
Andy Walken ... Young Bill
Ryan Cutrona ... Pup
Sally Kirkland ... Lena
Devin Freeman Devin Freeman ... Teen Bill, Jr
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A true story of the much debated rise and demise of a woman, named Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who was known as the head atheist activist of America. She founded the organization, American Atheist, and held the position of president within the organization for 23 years. Quickly this woman became the most loathed person in the country. Written by c-s-collins1259

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Mais Odiada dos Estados Unidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Reunites cast members Rory Cochrane and Juno Temple, who previously starred together in "Black Mass" See more »

Goofs

When the reporter is called to investigate the disappearance of O'Hair in 1995, his phone clearly says "Lucent". Lucent did not exist until September of 1996. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Harrington: I'll keep praying for your soul, Madalyn.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair: I'll keep cursing yours.
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Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Leo in name and in nature
19 August 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Of course that's her real name and not the one of the "character" (real life person) she portrays, but it's fitting nevertheless. She won't take anything from anybody, no matter what the point is. And she will stand up for something when others just idly stand by and maybe even just watch what is happening.

We go through a lot of history of what happened to this person and how she became a fighter and an atheist. The last fact alone may make her a bad apple for some and put her in a corner she can't recover from. But you know there is a reason for this title of hers (and the movie). Performance is grand and it's really a gripping story, jumping back and forth in time. It works and while not many will be completely satisfied with the work/movie itself, it's really something good, with flaws and all.


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