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Release Date:
July 1972 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
You Keep the Faith...Marjoe Keeps the Money
Plot:
Part documentary, part expose, this film follows one-time child evangelist Marjoe Gortner on the "church tent" Revivalist circuit... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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An Excellent film. This Documentary Says Things That Many of Us Want to Say But Are Afraid To. See more (20 total) »

Cast

 

Marjoe Gortner ... Marjoe

Sarah Kernochan ... Herself

Directed by
Sarah Kernochan 
Howard Smith 
 
Produced by
Sarah Kernochan .... producer
Max Palevsky .... executive producer
Howard Smith .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ed Lynch 
David Myers 
Richard Pearce 
Thomas Reichman 
Michael Shea 
Kenneth Van Sickle 
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence Silk 
 
Sound Department
John Binder .... sound
L.A. Johnson .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Grant .... assistant camera (los angeles)
Michael Klick .... assistant camera: Los Angeles
Ned Kopp .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Friedman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Sarah Kernochan .... lyricist
Sarah Kernochan .... singer
 
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Barbara Kopple .... thanks
 

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88 min
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Marjoe's preaching allowed him to work for six months then take six months off.See more »
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Marjoe:Can God deliver a religion addict?See more »
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He Touched MeSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent film. This Documentary Says Things That Many of Us Want to Say But Are Afraid To., 17 July 2007
Author: tonymurphylee from USA

This documentary is really mind blowing. This is the kind of film that many people only dream about. It is so refreshing to see and hear a very articulate, smart, and brave man uncover some of the true evils in the world that, in his life, mostly exist in the religious sector. This is a man who has been put through all them and has lived to tell the tale and get his voice heard. It's a shame that not many people have seen or heard about this film, especially considering that it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. This is the kind of film that you only wish more people would have seen or listened to. The documentary is about an ex-child evangelist preacher who in his spare time speaks to a documentary crew about his tortured childhood and his life afterwords and what tricks his parents used to promote him as a miracle. This man, Marjoe Gortner, was a victim and this film shows him standing up, not only for himself, but for all the people of the world who are forced to behave accordingly to please god and be a good Christian. It's quite intense to see this man expose all of this stuff to the public, and at the same time be so charismatic about it. But this is all just to get his point across a world that is asleep to these evils. It is amazing how powerful it is to just call someone a sinner just because of what they believe, but to call somebody a sinner just because they are trying to help people into bettering themselves, it just seems very wrong. This is a man who wants to be heard. He wants a better life, and this documentary exposes his true feelings to the public. The reason why these people do these things to children is obviously because they believe that they are the most manipulable and therefore would be the easiest to corrupt, but this film not only proves them wrong.

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