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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 »
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Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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A sad film of a child's life taken away See more (20 total) »

Cast

 

Marjoe Gortner ... Marjoe

Sarah Kernochan ... Herself
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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
Michael Klick .... assistant camera: Los Angeles
Ned Kopp .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Friedman .... assistant editor
 
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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:Glory je to Besus!See more »
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Going to Heaven to Meet the KingSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A sad film of a child's life taken away, 24 June 2003
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA

I saw this film on the now gone "Z" Channel in Los Angeles in the early 80's. At that time, I knew "of" Marjoe from when I was a kid watching TV. I didn't know his name, but his face and the really tense overacting he always did. Now I figured out why. It was sad for me to see what people do to their children under the guise of something...here it was religion. This documentary is NOT to show you "religion is bad" or "folks in religion are crooks" but just like in everything else in this world, there are the few that make a bad name for everything. Here, you see it in the manipulation of a child. I was stunned watching this. A must see documentary for all.

And let me add... its been 15 years since the wonderful "Z" Channel went off the air in the Los Angeles area and now with hordes of pay movie channels, not ONE has come to the level of "Z" showing all kinds of programming of movies, documentaries, international films, animations etc. I say that because I haven't seen Marjoe come up, as well as alot of others but they run the SAME films over and over again like none other were made! Take a note pay movie programmers and show these films again.

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