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In God We Tru$t (1980)

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Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

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Dr. Sebastian Melmoth
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Mary
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G.O.D.
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Abbot Thelonious
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Priest
Eddie Parks
Stephanie Ross
Richard A. Roth
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John J. Koshel
Peter Koshel
Lynda Chase ...
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Bob Yerkes ...
(as Brayton 'Bob' Yerkes)
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Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually petitions G.O.D. for the cash. Written by Lyte

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This is Brother Ambrose. Lead him not into temptation. For he's sure to follow.

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gimme That Prime Time Religion  »

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The license plate on Armageddon T. Thunderbird's gold-painted 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 car said "GOD II". See more »

Goofs

Whilst Brother Ambrose is holding onto the crane hook and being lifted into the air a support wire is visible, attached from the hook to the front top of Brother Ambrose's habit. See more »

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Dr. Sebastian Melmoth: So don't make waves. Because unlike Jesus, we can't walk on them.
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A clear-eyed look at religion in America
30 November 1998 | by (San Francisco, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Marty Feldman plays a meek monk who emerges from the monastery he's lived in all his life to get the money needed to save it. He travels to the big city and meets a number of characters who are obsessed with religion, money, or both. This movie manages to show devotion, delusion and hypocrisy with clarity and, yes, grace, while providing plenty of laughs. Blessed are the meek, for they get off easy in this one; the greedy and vicious are not so lucky. Andy Kaufman's performance as Armageddon T. Thunderbird is brilliant, chilling, and not to be missed.


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