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In God We Tru$t (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 26 September 1980 (USA)
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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Eddie Parks
Stephanie Ross
Richard A. Roth
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John J. Koshel
Peter Koshel
Lynda Chase ...
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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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Gimme That Prime Time Religion  »

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Richard Pryor's credit was billed on the film and in its marketing materials as "With a Visitation by Richard Pryor as God". See more »

Goofs

When Brother Ambrose pushes the table in at the dinner the wire used to pull it to its place is visible. See more »

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Mary: It may not be the best of all possible worlds, but it's the only damn one we've got.
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Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) See more »

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Good For God
Written and performed by Harry Nilsson
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ex-post-facto bellybuster
5 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

While I didn't quite know how to take the film the first time I saw it, after viewing it three different times, and letting a lot of time pass, my ripening sense of humor absolutely adored the hilarious jabs at religion - primarily Christianity - in all its contemporary marketing in the U.S. The bumbling monk from the monastery who just isn't in touch with the real world but must learn how to deal with it; the itinerant preacher in a modified flivver with a steeple and amplified speaker driving around "enticing" money from the crowds he can gather on the street; and the glowing puffery of the TV evangelist - who has more evil behind him than the good he portrays to his public. GREAT HUMOR. Well acted by Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle and Andy Kaufman. Contains a very interesting twist.


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