MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,020 this week

Pass the Ammo (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  4 March 1988 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 376 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 1 critic

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 52 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 9994 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 291 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pass the Ammo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pass the Ammo (1988)

Pass the Ammo (1988) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pass the Ammo.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Neighbor (1993)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Rod Steiger, Linda Kozlowski, Ron Lea
Back to Back (1989)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Modern day western about two very different brothers, who join forces to clear their family name, from the shadow of their dead brother's blame for a bloody unsolved robbery.

Director: John Kincade
Stars: Bill Paxton, Todd Field, Apollonia Kotero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry, Rosemary Harris
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey
Frank & Jesse (1995)
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boris
Stars: Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis
Future Shock (1994)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A psychiatrist uses virtual reality to probe the minds of three unsuspecting patients, unleashing horrific psychic forces in the process.

Directors: Eric Parkinson, Matt Reeves, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Vivian Schilling, Martin Kove, Brion James
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A small-time crook becomes convinced he has become an angel after a traumatic incident and resolves to perform the work of one.

Director: John Cornell
Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Elias Koteas
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

Director: Joel Silberg
Stars: Tiana Alexandra, David Dukes, Rod Steiger
Hired to Kill (1990)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary and their job is to free an... See full summary »

Directors: Nico Mastorakis, Peter Rader
Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy
The Vagrant (1992)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.

Director: Chris Walas
Stars: Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell
Times Square (1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two ill-matched teenage girls form a punk band and soon have New York by its ears.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson
Zorn (1994)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Gunnar Hellström
Stars: Gunnar Hellström, Linda Kozlowski, Liv Ullmann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jesse Wilkes
...
Claire
...
Rev. Ray Porter
...
Darla
...
Big Joe Becker
...
Arnold Limpet
...
Stonewall
...
Kenny Hamilton
Logan Ramsey ...
Jim Bob Collins
...
Sheriff Rascal Lebeaux
...
Governor
...
G.W. Wraith
...
Billy
Paul Cody ...
Dean
Debra Sue Maffett ...
Miss Dallas
Edit

Storyline

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the dishonesty of the televangelist industry. Written by Cate Harrington <charring@basics.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Lord giveth... But Reverend Ray's been takin' it away. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Assalto al network  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$169,785 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Robert Peters. See more »

Goofs

It is never revealed the fifth robber's fate after the shootout with a police officer. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rascal Lebeaux: It's a damn shame them kids had to die.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs The P.T.L. Club (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

You're in Paradise Now
Music by David Newman
Lyrics by Nan O'Byrne
Performed by Annie Potts
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great look into the dodgy world of television ministries.
23 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is really a shame this movie may never get the deserved DVD release. It has everything that you would go looking for in a movie released in the late '80s. Recognizable stars putting forth solid performances, without going overboard. Bill Paxton, Tim Curry, Annie Potts, Dennis Burkley, and Leland Crooke put in great performances in my opinion. Dennis Burkley's performance was probably the most unexpected pleasure, with Tim Curry's evangelist character a solid entry in his cache of performances. As Tim Curry movies go, it's not Tim Curry overdoing it, or conversely under-performing, but rather a balanced illustration of his range.

The plot is pretty entertaining if you derive any amusement from the circus environment of past and present ministries extorting money from hopeless people around the world. I suppose we should see the humor in them somehow, even if it is wandering the landscape of stereotypes and taking pages from the real life travesties associated with their own sinning ways. The movie plays with the stereotypes of the characters pretty well, both the feature cast and the background nobodies who fund the multi-million-dollar church business.

"Pass the Ammo" did a good job in making me laugh, which is what this sort of movie is all about. Laughs via misc sight gags, lines of dialogue, and the situations the characters find themselves in. This is a straight 80s comedy with a typical ending leaving you satisfied with where it goes. It won't leave you hanging out to dry wishing it had gone in another direction. Come for Tim Curry and stay for a special appearance by the best attempted Moonpie robbery ever.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tim Curry night? Not a bad idea. magenta1000
Discuss Pass the Ammo (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?