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Pass the Ammo (1988)

R | | Comedy | 4 March 1988 (USA)
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 »

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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>

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Praise the Lord and... See more »

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Film debut of Robert Peters. See more »

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Officer Depaul informs the sheriff that all members of the terrorist group are only armed with pistols (another character makes a similar comment later on). However, one of them carries a shotgun, visible at all times considering that there's cameras filming the group.

False: One officer says, "Look all they got in there is pistols and a two barrel. Don't blow it out of proportion. That's how wars get started." The two barrel is referring to a shotgun. See more »

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Darla: That man is so horny not even the crack of dawn is safe.
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Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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Stand Up for Jesus
Performed by Annie Potts
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Tim Curry as Jim Baker
21 May 2002 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This is one of those quirky little comedies that never becomes a big hit, but has the charm and endurance of a cult movie like "Harold and Maude." Not to everyone's taste, but if if you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing that you'll really like. A young woman and her boyfriend enlist the help of some friends, recently released from jail, to rob the televangelist of the money that her recently deceased aunt had given to "God" and which should have been her inheritance.

Tim Curry as the televangelist is fun, but Annie Potts also turns in a wonderful performance has his wife. The remainder of the actors are between competent and quite good. The entire production is professional quality, unlike many cult classics.

"Pass the Ammo" is not without subtlety. There is a charming scene between the preacher and a career bank robber, talking about money, in which the preacher is shocked that the bank robber just spends all his take. "Why that's just wasteful," he exclaims. The bank robber asks about IRAs, and he says, "Well, they have their plusses and their minuses." Their geniality is that of two people in the same profession talking shop.

"Pass the Ammo" is not great theatre. It's not great cinema. It is, however, a good deal of fun for the right people, of which I am one. I recommend it if you are a Curry fan, or like odd little comedies, or found the fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Baker entertaining.


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