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Religion, Inc. (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  September 1989 (USA)
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While watching TV, ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God. Advised by the Almighty to go into business for himself, Codman inaugurates his own religion, founded on a philosophy of selfishness.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Morris Codman
Gerald Orange ...
Ian Clarity
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Gerald Orange
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God
George Plimpton
Wendy Adams ...
Peggy
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Brendan Collins (as Chuck Pfeifer)
Earl Hagan Jr. ...
Rev. Billy Bob McElroy
Michael Mandell ...
Joe French
Jaffe Cohen ...
Herman Whipple
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Sam
Marcia Amron ...
Mrs. Codman
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Lucas
Jerzy Kosinski ...
Beggar
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Storyline

While watching TV, ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God. Advised by the Almighty to go into business for himself, Codman inaugurates his own religion, founded on a philosophy of selfishness.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about lovers, destiny and a whole lot of money.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fool and His Money  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Morris is talking to an employee in a meeting about starting up a cocktail hour there is only one pack of cigarettes in front of him when he is seen from the front. But in shots of him from behind, there are two packs. See more »

Quotes

Ian Clarity: Remember: The road to Utopia is paved with bad intentions!
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Soundtracks

On My Way (The Road Song)
Words and Music by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
Performed by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
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Not worth your time
26 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Despite the cover art (and the DVD label itself, which is even more misleading), this is not a Sandra Bullock movie. See that tiny guy in the corner? He is the star of this movie. On the DVD itself, only his head is visible at the bottom of the disc, while Ms. Bullock takes up nearly half the image. While this movie does have Sandra Bullock in it, she only plays a minor role as the main character's girlfriend, and is in about five short scenes in the whole film. And I'm not sure where the picture of her with brown hair and a red dress came from, since in this movie she has black hair, wears glasses, and never wears anything close to that elegant.

But enough about misleading cover art. While the concept is fascinating, and could make a great movie, the filmmakers here really dropped the ball. This movie is bad. Unfortunately, it's not bad enough to fall into the categories of "it's so bad it's good" or "movies that are fun to make fun of". The story goes nowhere, and the ending is so quick, nonsensical, and clichéd, that it appears that they had no idea how the movie was going to end and panicked when they realized they were running out of time. Add to that that the picture and sound quality on the DVD are terrible (about the level I would expect for something taped on a VCR circa 1985 on the lowest quality setting), and this movie simply isn't worth getting.


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