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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
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
Tama Janowitz ...
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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

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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Words and Music by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
Performed by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
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A Fine Piece of Satire
3 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people just don't get satire, I think... or maybe it hits them a bit too close to home.

This movie rocks. It takes on Big Religion in a way that no other flick has ever had the cajones to do.

If you're not a rigidified True Believer living below the belt, as it were, you'll love this. George Plimpton as god with a tennis racket, dispensing tax advice... totally inspired.

Whatever happened to Jonathan Penner anyway? The only other movie I can think that he was in was Anarchy TV which was similar offbeat, independently-produced satire aimed at religion.

I originally found this movie in a clearance bin under the title "A Fool and His Money." "Religion, Inc." is a better, more descriptive title.

Sandra Bullock makes an early appearance... did she get a nosejob after this role? Anyway... she's okay, but not a key player and not in the flick all that much anyway.

So... If you can find this flick and you have sense of humor that might actually involve thought - pick this baby up.


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