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Religion, Inc. (1989)

 -  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

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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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Budget:

$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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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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Evangelical meets Ayn Rand
1 November 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

With all the negative comments posted I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. If you want a comedy with big laughs all the way, then this is not for you. And the production etc. is obviously not much to speak of. But if you're in for a little satire on religion, then you might as well watch this. It doesn't go after any of the known religions, but rather after mass hysteria, preachers as well as greed and egoism. There are some unfulfilled premises, like what happens with the short-sellers, and the traditional religions in the end. The acting is so-so, but Gerald Orange is for sure a very believable preacher. It's not one to buy, but if it's on TV, then have a look.


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