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Religion, Inc. (1989)

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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Debby Cosgrove
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 ...
TV Host
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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.

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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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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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The second ever Sandy Bullock, version 1.00
2 March 2009 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I obtained this as part of a batch of early Bullock and they were a lot easier for me to find than a couple of years ago.

This has the qualities of many of Sandra Bullock's other very earliest features, so it will not appeal to everyone. With this there is poor visual quality. It is a 4x3 screen image likely trimmed from wider. Sandy is only in a few parts. I still find it to be okay, just not for watching too often. Liable to appear to gradually improve if not watched all that often. More approachable than Hangmen. Very okay Bullock.

It is also looking at questions of good practice, doing that in a fairly simple and open way. Those who like later Sandy because of the 'good guy' element could find that most of these early Sandy have something too, but expressed in a way that is easier in some ways but more difficult because of the low budget factor.

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Is this about religious or political or business beliefs? It is very post seventies.

Sandy manages to keep to her good girl beliefs, typical early Sandy, but gets badly mauled because of that.

There is a happy ending, which is fitting and makes for a nicer sort of entertainment. That a less than happy ending might appear to be more reasonable is not the issue as entertainment value has a priority, here. This is obviously not a low budget documentary about post seventies beliefs, though it does have a lot of the qualities that such a documentary might have.


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