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A Fool and His Money (1989)

Religion, Inc. (original title)
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 ...
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Debby Cosgrove
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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
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Beggar
Tama Janowitz ...
TV Host
José Torres ...
Jose Torres (as Jose Torres)
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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

Old Noah
Words and Music by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
Performed by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
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Unbelievable Awful
22 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I found the DVD on a shelf at a rental condo I was at. Had never heard of it, but Sandra Bullock was on the cover, it was late, so why not give it a go. What a terrible, terrible movie. Perhaps one of the worst ever made. If IMDb allowed a zero rating, this would be it. In fact, I'm tempted to raise my score on the other 5 movies I have rated a 1 on IMDb, just to show how bad this one was.

The writing was bad, the plot was non-existent, the acting was terrible, the camera-work looked like that of someone using a video camera for the first time. My wife and mother-in-law were smarter than me, they went and found something else to do. I kept watching, thinking something has to happen. And you know, NOTHING EVER HAPPENED in this movie.

Go watch a snail crawl across the sidewalk, go watch water dripping from a faucet, anything is better than watching this.


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