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Holy Man (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  9 October 1998 (USA)
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Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.

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Barry
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Betty White
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Storyline

Ricky Hayman, right hand of Good Buy Shopping Network's owner John McBainbridge, is responsible for over two years of very bad sales numbers. He gets a last chance. Accidentally, he and Kate Newell nearly run over G with his car and decide to take him with them. What they never could guess was that G really is the one good man around. Being on the search for enlightenment, G offers his help generously to save Ricky's job. His natural, uncontrollable behaviour soon gets Ricky into really big trouble, but the sales numbers now go up for the first time in months... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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God's Gift To Home Shopping. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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9 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El tele-gurú  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£246,129 (UK) (19 February 1999)

Gross:

£434,829 (UK) (26 February 1999)
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This movie was first in development in 1993, with John Candy cast as G. It was then put in development hell following the actor's death. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Hayman: Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest, 'til your good is Better and your better is BEST!
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Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Pearl's Girl
Written by Richard Smith, Karl Hyde, 'Darren Emerson'
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Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records/TVT Records
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28 February 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Love the idea of a mysterious, intelligent, well-intentioned man captivating millions of people. Wouldn't it be funny if some obscure shop-at-home channel managed to pull something like this off? Well this seems like a pretty original scenario, and I give it some credit for that. Murphy plays the part of G quite well. One of the few great comedies he's done in the recent past. I love the beginning and ending scenes in which G is walking along the side of the road. It's just some beautiful scenery. When I see it, I wish I'm there. The music in this movie is really enjoyable too. Good to see Ducky in the studio. Really couldn't have cared less about the little relationship that developed. Funny movie. Worth a view or two. I would love to see a sequel.


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