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Holy Man (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 9 October 1998 (USA)
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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Ricky (as Jeff Goldberg)
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Kate
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Barry
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Scott Hawks
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Florence Henderson
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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,106,919 (USA) (9 October 1998)

Gross:

$12,065,985 (USA) (25 December 1998)
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Trivia

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Quotes

G: There was a storm. And thousands and thousands of starfish were washed up on the shore. And there was this beautiful little girl was running down the beach and she was picking up the starfish, she was frantically throwing them back into the ocean. When I saw her doing this I said to her, 'Why are you doing that? You can only save a few before they die, what difference does it make?' And she looked at me and she said, 'To THAT one, it makes a difference.' To THAT one, it makes a difference, that...
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Wrong Impression
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just recently saw this movie on television. quite frankly i think everyone who gave it a low rating had the wrong impression. this was NOT meant to be a Hollywood movie. hence the theme behind it and the title being Holy man. why would you think that something with a message of love and not exploiting people and products would be made out as exactly that? And thats why its so beautiful, because they didn't make it "popular". the message however is that of true love and peace to all the earth. i think Eddie Murphy did a great job filling the role, and i think his humor and love by all races and religions makes the casting brilliant. The rest of the actors/ actresses are not of my appeal, however i believe i have a new appreciation for them. I think the whole world could benefit from a simplistic but meaningful movie like this. thats all i have to say about that.


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