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Writer (WGA):
Tom Schulman (written by)
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Release Date:
9 October 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
God's Gift To Home Shopping. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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(46 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eddie Murphy ... G

Jeff Goldblum ... Ricky Hayman

Kelly Preston ... Kate Newell

Robert Loggia ... McBainbridge

Jon Cryer ... Barry

Eric McCormack ... Scott Hawkes

Sam Kitchin ... Director

Robert Small ... Assistant Director

Marc Macaulay ... Cameraman / Brutus
Mary Stout ... Laundry Lady #1

Edie McClurg ... Laundry Lady #2
Kim Staunton ... Grace

Morgan Fairchild ... Morgan Fairchild

Betty White ... Betty White

Florence Henderson ... Herself

James Brown ... Himself

Soupy Sales ... Himself

Dan Marino ... Himself
Willard Scott ... Himself
Nino Cerruti ... Himself

Kim Alexis ... Amber, Keratin Girl

Veronica Webb ... Diandre, Keratin Girl

Barbara Barron ... Sunbather #1
Madeline Vail ... Sunbather #2 (as Cristina Wilcox)
Clarence Reynolds ... T.V. Host
Mal Jones ... Elderly Couple
Jody Wilson ... Elderly Couple
Pamela West ... Fresca, the Foot Model

Tim Powell ... Dr. Simon
Lori Viveros Herek ... Nurse #1

Angel Schmiedt ... Nurse #2

Whitney Dupree ... Laurie

Jennifer Taylor ... Hot Tub Girl (as Jennifer Bini Taylor)
Robert Walker ... Farmer
Elodia Riovega ... Housekeeper
Avrohom Horovitz ... Rabbi
Al Kamarr ... Moslem Theologian

Dan Fitzgerald ... Priest
Mark Brown ... Grass Mat Salesman

Mike Benitez ... Bulletproof Vest Man
Deborah Magdalena ... Control Booth Technician

Adriana Cataño ... T.V. Hostess #1 (as Adriana Catano)
Andrea Lively ... T.V. Hostess #2

Lee Bryant ... Money 'Meg'
Nick Santa Maria ... Sword Salesman
Aaron Elbaz ... Glue-Gun Boy
Scotty Gallin ... Jock Salesman #1
John Bosa ... Jock Salesman #2
Jeffrey Wetzel ... Stage Manager
Erin Morrissey ... Host #1
Daryl Meyer ... Host #2
Ronda Pierson ... Host #3

Brett Rice ... Detective #1
John Archie ... Detective #2
Armando Ramos ... Grace's Little Boy

Nancy Duerr ... Reporter #1
Tonya Oliver ... Reporter #2
Fred Workman ... Reporter #3
Jacqueline Chernov ... Reporter #4
Roger E. Reid ... Reporter #5
Peter Paul DeLeo ... Stagehand
Errol Smith ... G.B.S.N. Staffer
Dave Corey ... Announcer
Alejandro Acosta Fox ... Flamenco Guitarist
Maria Alejandra Carpio ... Flamenco Dancer
Laurie Wallace ... Facial Mist Girl

Willie Gault ... Nordic Track Guy
Amanda Lynn ... Nordic Track Girl
Margaret Muldoon ... Attractive Party Guest
Mark Massar ... Set Dresser
Toy Van Lierop ... 'G' Makeup Artist
Dana Hawkins ... 'G' Makeup Artist
Denise Heinrich ... Hair Chat Girl #2

Antoni Corone ... Chain Saw Host
Marc C. Geschwind ... G.B.S.N. Electrician
A.J. Alexander O. Parhm ... U.P.S. Guy
Alan Jordan ... Marksman #1
Mike Kirton ... Marksman #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tucker Brown ... News Editor
John Campagnoly ... Protestor / Cop
John Campagnoly ... Cop

Liz Celeste ... Receptionist

Sarahi Diaz ... Hair Model

Edge ... T.V. Producer

Richard Fitzpatrick ... Police Officer

Ru Flynn ... Southern Girl
Manouschka Guerrier ... Party Guest
Debbie Howard ... Car driver
Kate Karpinski ... Teacher

Gloria Laino ... Makeup Artist (as Gloria Kennedy)

Al Quinn ... Featured Tourist

Joanna Theobalds ... Reporter #6
Gail Van Brock ... Reporter
Robert Watson ... GBN viewer

Patrick Bauchau ... Guy at the party who is hypnotised (uncredited)
Sheldon Fogel ... Used Car Salesman (uncredited)

Deborah Smith Ford ... T.V. Station Personnel (uncredited)

Bob Glazier ... FBI Agent / Driver (uncredited)

Eugene Levy ... Guy on Background T.V. (uncredited)

Marlene Marcos ... Phone Operator (uncredited)

Rick Michaels ... News Photographer (uncredited)
William B. Murphy ... Mental patient (uncredited)

Sherrie Peterson ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Gary A. Rogers ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Herek 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tom Schulman (written by)

Produced by
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Jeffrey Chernov .... executive producer
J.D. Freedman .... unit producer
Jonathan Glickman .... executive producer
Stephen Herek .... producer
Ray Murphy Jr. .... co-producer (as Ray Murphy)
Rebekah Rudd .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Adrian Biddle (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Trudy Ship 
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
 
Art Direction by
James E. Tocci 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris L. Spellman 
 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
 
Makeup Department
Leonardo A. Aloesi .... assistant hair stylist
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair stylist: Mr. Goldblum and Ms. Preston
Joseph A. Campayno .... key makeup artist
Donna Battersby Greene .... key hair stylist
Sharon Kalb .... additional makeup artist
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup artist: Mr. Murphy
Jay Cannistraci .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ross Fanger .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David R. Ellis .... second unit director
Kent Genzlinger .... second assistant director
Brian Moon .... additional second assistant director
Terry Moore .... first assistant director: second unit
Douglas A. Raine .... second assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director
Kevin Williams .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Alicia Jr. .... set dresser
John Balling .... scenic artist
Lewis Bowen .... scenic artist
Michael Calabrese .... lead man
Laureen Clarke .... art department coordinator
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator (as Harold Collins Jr.)
James P. Crapser .... propmaker
Robert Crowley .... set dresser
Peter Damien .... construction coordinator
Stephen P. Durante .... set dresser
Stephen I. Erdberg .... product placement
Richard Fojo .... set designer
Stephanie Girard .... set designer
Dean F. Janik .... signwriter
Cheryl C. Johnson .... stand-by painter
Jane B. Johnson .... set buyer
Kevin Kropp .... assistant property master
Richard E. Kruder .... set dresser
Shawn W. Logue .... property assistant
Keith Neely .... assistant art director
Genessa Goldsmith Proctor .... scenic foreperson
Jeremy Alan Read .... carpenter
Christopher Scheetz .... construction gangboss
Skip Schields .... property assistant (as Robert Schields)
Philip Schneider .... property master
Nicholas Scott .... scenic artist
Barbara S. Shelton .... scenic painter
Roger Sherman .... scenic artist
Karen Virgin .... set buyer
Don Dalstra .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jack Reeves .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Alan S. Reynolds .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Carmen Baker .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jim Brookshire .... sound editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Betty Burkhart .... assistant adr editor
Kevin Cerchiai .... boom operator
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Scott Clements .... cable person
Jeannette Cremarosa .... pdl
Peter J. Devlin .... sound mixer
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Anne Laing .... assistant sound editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Nancy MacLeod .... foley editor
Donald J. Malouf .... sound designer
Donald J. Malouf .... supervising sound editor
Dean G. Manly .... assistant adr editor
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Judy Nord .... dubbing recordist
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip J. Slattery .... apprentice sound editor
Ann L. Thornberg .... assistant sound editor
Scott Weber .... foley mixer
Denise Whiting .... adr editor (as Denise Whiting-Gontz)
Thomas Whiting .... supervising adr editor
David Ylizaliturri .... digital layback
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
Halima K. Gilliam .... second assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael E. Doyle .... special effects foreman (as Michael Doyle)
Kevin Harris .... special effects coordinator
Durk Tyndall .... special effects technician
Lee Grimes .... mold maker (uncredited)
Lee Grimes .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor
Christofer Dierdorff .... digital supervisor
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Patric Kenly .... optical line-up
Sarah Moore .... digital compositor: Buena Vista Imaging
Joe Salazar .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Jay Amor .... stunt driver
Alex Brown .... stunt driver
Ricou Browning Jr. .... stunt driver
Christian Byrd .... precision driver
Mike Christopher .... stunt double: Ricky
Anderson Martin .... stunt driver
Rusty McClennon .... stunt driver
Alan Oliney .... stunt coordinator
Alan Oliney .... stunt double: G
J.C. Robaina .... stunt driver
Gar Stephen .... stunt driver
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Bangma .... assistant camera: second unit
Hans Bjerno .... director of photography: aerial unit
Robert Cates .... best boy electric
Kevin Day .... gaffer
Jon Baronn Farmer .... still photographer
Greg Faysash .... second assistant camera
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator
Jamie Klein .... best boy grip
Rick Lacoste .... rigging grip (as Edward La Coste)
Michael Logan .... key grip
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
Bill McConnell Jr. .... second camera operator (as William C. McConnell Jr.)
William McConnell .... camera operator
Mike McGowan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Meyer .... electrician
Greg Patterson .... grip
James M. Reeves .... rigging electrician
Gary Ryan .... rigging electrician
Mike Schmidt .... 24 frame video operator
Thomas Smaling .... dolly grip
Fred Valentine .... rigging gaffer
Rick Whitfield .... video supervisor
John Winner .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anthony Zibelli .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Mercedes Kelso .... casting associate (as Mercedes Danforth)
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate
Ken Lazer .... extras casting assistant
Lori Wyman .... casting: Florida
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Winnie D. Brown .... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown-Willis)
Mary Lou Byrd .... costumer: women
Helen R. Coiner .... tailor
Fetteroff Colen .... costumer: Mr. Murphy
Ellen Falguiere .... costume buyer
Nikoya Gonzalez .... costumes
Susan Salzano .... costumer: women
Victor Valiente Jr. .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Kimberly Adams .... assistant editor (as Kim Jorgensen)
Mike Bellamy .... final colorist
Jonathan Brayley .... assistant editor: lightworks
Russell Dayvault .... editorial production assistant
Donald Dowd .... off-line editor
Jo Anne Finan .... negative cutter
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Lara B. Grant .... editorial production assistant
Craig Hayes .... additional editor
Deidre Leonard .... apprentice editor
Lyle Mayer .... post-production coordinator
Miriam Millan .... apprentice editor
Nicholas 'Nikko' Tsiotsias .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
David Bifano .... music programmer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Dominic Glynn .... composer: stock music
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: The Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
William Ross .... orchestrator
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... score mixer
Dennis S. Sands .... score recordist
Alan Silvestri .... conductor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Kim Strand .... assistant music editor
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Transportation Department
Timothy Bolt .... camera car driver
Huey Laborde .... transportation captain
John Massa .... transportation co-captain
Edward F. Voelker .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Josue Aguilar .... key set production assistant
Oscar Aguirre .... production assistant
Nigel Arscott .... assistant location manager
Louis Berger .... production assistant
Alice Biddle .... production assistant
Sara Sirna Byrne .... assistant to director
Jason Dudek .... production assistant
Lori Eastside .... choreographer
Amy Eldridge .... payroll accountant
Elizabeth Elwell .... location manager (as Liz Elwell)
Frank Leonard Eramo .... stand-in
Debby Freeman .... assistant production coordinator
Ralph Gonzalez .... first aid (as Ralph Gonzales)
Samantha Goodowens .... assistant production coordinator (as Samantha Berger)
Al Guthery .... helicopter pilot: second unit
Josh Gutterman .... location assistant
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor
Dana Hawkins .... stand-in: Ms. Preston
Denise Heinrich .... production coordinator
Nancy G. James .... craft service
Dave Knight .... location assistant
Dina Mande .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Michael J. McCarthy .... craft service
Pattison Newberry .... first aid
David Pressman .... location manager
Jennifer Radzikowski .... assistant location manager
Karen Radzikowski .... production assistant
Charles Rapp .... assistant: Mr. Chernov
Roger E. Reid .... stand-in: Mr. Murphy (as Roger Reid)
Nina Saxon .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Patrick Selts .... first aid
Deborah Simmrin .... unit publicist
Sherrill Smith .... assistant location manager
Dixie D. Walker .... production accountant
Randy Webster .... personal assistant to Eddie Murphy
David M. Wermus .... location production assistant
Rebecca White .... accounting assistant
Pam Whitfield .... video coordinator
Toby Wilkins .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
T.J. Yezbak .... stand-in: Mr. Goldblum
Howard Young .... construction accountant
Larry Zience .... production assistant
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projection technician: Miami (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG for some language
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114 min
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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!See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Better than it gets credit for..., 16 December 2005
Author: Chris Johnson from Montana, United States

Just saw this movie again for the first time since 1998, and I gotta admit, it's a lot better than I remembered it. I think back then people just had way too high expectations for it; that and the fact that it wasn't an "all Eddie Murphy" film--as the reviewer before me put it-- led to its limited success.

Jeff Goldblum can get on my nerves sometimes, but the stark contrast between the personality of his and Murphy's characters in this movie makes for some pretty funny scenes. As for Eddie, his performance as G is one of the best I've ever seen him do: you really do Believe he is a "Holy Man."

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