MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,870 this week

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,276 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 33 user | 40 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to ... See full summary »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1628 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 8738 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

User Polls

3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Party Monster (1998)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: Michael Alig, Gitsie, James St. James
RuPaul's Drag U (TV Series 2010)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is a series where everyday women compete in a series of challenges to unleash their inner diva.

Stars: RuPaul, The Lady Bunny, David Petruschin
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck
Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire
RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series 2009)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar.

Stars: RuPaul, Santino Rice, Michelle Visage
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright
Hey Qween (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Walter Delmar, Calpernia Addams, Willam Belli
Dark Days (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer
Stars: Marc Singer
Paragraph 175 (2000)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston
Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This documentary explores the activities of Alex Jones, Jim Tucker, Jack McLamb, and Luke Rudkowski. The film focuses on their efforts to expose the highly secretive meetings of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel
Stars: Alex Jones, Luke Rudowski, Jack McLamb
Tarnation (2003)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life.

Director: Jonathan Caouette
Stars: Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Adolph Davis
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Anthony Clarke explores the history and uses of the hemp plant and looks at the economic and culture forces that are behind its prohibition.

Director: Anthony Clarke
Stars: Anthony Clarke, Andrew Weil, Karen Aleay
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself (Narrator) (voice)
Tammy Faye Bakker ...
Herself
Virginia Fairchild ...
Herself - aunt
Johnny Grover ...
Himself - brother
Jim Bakker ...
Himself
Lori Graham Bakker ...
Herself
Mel White ...
Himself
Tammy Sue Bakker-Chapman ...
Herself
Jamie Bakker ...
Himself
Roe Messner ...
Himself
Charles E. Shepard ...
Himself
Marvin Brooks ...
Himself - doctor (as Dr. Marvin Brooks)
James Albert ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to Jim; their children's TV show (she was a puppeteer and singer), success founding the 700 Club, co-founding the Trinity Broadcast Network, and starting PTL Network; her nondenominational version of Christianity reaching out to all; and, their building of Heritage USA, a theme park. Things fall apart as money woes mount for Heritage and for Jim, as Tammy takes pills, and as Jerry Falwell takes PTL. Jim goes to prison; she remarries, finds herself alone again, yet remains unsinkable. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She'll make a believer out of you


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

25 January 2000 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,070 (USA) (21 July 2000)

Gross:

$1,025,234 (USA) (29 September 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jim Bakker: I wanna send you this beautiful rice patty baby!
See more »

Connections

Features Fall from Grace (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Full Story, Quite Fascinating
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, I'm not religious and I always thought Jim and Tammy Faye were pathetic scam artists.

I knew, of course, about the scandals involving them and their ministry. What I did not know, and what this film chronicles, is how the Bakkers invented televangelism with not one but three different networks, each of which was stolen from them by other televangelists. Jerry Falwell comes across exactly as the kind of person I have always suspected him to be: a schemer, a traitor, and a con man.

Jim Bakker may not fare much better in the film's view (though Tammy still defends him). It is Tammy Faye herself who is the revelation, though. I did not know of her true compassion for groups that Christian ministries still vilify today (AIDS victims, gays, the poor, etc.).

I never expected to find myself actually sympathizing with, and even liking, the fun-loving, vulnerable Tammy Faye. This is not some propaganda film, but a warts and all profile by respected filmmakers. The narrator is famed drag queen RuPaul Charles, which underscores just how surprising this film is.

I'm not saying I'd like to hear Tammy Faye sing, but after watching this engaging film, I wouldn't mind living next door to her.


15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Parents Ratings should show this as 'R' film movie-viking
Scary resemblance JGibson-2
looking for 'Tammy Faye: Death Defying' Grinnygog
Discuss The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page