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The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  25 January 2000 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Himself
...
Himself
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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>

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She'll make a believer out of you


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

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

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$1,025,234 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Tammy Faye Bakker: How sad that we as Christians, who are to be the salt of the earth, and we, who are supposed to be able to love everyone, are afraid so badly of an AIDS patient that we will not go up and put our arm around them and tell that that we care.
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The World through Tammy Faye's eyes
12 August 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

..and Tammy Faye through ours. Saw this tonight and it was so deliciously campy and downright funny ! TF is an accidental hoot most of the time as she takes herself so seriously and it is impossible for the audience to do so. I mean anyone who looks at the camera with 2 inches of industrial strength make-up on and says in all seriousness that she likes things real and natural is an unintentional standup comic. Did not like the gimmicky hand-puppets intro to each segment of the Jim and TF sorry saga. Liked how this gutsy, never say fail woman comes across, there's a naivete and sadness to her tackiness coupled with her real devotion to the lord. You just have to like her by movie's end.


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