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The Eyes of Tammy Faye -- Witness the incredible real-life story of the spectacular rise, fall and resurrection of the "Queen of the Eyelashes." Many times hilarious and often times tragic, it is an amazing tale of one of the most adored and reviled women of our time.
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She'll make a believer out of you
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Full Story, Quite Fascinating See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

RuPaul ... 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

Pat Boone ... Himself

Jim J. Bullock ... Himself

Greg Gorman ... Himself
Roz Music ... Herself
Steven Chao ... Himself
Jeff Walker ... Himself (as Pastor Jeff Walker)
David Warren ... Himself - Evangelist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roseanne Barr ... Herself (archive footage) (as Roseanne)

Phillip Bloch ... Himself
Richard Dortch ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Falwell ... Himself (archive footage)
Jessica Hahn ... Herself (archive footage)

Oral Roberts ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Robertson ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Fenton Bailey 
Randy Barbato 
 
Produced by
Fenton Bailey .... producer
Randy Barbato .... producer
John Hoffman .... producer: Cinemax
Harry Knapp .... executive producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Gabriel Rotello .... associate producer
Thairin Smothers .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
James Harry 
 
Cinematography by
Sandra Chandler 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Wiesepape 
 
Production Management
Harry Knapp .... executive in charge of production
Eduardo Magaña .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Robert Corbett .... post audio mixer
Albee Gordon .... sound
Stacy Hruby .... sound
Virgil Kanne .... sound
Terry Losardo .... sound
J.L. Myers .... sound
Grady Price Jr. .... sound
Peter Thomas .... sound
Janet Urban .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Celi .... additional camera
Scott Franse .... additional camera
Richard Oliphant .... assistant camera
Don Windsor .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Mike Rysavy .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
James Harry .... music producer
 
Other crew
Samantha Bickley .... researcher
Damien Breen .... production assistant
Donald Brunell .... production team
Ace Eastman .... production team
Nicole Flowers .... production accountant
Tiffany Flynn .... puppeteer
Russell Frazier .... titles
Tyler M. Hall .... production assistant
Johnny Kim .... consultant: beauty product (as Derek Kim)
Mike Kuldanes .... production team
Rob Lundy .... production team
David Magdael .... publicist
Madeline S. McEneney .... production associate
Roger Nead .... tape librarian
Edward Rohwedder .... researcher
Kenny Tallier .... puppeteer
Max Thompson .... production team
Sean Williams .... chyron operator
 
Thanks
Dan Weaver .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
Runtime:
79 min
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Jim Bakker:With your donation of $500, I will send you this beautiful rice patty baby!See more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The Full Story, Quite Fascinating, 29 June 2005
Author: risherb from United States

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.

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