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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 »
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Gone But Not Forgotten 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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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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Gone But Not Forgotten, 28 July 2007
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

The recent and untimely death of Tammy Faye was both unfortunate and sad. Whatever faults and foibles she may have had, she was an inspiration to millions of down-home folks, a person who seemed genuinely loving, someone who wanted to reach out and hug everyone she met. There are very few religious fundamentalist leaders whom I would describe in those favorable terms.

"The Eyes Of Tammy Faye", a documentary about the little lady with the big eyelashes, the running mascara, and the child like voice, likewise presents a woman who was sincere, surprisingly intelligent, energetic, persevering, and of course ... emotional. It's a worthwhile film to watch.

In the film she describes herself as "a small town girl, at heart", ironic, given the opulent lifestyle she led with former hubby Jim Bakker, during the heyday of their electronic church empire in the 1980s. Much of the film covers her view of that era; and she has words that are none too flattering about the oily Jerry Falwell, a view that is almost certainly justified.

One of the traits about Tammy Faye that I liked was her genuine compassion for unpopular people and causes, especially gays. In the film she makes it clear that she does not morally judge others. "I don't label people ... We're all just people, made out of the same old dirt; and God didn't make any junk". How many other fundamentalist leaders have that kind of heart and soul?

Through all the heartache and suffering in her life, she maintained a good outlook. "You cannot go forward looking in the rearview mirror of your life; just drop it all, and move on; it's the only way in life that you'll ever find peace, joy, and victory". Wise words indeed.

She was a one-of-a kind person, someone unique in popular culture. She will be remembered for that reason. Yet, underneath all the gobs of makeup, and quite aside from her flair for showmanship, she was a person of humanity, love, and compassion, and as such, a credit to the human race.

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