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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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Tagline:
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:
Best of The Year 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:I wanna send you this beautiful rice patty baby!See more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Best of The Year, 23 December 2000
Author: 49235781 from Saskatchewan, Canada

In a year where its easier to form a ten worst list than a ten best list, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale landscape of formulaic, uninteresting, and generally BAD productions made by the Hollywood machine.

But, "Eyes" is more than simply the recent Biography of Tammy Faye on the big screen. No no no! "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" tells a solid story about a family's reversal of fortune, and one woman's really hard struggle through a life which is far from being complete. And the best (or worst, depending on who you are) part is, its a true story. There aren't any plots to "buy in to" or any storylines that make you go "huh?".

For the most part, the story is very first-person, although Drag Queen Ru Paul Charles helps us along in times when the story needs that next advance.

Its a documentary which reads more like a movie... and, as one IMDB reviewer has already said, you laugh, you cry, you NEED the waterproof mascara.

The filmmakers, whilst it appears at time are getting their kicks out of putting Tammy Faye on the big screen, are (for the most part) sincere in their telling of the tale. They treat Tammy Faye with dignity, but also acknowledge a certain "kitsch" there is to the whole PTL saga.

Whether you love her, hate her, or are totally uninterested in her, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" will bring you closer to Tammy Faye, and provide golden nuggets of insight in to who she really is as a person. In the end, you leave feeling ashamed... she's no different than anyone else, trying to carve out their mark in the world. And if you feel that, if you can immerse yourself in split-seconds of guilt throughout the film, the filmmakers have accomplished their goal. She is no longer an enigma... she is human. She is, Tammy Faye.

10/10

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