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Religulous -- This is the theatrical trailer for Religulous, directed by Larry Charles and starring Bill Maher.

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Release Date:
3 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Do you smell something burning? See more »
Plot:
Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Contemplative Religiosity For The Masses See more (330 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bill Maher ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tal Bachman ... Himself
Jonathan Boulden ... Himself
Steve Burg ... Himself
Francis Collins ... Himself
George Coyne ... Himself (as Father George Coyne PhD)
Benjamin Creme ... Himself
Jeremiah Cummings ... Himself
Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda ... Himself
Fatima Elatik ... Herself
Yahuda Etzion ... Himself
Reginald Foster ... Himself (as Father Reginald Foster)
Mohamed Junas Gaffar ... Himself
Bill Gardiner ... Himself

Ted Haggard ... Himself (archive footage)
Rabbi Halperin ... Himself
Ken Ham ... Himself

Dean Hamer ... Himself (as Dr. Dean Hamer)
Mohammad Hourani ... Himself (as Dr. Mohammad Hourani PhD)

Jeffrey Hunter ... Jesus (archive footage)

Nelson Leigh ... Jesus (archive footage)
Julie Maher ... Herself
Kathy Maher ... Herself
Aki Nawaz ... Himself (as Propa-Gandhi)
Andrew Newberg ... Himself (as Dr. Andrew Newberg MD)
Fred Phelps ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Pryor ... Himself
Shmuel Strauss ... Himself (as Rabbi Shmuel Strauss)
Ray Suarez ... Himself
Jimmy Turkmani ... Himself
Ferre van Beveren ... Himself (as Reverend Ferre van Beveren)
Yisroel Dovid Weiss ... Himself (as Rabbi Dovid Weiss)
John Westcott ... Himself (as Pastor John Westcott)
Geert Wilders ... Himself
Jim Bakker ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kaya Bousquet ... Model (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kirk Cameron ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Larry Charles ... Himself (uncredited)

Tom Cruise ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jerry Falwell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Billy Gibbons ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Theo van Gogh ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charlton Heston ... George Taylor (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dusty Hill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benny Hinn ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mike Huckabee ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kim Hunter ... Zira (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

The Bishop Don Magic Juan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Larry King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Lieberman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marilyn Manson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John McCain ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pope John Paul II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Prince ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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

George C. Scott ... Abraham (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gene Simmons ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Britney Spears ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Paul Stanley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Travolta ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Max von Sydow ... Jesus (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kanye West ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Charles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Maher  written by (uncredited)

Produced by
Jesse Johnston .... executive producer
Leila Lak .... field producer: England
Alexandra Lambrinidis .... associate producer
Bill Maher .... producer
Kevin O'Donnell .... line producer
Flavia Oertwig .... field producer: Italy
Lisa Rudin .... associate producer
Charlie Siskel .... executive producer
Jonah Smith .... producer
Alon Tuval .... field producer: Israel
Palmer West .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Hardwick (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Groth 
Christian Kinnard 
Jeffrey M. Werner 
 
Production Management
Chelsea Barnard .... field supervisor
Tommaso Colognese .... production supervisor: Italy
Craig Conolly .... unit production manager (as Craig J. Conolly)
Jan Diederen .... field supervisor: The Netherlands
Brad Goodman .... post-production supervisor (as Bradley M. Goodman)
Kevin Kolovich .... production supervisor: England
Alexandra Lambrinidis .... field supervisor
Mary Prendergast .... post-production supervisor
Charlie Siskel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Conolly .... first assistant director (as Craig J. Conolly)
Charlie Siskel .... first assistant director
Dale Stern .... first assistant director (as Dale S. Stern)
 
Sound Department
Rick Camera .... sound re-recording mixer (as Rick Camara)
John Cannon .... first assistant sound editor
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Scott Harber .... sound mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound re-recording mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Fabrizio Donati .... audio restorer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Scott M. Davids .... visual effects & graphics supervisor: Yard VFX (as Scott Davids)
Jalal Jemison .... digital compositor: Yard VFX
Jalal Jemison .... graphics animator: Yard VFX
Benjamin Locke .... graphics animator: Yard VFX
Benjamin Locke .... main title animator: Yard VFX
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Hardwick .... camera operator
Ryo Kinno .... first assistant camera (as Ryo Kinino)
Mark Schwartzbard .... camera operator
David Mickler .... camera operator: behind the scenes (uncredited)
Sam Moon .... camera operator: "c" camera: England (uncredited)
Owen A. Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Alper .... stylist: England
 
Editorial Department
Thomas J. Cabela .... assistant editor (as Tom Cabela)
David Egan .... first assistant editor
Evan Goldstein .... post-production coordinator
John Klos .... final cut pro systems support: Big Time Picture Company
Asim Matin .... assistant editor
Jeff Mee .... first assistant editor
Aaron Peak .... colorist
Aaron Peak .... on-line editor
Silja Tõnisson .... first assistant editor (as Silja Tonisson)
Leroy Wolf .... color timer
Mike Ford .... post-production associate (uncredited)
Micky Hohl .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Neil W. Smith .... digital intermediate supervisor: Hollywood-DI (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Richard Henderson .... music consultant
Chris Robertson .... music clearance: Diamond Time
Ben Zales .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
Lori Chavez .... transportation coordinator
Eli 'Kiko' Cohen .... transportation coordinator: Israel
Jeff Hyland .... driver
Tom Jenkins .... driver
Shalom Kleiman .... driver: Israel
Gianfranco Renzoni .... driver: Italy
Jared Robbins .... transportation captain
Meir Tabcznik .... driver: Israel
Massimiliano Taglioni .... driver: Italy (as Massimilano Taglioni)
 
Other crew
Fouad Abughosh .... field coordinator: Israel
Robyn Adams .... researcher
Giosué Arcuri .... production security
Chelsea Barnard .... researcher
Bhanu Bhatnagar .... production assistant: England
Roberta Brodsky .... field coordinator
Cara Casey .... field coordinator
Sophie Charles .... researcher
Kate Coe .... archival researcher
Michelle Cornelius .... assistant: Mr. Maher
Peter Dally .... international legal contracts
Classietta Davis-Foreman .... field coordinator (as Classietta Davis)
Mike Diaz .... production assistant
Jan Diederen .... researcher: The Netherlands
Alon Farago .... location manager: Israel
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Amiran Gicelter .... international legal contracts
Max Gottlieb .... production insurance: Frankel & Associates
Alan Grodin .... legal services: Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin & Evall
Octavia Hartland .... production assistant: England
Gill Havivi .... production security
Dave Herrmann .... production assistant (as David Hermann)
Lauren A Jackson .... travel coordinator (as Lauren Jackson)
Mano Janssen .... international legal contracts
Armand Killan .... international legal contracts
Mary Knowles .... booker
Dalit Koren .... production secretary: Israel
Calum Latham .... production assistant: England
Anjani Mandavia .... legal services: Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin & Evall
David Mickler .... production assistant
Mark Monto .... security
Massimiliano Mostardini .... international legal contracts
Shannon Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Smith & Mr. West
Dana Ostroff .... production accountant
Lisa Rudin .... assistant: Mr. Charles
Kathy Sarreal .... legal services: Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin & Evall
Estee Seward .... assistant: Mr. Maher
Julie Shapiro .... production travel: Travel Corps
Noam Sharon .... researcher: Israel
Marc R. Sinderman .... production accountant
Matthew N. Sugarman .... legal services: Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin & Evall (as Matt Sugarman)
Rieko Takagi .... production assistant
Greg Wishnev .... researcher (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Cliff Dorfman .... special thanks
Ned Goldreyer .... special thanks
Julie Maher .... in loving memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and sexual material
Runtime:
101 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
All of the "s"s on the DVD's closed captioning are dollar signs ($).See more »
Quotes:
Bill Maher:The fashion industry, the Islamic fashion industry. Do you feel that that's been hobbled at all by the fact that homosexuality is a Sin punishable by death? I'm talking about the designers, you know? Okay.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Submission: Part I (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
IncrementSee more »

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What does "religulous" mean?
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300 out of 419 people found the following review useful.
Contemplative Religiosity For The Masses, 5 August 2008
Author: toniintc from United States

Saw the world premier of this at the Traverse City Film Festival. I am a big Bill Maher fan and this was definitely the movie/documentary I was most looking forward to at the festival.

I was not disappointed, though I think it could have been developed a bit more. It seemed to play to the lowest common denominator in that a lot of issues were touched on, sometimes in rapid fashion, but none was examined closely for any length of time. Any astute viewer of Real Time already knows what Maher thinks about religion and many of his arguments with regard to the same. I was hoping for a more in depth analysis of some of the primary aspects of how religion can negatively affect our world in ways that people might not intend. The documentary did that only on the surface. I suppose that shouldn't be surprising as the need to draw people into contemplative thought in this area is probably more of a priority than retaining those that already are there (not to mention selling more tickets).

Subsequent to the showing, director Larry Charles had a discussion on stage with Michael Moore, with questions from the audience. Larry pointed out that he had many many more hours of footage that didn't make it into the final cut, and that he thought maybe a series could be released on cable of this material. I would very much like to see that happen as I think it would quell the thirst I had for more substance with less of the fluff.

However, kudos for Maher and Charles for doing this. If it is successful in getting people to think about religion in real world terms, then it has accomplished its goal.

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