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In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) (1980)

In God We Tru$t (original title)
PG | | Comedy | 26 September 1980 (USA)
Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

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Marty Feldman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Feldman ... Brother Ambrose
Peter Boyle ... Dr. Sebastian Melmoth
Louise Lasser ... Mary
Richard Pryor ... G.O.D.
Andy Kaufman ... Armageddon T. Thunderbird
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Abbot Thelonious
Severn Darden ... Priest
Eddie Parks
Stephanie Ross Stephanie Ross
Richard A. Roth Richard A. Roth
Barbara Ann Grimes Barbara Ann Grimes ... (as Barbara Ann Walters)
John J. Koshel John J. Koshel
Peter Koshel Peter Koshel
Lynda Chase Lynda Chase ... (as Lynda Chase-Chankin)
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... (as Brayton 'Bob' Yerkes)
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Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually petitions G.O.D. for the cash. Written by Lyte

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This is Brother Ambrose. Lead him not into temptation. For he's sure to follow.

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Trivia

According to the Astral Research website, when theatrically released, "Some Christians tried to condemn the film as blasphemous." See more »

Goofs

When Brother Ambrose pushes the table in at the dinner the wire used to pull it to its place is visible. See more »

Quotes

Brother Ambrose: Doubts are about the only certainties I have right now, yes.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) See more »

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Good For God
Written and performed by Harry Nilsson
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A clear-eyed look at religion in America
30 November 1998 | by carolann-3See all my reviews

Marty Feldman plays a meek monk who emerges from the monastery he's lived in all his life to get the money needed to save it. He travels to the big city and meets a number of characters who are obsessed with religion, money, or both. This movie manages to show devotion, delusion and hypocrisy with clarity and, yes, grace, while providing plenty of laughs. Blessed are the meek, for they get off easy in this one; the greedy and vicious are not so lucky. Andy Kaufman's performance as Armageddon T. Thunderbird is brilliant, chilling, and not to be missed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In God We Tru$t See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,008,150, 28 September 1980

Gross USA:

$5,215,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,215,015
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Universal Pictures See more »
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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