5.2/10
158
5 user 4 critic

Pray TV (1980)

PG | | Comedy
A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, but which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.

Director:

Rick Friedberg
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell
Off the Wall (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two young hitchhikers are picked up a speed-crazed young woman, who tears around the countryside. She leaves them to take the blame for her activities, and they find themselves sentenced to... See full summary »

Director: Rick Friedberg
Stars: Paul Sorvino, Patrick Cassidy, Rosanna Arquette
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

At a roller disco competition, two rivals find themselves becoming good friends while competing for a prize of one thousand dollars in cash.

Director: William A. Levey
Stars: Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Ron Palillo
Tap (1989)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Just released from prison, Max Washington must decide which of his previous professions to return to: burglar or tap dancer.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Sammy Davis Jr.
Western | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of a young man (Johnny Crawford) who dreams of being a cowboy in the old west, but lives in a big city in present time.

Director: James R. Rokos
Stars: Johnny Crawford, Kristin Harmon, Ruth Hussey
Connors' War (Video 2006)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A blinded ex special agent is given his sight back by a special serum in order for him to stop a nuke that's hidden somewhere in the city. Things are just starting to complicate.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Nia Peeples, Blu Mankuma
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Romance and drama occur after a pop superstar falls for an audience member -- a seat filler posing as an attorney -- at a music awards show.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland, DeRay Davis
Pray TV (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a TV celebrity.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: John Ritter, Ned Beatty, Richard Kiley
Shangri-La Plaza (TV Movie 1990)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A musical-comedy unsold pilot made by CBS in 1990. Macho Ira and sensitive George are two polar-opposite brothers who own an auto-repair shop in Southern California. Both men quickly fall ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Terrence Mann, Jeff Yagher, Melora Hardin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Dabney Coleman ... Marvin Fleece
Paul Cooper Paul Cooper ... Pom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosemary Alexander ... Mormon Wife
Lewis Arquette ... Fred Wilson
Jaime Lyn Bauer ... Mary of Nazareth
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Willie Washington, Usher
Joe Bratcher Joe Bratcher ... Joseph of Nazareth
Charlie Brill ... Dr. Ramirez
Irv Burton Irv Burton ... Hare Krishna Quartet #1
Steve Carlson Steve Carlson ... Frank Grimace
Bob Casale ... 'Dove' band member
Gerald V. Casale Gerald V. Casale ... 'Dove' band member
Dick Chudnow Dick Chudnow ... Newsboy / Mexican / Wino / Hassidic Jew / Possessed Boy / Leagally Dead Harold / Bruce the Orderly
Jacque Lynn Colton Jacque Lynn Colton ... Joanie
Dr. John ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, but which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you haven't got a sense of humor, you haven't got a prayer.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

K-GOD See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The band in the film, Dove, is played by the rock-music group Devo. See more »

Soundtracks

Born Again
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great parody of the religion business
28 January 2007 | by bodoe5783-1See all my reviews

this film is such a great commentary, like the film repossess, on the business behind organized religion, not only on TV and radio, but on your street corner.

the skits are simply hysterical. they move through very quickly, and help keep your interest through the sub plot of greed, along with the stupidity of the faithful. the skits are designed to offend the religious zealots in the audience, and they succeed. those in the audience who understand the hypocrisy of religions, will roar with laughter, and a tremendous awakening.

dabney coleman plays his part to the hilt, it's kind of like the mr.hart character from 9-5, with a lesser edge. mr. coleman is a fantastic actor, and he takes this part all the way.

the other actors are also well cast, not a bad performance in the lot.

in a nut shell, if your a religious zealot, YOU WILL BE OFFENDED by this film, no matter WHAT religion you practice. it's like a don ricles monologue....it hits EVERYONE....no one is spared. and it is hysterically funny, and very true to life.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed