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Papa Was a Preacher (1986)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pine ... 'Papa' Porter
Georgia Engel ... 'Mama' Porter
Imogene Coca ... Missy B
Dean Stockwell ... John
Laird Stuart Laird Stuart ... Claudie Walker
Brandon Douglas ... Raymond
Melora Hardin ... Janette
Gerrod Miskovsky Gerrod Miskovsky ... Edd
Gennie James ... Alyene
Joshua Butts Joshua Butts ... Paul
Rodger Boyce ... Mr. Granger
Jerry Haynes ... Jack Murphy
Tony Morris Tony Morris ... Elliott Powell
Stephanie Dunnam ... Kate Tucker
Stephanie Nichols Stephanie Nichols ... Darlene Hudson


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19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Rosie Productions See more »
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Papa Was a Preacher a rare film
9 September 2017 | by jdvenzkeSee all my reviews

One of my favorite movies of all times. We used to rent it from a Bible book store. Then it became unavailable anywhere. I actually contacted the producer to try to buy a copy. She said the movie had been removed from any further production, but she had a limited number of personal copies. She sent us one of her VHS copies. We have loaned it out a few times, but still have it. Recently I searched for a DVD version of the movie and stumbled onto one. It was produced from an original VHS. Also the entire movie is on YouTube in German version.

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