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Pass the Ammo (1988)

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Jesse Wilkes
Linda Kozlowski ... Claire
Tim Curry ... Rev. Ray Porter
Annie Potts ... Darla
Dennis Burkley ... Big Joe Becker
Glenn Withrow ... Arnold Limpet
Anthony Geary ... Stonewall
Brian Thompson ... Kenny Hamilton
Logan Ramsey ... Jim Bob Collins
Leland Crooke ... Sheriff Rascal Lebeaux
Jim Holmes ... Governor
Richard Paul ... G.W. Wraith
John Cody John Cody ... Billy
Paul Cody Paul Cody ... Dean
Debra Sue Maffett Debra Sue Maffett ... Miss Dallas
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Storyline

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the dishonesty of the televangelist industry. Written by Cate Harrington <charring@basics.org>

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Praise the Lord and... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assalto al network See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$169,785
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The Vista Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film debut of Robert Peters. See more »

Goofs

It is never revealed the fifth robber's fate after the shootout with a police officer. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Wilkes: Put the camera on me. You people sent U$72 million dollars to this guys last year.
Rev. Ray Porter: Amen!
Jesse Wilkes: Why do you send your money to rich people?
Rev. Ray Porter: The spirit of God moved in!
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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Stand Up for Jesus
Performed by Annie Potts
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Forgotten Gem
17 July 2013 | by joywynSee all my reviews

This movie was under appreciated in its time, and is now a forgotten gem. Released in the era of the high rolling TV preachers and their scandals, and the song "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex" was on the radio, it is a great commentary on greed and hypocrisy in the name of religion. Annie Potts in the highly sexualized "Samson and Delilah" scene was priceless and Tim Curry was, well, he is Tim Curry. He rocks the screen in everything he does. The ever watchable Bill Paxton is the bad boy hero and just adds to the amazing cast. I just wish someone would release this on DVD. Or Netflix. Or Amazon Instant. I would love to be able to share this with my friends. Hallelujah, Pass the Ammo, Praise the Lord!


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