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A Fool and His Money (1989)

Religion, Inc. (original title)
While watching TV, ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God. Advised by the Almighty to go into business for himself, Codman inaugurates his own religion, founded on a philosophy of selfishness.

Director:

Daniel Adams

Writers:

Daniel Adams (story), Daniel Adams (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Penner ... Morris Codman
Gerald Orange Gerald Orange ... Ian Clarity
Sandra Bullock ... Debby Cosgrove
George Plimpton ... God
Wendy Adams ... Peggy
Chuck Pfeiffer Chuck Pfeiffer ... Brendan Collins (as Chuck Pfeifer)
Earl Hagan Jr. Earl Hagan Jr. ... Rev. Billy Bob McElroy
Michael Mandell Michael Mandell ... Joe French
Jaffe Cohen ... Herman Whipple
Maggie Wagner ... Sam
Marcia Amron Marcia Amron ... Mrs. Codman
William Hill ... Lucas
Jerzy Kosinski ... Beggar
Tama Janowitz Tama Janowitz ... TV Host
José Torres José Torres ... Jose Torres (as Jose Torres)
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Storyline

While watching TV, ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God. Advised by the Almighty to go into business for himself, Codman inaugurates his own religion, founded on a philosophy of selfishness.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about lovers, destiny and a whole lot of money.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fool and His Money See more »

Filming Locations:

Edison, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (NTSC Color)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Morris is talking to an employee in a meeting about starting up a cocktail hour there is only one pack of cigarettes in front of him when he is seen from the front. But in shots of him from behind, there are two packs. See more »

Quotes

Ian Clarity: Remember: The road to Utopia is paved with bad intentions!
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Old Noah
Words and Music by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
Performed by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
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Awful doesn't even describe
4 September 2005 | by daddysgrlieSee all my reviews

I first became interested in this movie because Sandra Bullock was on the cover. Little did I know that she was barely in the movie, and not even her rare appearance (which was the only thing worthwhile) could save this movie. The only reason I didn't stop the movie after the first five minutes was because I was determined to see it to the end--no matter what. Unfortunately, after the movie came to a conclusion (if you can call it that) I felt as if I had been violated with the most awful cinematic experience ever. The troubling parts of the movie were the horrible acting, the worst script, and music that sounded like it was pulled straight from a "country's worst" compilation album, volume one. I would recommend anything else. This is probably the WORST movie I have ever seen, and I have seen my share of bad movies.


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