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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 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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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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Soundtracks

On My Way (The Road Song)
Words and Music by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
Performed by 'Kip Martin (II)' and The Merles
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Perhaps the worst movie ever made.
5 January 2005 | by obxparadiseSee all my reviews

I bought this DVD in a bargain bin -- you get what you pay for. I cannot watch the entire movie....it's that bad. I'm glad I only paid $3.00 for it. Save yourself some money - avoid at all costs. I thought, when i saw that Sandra Bullock was in it that it might be okay. Wrong. Dead wrong.

The acting stinks, the directing stinks and it's not funny.

Avoid it like the plague.

You'll be glad you listened to me.

Of the subject a bit....but one can usually find some good bargains in the bargain bins. It's how I have built up my DVD collection.


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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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Box Office

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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