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Fall from Grace (1990)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 29 April 1990
Biographical film about televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker chronicles their rise in the religious arena and their ultimate fall in 1987 after Jim's 1980 dalliance with Jessica Hahn which ... See full summary »

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writer:

Ken Trevey
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernadette Peters ... Tammy Faye Bakker
Kevin Spacey ... Jim Bakker
Richard Herd ... Richard Dortch
Beth Grant ... Paulene
John McLiam ... Rev. Aubrey Sara
Richard Paul ... Rev. Jerry Falwell
Travis Swords Travis Swords ... Patrick
Jon Lindstrom ... Brian
Justin Lord ... P.T.L. Club Director
Jean Kasem ... Palm Springs Realtor
Randy Crowder ... TV Director
John Petlock John Petlock ... Technical Engineer
J. Michael Flynn ... Bakker's Attorney
Mary Ann Gibson Mary Ann Gibson ... Jim's Secretary
Mark Davenport Mark Davenport ... Real Estate Man
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Biographical film about televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker chronicles their rise in the religious arena and their ultimate fall in 1987 after Jim's 1980 dalliance with Jessica Hahn which came to light and their mismanagement of funding of their PTL ministries. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

While Tammy Faye Bakker was pleased with Bernadette Peters performance, she said that she felt that Kevin Space "did not do a good job." See more »

Quotes

Tammy Faye Bakker: [on Jessica Hahn] If she's really beautiful, I'm gonna file for divorce.
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"Fall From Grace" typical Hollywood hype
19 December 2006 | by Rick4404See all my reviews

"Fall From Grace" only aired on NBC twice way back in 1990-91 sometime. Then the film was shelved, and as far as I know it hasn't re-aired anyplace else.

Kevin Spacey (playing Jim Bakker) and Bernadette Peters (playing the now-former Tammy Faye Bakker; who since remarried and became Tammy Faye Messner) both turned in stellar performances. Bernadette's singing left a lot to be desired, versus the real Tammy's fantastic singing voice.

However, this movie was typical "Hollywood hype" if you ask me. It really was not an accurate portrayal of either the Bakkers nor the Christian empire that was known as Heritage USA and the PTL Club.

It seemed that most of the movie was shot on a Hollywood sound stage. It would have helped to at least shoot some of the scenes on location there in South Carolina on the former Heritage USA property.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sündenfall See more »

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NBC Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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