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The Janitor (1995)

A mildly-irreverent reinterpretation of bible events, with God's janitor claiming, by virtue of covering up his own lapses, credit for everything from the Flood to the Ascension!

Director:

Vanessa Schwartz

Writer:

Geoffrey Lewis
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Geoffrey Lewis ... God's Janitor (voice)
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A mildly-irreverent reinterpretation of bible events, with God's janitor claiming, by virtue of covering up his own lapses, credit for everything from the Flood to the Ascension! Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El portero See more »

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Mono
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Entertaining, if quirky and probably controversial.
13 October 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is not going to appeal to everyone. I'm a Catholic with a sense of humor and quite secure in my faith, so it doesn't bother me. I think it's quite funny, as a matter of fact. There are undoubtably people who would disagree vehemently. This cartoon is not for them. If you are a True Believer, you probably won't like this cartoon. I happen to give the Almighty credit for having a sense of humor and I think this is a funny, if less reverent look at how things work. Well worth watching. Recommended with the caveats stated above.


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