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In God We Trust (2000)

A speeding truck sends Robert into purgatory, with the probability of a warm climate. He escapes to Earth and tries to fix things before purgatory catches up with him.

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Jason Reitman

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Jason Reitman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Speight Jr. ... Robert
Jeff Witzke ... Gil
Shelley Berman ... Manny
Jim O'Heir ... Foreman
Phillip MacIvor Phillip MacIvor ... Bobby Jr.
Cynthia Davila Cynthia Davila ... Ashley
Wendy Braun ... Welcomer
Bill Birch ... Paramedic
Michael Loprete Michael Loprete ... Paramedic
Mary Jo Smith ... Dancer
Heather Brown Heather Brown ... Teenager
Paulina Gretzky ... Pink girl
Tim Crane Tim Crane ... Robber
Jim Thoms Jim Thoms ... Vagrant
Lee Weaver Lee Weaver ... Big Man
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While standing in the middle of the street contemplating the motto on a quarter, Robert is killed by an on-coming SUV. In the waiting room of the afterlife, a punctilious clerk, Gil, pulls up Robert's record on the computer and tells the young man that he's damned. Lots of little bad things have added up, and his score is negative. Robert bolts back to earth, with Gil and his colleagues in hot pursuit. Robert visits his girlfriend, drinks a smoothie with his dad, foils a robbery, and dances. His positive points are accumulating as Gil (and death) close in. Is it up or down for our Bobby? Little things can mean a lot. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Богу мы доверяем See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Gil: So, wasn't looking both ways?
Robert: [slight pause] I'm dead, huh?
Gil: Oh, thank God. If I have to explain to one more person that they won't be seeing their kids again... Everyone is *soooo* special.
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Best Short in Toronto, too
28 December 2000 | by loserbethSee all my reviews

First saw this at the Toronto Film Festival, and it was great. Better than some two hour features I saw there! This director is a talent to watch, I hope he is already working on a feature. I think you can see this little gem for yourself at atomfilms.com. It was there a few months ago.

I can't tell you too much about the story, cause I don't want to give it away! The actor was in those Doritos commercials, and some other stuff, he's very familiar. The writing is all there, and the acting by (forgive me, I don't know the names) the "purgatorial officer" was hilarious. You could tell that the people making the short were having fun. Well, if they weren't they sure looked it. Try to find this somewhere, you be glad you did.


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