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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.


Jason Reitman


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


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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purgatory | death | sin | hell | heaven | See All (13) »


Comedy | Short


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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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Have You Got Enough Points for Heaven?
16 March 2002 | by marty-133See all my reviews

What would happen if you died, and were destined to live the rest of eternal life in hell, on the technicality that not quite enough good deeds had been done to qualify for eternal bliss in the great above? Most likely what the main character in this hilarious short does: RUN LIKE HELL!!!

This film is a fast paced race for survival with a man on a mission to amend his life -- after escaping the halls of judgement -- while a bunch of angels track him down for a kill. In the style of "Run Lola Run" the main character speeds along from destination to destination overcoming obstacles along the way. The plot is much less serious than the aforementioned movie however, and comes up with hilarious scenarios for our hero to deal with.

With great cinematography, accompanying music, and a great sense of humor this is one short not to miss!

You can see it if you like at www.atomfilms.com

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Release Date:

27 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Богу мы доверяем See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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