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The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy | January 2009 (USA)
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'The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah' is the mockumentary story of a man who thinks he is a messiah. Not *the* messiah, but rather a local, regionally selected messiah for his ... See full summary »


Christopher J. Hansen (as Chris Hansen)





Credited cast:
Dustin Olson Dustin Olson ... Brian
Joseph Frost Joseph Frost ... Aaron
Ellen Halper ... Miriam (as Ellen Dolan)
Tony Hale ... Homeowner with Demons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Dennis Anne Dennis ... Tan Woman
Sierra Dennis Sierra Dennis ... Tan Woman's Daughter
Brian Elliott Brian Elliott ... Door Slamming Homeowner
Brian Elliott Brian Elliott ... Door Slamming Homeowner
Aurelio 'B.B.' Enriquez Aurelio 'B.B.' Enriquez ... Guy Who Needs Haircut
Brooks Grigson Brooks Grigson ... 'Six Pack or Keg' Guy
Stephen Gully Stephen Gully ... Young Man
Michael Hancock Michael Hancock ... Large Man
Christopher J. Hansen ... Interviewer
James Hansen James Hansen ... Tim C.
Hunter Hawkins Hunter Hawkins ... Smoking Guy


'The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah' is the mockumentary story of a man who thinks he is a messiah. Not *the* messiah, but rather a local, regionally selected messiah for his own home-town. He's on a quest, desperately trying to raise money for a town-wide rally where he hopes to announce his deity - and to determine his true, god-given 'special purpose' in life - which may or may not have something to do with ailments of the lower gastrointestinal tract, but he won't be sure until he hears more or less directly from Yahweh. Written by Chris Hansen

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Release Date:

January 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bellmead, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Theoretical Entertainment See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Won the Best Comedy Feature Award (a.k.a. "A Ridiculously Good Movie" Award) at the 2007 Southern Winds Film Festival. See more »

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Some funny bits
25 March 2007 | by KellySee all my reviews

The making of this film was the subject of a class at Baylor University in Waco. This probably would have been a great class to be part of and the film looks very good for a school project. Unfortunately, I don't think there was a great film to be made from this script. There were some very funny bits, but just not enough of them to stretch out for a whole movie. It's a mockumentary about a man who thinks he's a messiah. Not THE Messiah, he thinks he's just here for the residents of his home town.

The art direction added some funny touches. The characters ate from packages labeled Generic Cheese Snacks and Vomit Plopps. I liked the Warhol-styled Jesus poster on the messiah's wall- it was like the four different-colored Marilyns.

The director, a professor at Baylor, was at the screening and mentioned that the relationship between the messiah and his brother is similar to that of the main characters in American Movie, a real documentary and a better film that this one.

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