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Salvation Boulevard (2011)

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Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

Director:

George Ratliff

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Douglas Stone (screenplay) (as Doug Max Stone), George Ratliff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Connelly ... Gwen Vandermeer
Greg Kinnear ... Carl Vandermeer
Pierce Brosnan ... Dan Day
Ed Harris ... Peter Blaylock
Jan Radcliff Jan Radcliff ... Moderator
Ciarán Hinds ... Jim Hunt
Jim Gaffigan ... Jerry Hobson
Marisa Tomei ... Honey Foster
Isabelle Fuhrman ... Angie Vandermeer
Mary Callaghan Lynch Mary Callaghan Lynch ... Bedelia Hobson
Cree Kelly ... Tabitha (as Christine Kelly)
Randy Ryan ... Duane the AV Guy
Mike Eshaq Mike Eshaq ... Ahmad the Security Guard
Julia Glander Julia Glander ... Protest Leader
Michael Maurice Michael Maurice ... Officer Bill Peale
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Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

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For Carl, salvation turned out to be a tight squeeze!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, violence, drug material and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agios me to zori See more »

Filming Locations:

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,208, 17 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,445, 21 August 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear appeared in The Matador (2005) and I Don't Know How She Does It (2011). See more »

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Although throughout the film, Ed Harris's character is called Paul Blaylock, in the end credits he is shown as Peter Blaylock. See more »

Quotes

Peter Blaylock: Where does religion come from? It comes from fear. Belief in the supernatural arose to protect us from the frightening unknown. Whether it be volcanoes, thunder, lightning, earthquake, death, evil, somewhere along the line the supernatural became God, and the unknown became Satan.
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Features Legend (1985) See more »

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How Great Thour Art
Written by Stuart K. Hine
Performed by Daniel Rodriguez
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Megachurch dark comedy
28 November 2011 | by thebackofmyhouseSee all my reviews

Basically, the movie about a pastor who tries to cover up an accident and things get out of control in the process. Overall, the acting was good throughout. A problem I had with this movie was the "comedy music" that plays when there was a "funny" situation going on. I thought they were pushing it too hard on some scenes. In my opinion, it would have still been as funny without the music. And it's a dark comedy, "comedy music" is not needed in dark comedies. Though it's a bit annoying, but not annoying enough to tamper my enjoyment of the movie.

The story is well written with enough twists to keep you guessing, and the metaphors are well done, especially the Christianity themes. If you've seen the movie Four Lions, then this is a Christianity version of it. There's isn't much similarity in story, but it is thematically similar. A good pick for fans of dark comedies.


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