Glory! Glory! (1989)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but colorless son. When the preacher is promoted into a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind.


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3 August 2005 | sharlyfarley
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| Frankly my dear, I loved it
Televangelists are fair game, but the subject is seldom handled with as much wit or salty glee as it is here. Bobby Joe can't quite seem to get the hang of it, he doesn't have his Daddy's gift. But when he sees Ruth (Ellen Greene) singing in a bar - and moving the audience - he gets an idea: use her to sell Jesus! Ruth has her own ideas, including the ever-popular sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. What she doesn't expect is a genuine conversion...Or that her affairs will suddenly become public.

The cast is terrific, especially James Whitmore (who steals every scene he's in) with the exception of Ruth's lover, the newsman. It's a conventional role, but the actor doesn't bring much to it. In the minor role of Whitmore's henchman, Vincent, Mr. Buza is so good he deserves his own movie...

This is not for the soberly fundamentalist, but all the rest of you will have a good time.

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Soundtracks

These Hands
Music by
Barry Coffing
Lyrics by Barry Coffing and Stan Daniels
Sung by Ellen Greene
Produced by Steve Tyrell
Co-produced by David Kitay
Musical Arrangements by Guy Moon
Vocals by Maxi Anderson, Marlena Jeter, Leslie Smith & Howard Smith
Recording Engineer David Hines

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Genres

Comedy | Drama

Details

Release Date:

19 February 1989

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada, UK

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