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Pray TV
Pray TV
Actors: Dabney Coleman, Paul Cooper, Rosemary Alexander, Lewis Arquette, Jaime Lyn Bauer
Director: Rick Friedberg
Genres: Comedy
PG     2005     1hr 26min

Dabney Coleman stars as Marvin Fleece, a slick TV evangelist who transforms a rundown station into a broadcasting goldmine with "religious" shows like "Healed for a Day" and "Jump for Jesus". Employees rebel when they real...  more »


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Actors: Dabney Coleman, Paul Cooper, Rosemary Alexander, Lewis Arquette, Jaime Lyn Bauer
Director: Rick Friedberg
Creators: Dick Chudnow, Rick Friedberg, Tina Stern, Nick Castle
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/15/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1980
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1980
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Not as good as I had hoped but it has its funny moments
NoWireHangers | Sweden | 09/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A local TV station facing bankrupcy gets help from Marvin Fleece. His plan to save the station is to is simple: Turn it into a religious TV-station. It's a great success, ratings increase and advertising money pour in. But Fleece's motivation may not be to spread the gospel as he claims or to help the TV-station, but rather to make himself richer.

I can imagine that "Pray TV" might have been ahead of its time in 1980; the worst televangelism scandals were yet to come. That a TV-station woud turn religious just for profit is a great idea for a movie and "Pray TV" but the result was not quite as good as I had hoped. The movie has some quite funny moments and some of the new religious tv-shows are hilarious. As a whole, though, the story gets pretty thin after a while and the plotting is uneven. Not a great movie but one that certainly has its funny moments and may be worth checking out if you like early 1980s comedies or religious or media satire."
Good Movie, Wouldn't Show It to The Kids
Valerie Palmer | Durham, NC | 03/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is only 1 objectionable word in there, but that word is enough to justify not showing it to the kids."