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Pass the Ammo (1988)

R | | Comedy | 4 March 1988 (USA)
A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the ... See full summary »

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David Beaird
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Jesse Wilkes
Linda Kozlowski ... Claire
Tim Curry ... Rev. Ray Porter
Annie Potts ... Darla
Dennis Burkley ... Big Joe Becker
Glenn Withrow ... Arnold Limpet
Anthony Geary ... Stonewall
Brian Thompson ... Kenny Hamilton
Logan Ramsey ... Jim Bob Collins
Leland Crooke ... Sheriff Rascal Lebeaux
Jim Holmes ... Governor
Richard Paul ... G.W. Wraith
John Cody John Cody ... Billy
Paul Cody Paul Cody ... Dean
Debra Sue Maffett Debra Sue Maffett ... Miss Dallas
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Storyline

A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the dishonesty of the televangelist industry. Written by Cate Harrington <charring@basics.org>

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Praise the Lord and... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dios rogando... y a los fieles timando See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$169,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,785
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Vista Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shot in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a town whose tourism relies on religion. When the townspeople got wind of the film's premise, they picketed the production. See more »

Goofs

Officer Depaul informs the sheriff that all members of the terrorist group are only armed with pistols (another character makes a similar comment later on). However, one of them carries a shotgun, visible at all times considering that there's cameras filming the group.

False: One officer says, "Look all they got in there is pistols and a two barrel. Don't blow it out of proportion. That's how wars get started." The two barrel is referring to a shotgun. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rascal Lebeaux: It's a damn shame them kids had to die.
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Connections

Spoofs The P.T.L. Club (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass the Ammo, Praise the Lord
Music by David Newman
Lyrics by Nan O'Byrne
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it was one of the best times of my life.
25 July 1999 | by yeager-4See all my reviews

first i was one of the people that did not make it to the credits. i was the fat boy that bill used as a shield from the cops.

i enjoyed watching just as much as being there.

this movie was not just a comedy, but a close look at the televangelist, this was filmed at the height of jim and tammy's trouble, and jimmy swagard's trouble, we received script changes that where a mirror image of events that were still unfolding in the press, many changes happened before it was in the press.


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