Plot & Details
When Claire (Linda Kozlowski) learns her grandmother has been bilked out of $50,000 by the crooked televangelists Ray (Tim Curry) and Darla Porter (Annie Potts), she recruits her redneck boyfriend Jesse (Bill Paxton) to help recover the money. They travel to the Tower of Bethlehem deep in the Arkansas woods to break into the studio and hold the hosts of the show hostage. This timely comedy came in the wake of scandals involving real-life televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and Jimmy "I Have Sinned" Swaggert. Neil Cohen and Joel Cohen wrote the screenplay.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 93min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/04/1988
- Distributor(s): Vista Organization
- Director(s): David Beaird
- Starring: Bill Paxton , Linda Kozlowski , Tim Curry , Annie Potts , Dennis Burkley
- Keywords: couple, evangelism, family, loot, porter, televangelist, television, time, youth, church, con/scam, inheritance, religion, robbery, sermon
- Country of Origin: USA (03-04-1988)