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In God We Tru$t

Now ensconced in America, Marty Feldman turned at least one of his satirical eyes onto that country’s burgeoning evangelical movement. Feldman plays a naïve Trappist monk threatened with eviction from his monastery by big time TV evangelist Armageddon T Thunderbird (Andy ‘Taxi’ Kaufman), and sets off into the seedier parts of LA to raise the rent money. A mess of random potshots that makes Every Home… seem sober, the film flails randomly at obvious targets (Peter Boyle plays a religious conman with a mobile cathedral) leavened with dollops of cornball sentiment (Feldman finds friendship with a stereotypical ‘hooker with a heart of gold’).

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