Religion, Inc.


1h 27m 1989

Brief Synopsis

After an encounter with "the lord," a man forms a new company that establishes a new religion based on greed and selfishness. Though initially successful, problems eventually emerge, bringing the man to the realization that scamming people out of their money isn't worth the loss of his morals and h

Film Details

Also Known As
Religion Inc, Religion, Inc.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
Edison, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

After an encounter with "the lord," a man forms a new company that establishes a new religion based on greed and selfishness. Though initially successful, problems eventually emerge, bringing the man to the realization that scamming people out of their money isn't worth the loss of his morals and his love.

Crew

Daniel Adams

From Story

Daniel Adams

Executive Producer

Daniel Adams

Screenwriter

Paul Birk

Gaffer

Bonnie Blake

1st Assistant Camera

Hank Blumenfield

Line Producer

Michelangelo Csaba Bolla

2nd Assistant Director

Charlie Boone

Production Assistant

Denise Brassard

Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Simon Brook

1st Assistant Director

Simon Brook

Associate Producer

James Brummel

Bestboy

Eric Charipka

Set Dresser

Walter Cohen

Location Manager

Diane Conn

Production Auditor

Laura Deblasi

Production Assistant

Warner Dick

Stills

Kathleen Dowling

Props

John Drake

Director Of Photography

Deb Dyer

Other

Mary Eiben

2nd Assistant Camera

John Geisler

Key Grip

Emanuel Goldberg

Executive Producer

Adam Goldfine

2nd Grip

Debra Gonzalez

Casting (Extras)

Todd Klein

2nd Grip

Scott Leckie

Production Assistant

Sonny Lowe

2nd Assistant Director

Michael Mailer

Producer

Michael Mailer

Screenwriter

Barry Malawski

3rd Grip

Kip Martin

Music

Lauren Matonis

Hairstyles

Lauren Matonis

Makeup

Sandy Mcdonough

Bestboy Electrician

Leslie Mcgovern

Costume Designer

Leslie Mcgovern

Wardrobe Supervisor

Brett Miller

Production Assistant

Robin Monroe

Casting

Justin Muller

Production Assistant

Anne O'brien

Production Office Coordinator Assistant

Laury Pense

Executive Producer

Alexa Polesky

Set Dresser Assistant

Tom Potoskie

Electrician

Jeff Pullman

Sound Recording Mixer

Cheryl Rave

Production Assistant

Sally Reed

Production Assistant

Paola Ridolfi

Production Designer

Thomas R Rondinella

Editor

Marian Rooney

Production Assistant

Edward Rosenstein

Unit Manager

Jill Greenberg Sands

Casting Assistant

Rick Stribling

Key Grip

Tom Szaboles

Boom Operator

Adrienne Tien

Script Supervisor

Maura Walsh

Craft Service

Mark Weingarten

Sound Recording Mixer

Rachael Weinzimer

Art Assistant

Kathy Welch

Production Office Coordinator

Billie Wayne Willsie

Art Department Coordinator

Karen Wisell

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Religion Inc, Religion, Inc.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
Edison, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1989

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 1989.

Began shooting September 24, 1988.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1989

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 1989.)