Pray TV (1982 film)

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Pray TV
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Genre Drama
Written by Lane Slate
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Starring John Ritter
Ned Beatty
Richard Kiley
Madolyn Smith
Louise Latham
Theme music composer Dennis McCarthy
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Peter S. Greenberg
Cinematography Donald H. Birnkrant
Editor(s) Peter Parasheles
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) ABC Circle Films
Distributor ABC
Release
Original network ABC
Original release February 1, 1982 (1982-02-01)

Pray TV was the title of a made-for-TV drama in 1982 which aired on ABC starring John Ritter and Ned Beatty.[1] The project garnered controversy when Rev. Jerry Falwell, the prominent televangelist, undertook a public campaign in an attempt to keep the TV movie from airing.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a TV celebrity.

Fake Phone Number in Film Gets Real Calls[edit]

The telephone number advertised by Rev. Stone got 15,000 real calls for help.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (February 1, 1982). "Ned Beatty in Role of Broadcast Evangelist". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ O'Connor, John J. (February 7, 1982). "A Serious Subject Flawed by Compromise". The New York Times. 

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