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And God Spoke (1994)

Michael Riley , Stephen Rappaport , Arthur Borman  |  R |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Riley, Stephen Rappaport, Tamara Mello, Ashlie Rhey, Monique Parent
  • Directors: Arthur Borman
  • Writers: Arthur Borman, Mark Borman, Greg Malins, Michael Curtis
  • Producers: Mark Borman, Richard Raddon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 2003
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009NHAL
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,092 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "And God Spoke" on IMDb

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A Documentary On The Making Of A Big Budget Bible Picture. Thisis A Spoof That Shows The Inside Action On A Film Set Whereeverything That Could Possibly Go Wrong Goes Wrong.

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...And God Laughed March 16, 2000
By A Customer
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I had heard about this film for a long time. Then, after I finally got the video from this fine website, I settled down to watch it. I laughed out loud!
It's the story of a team of independent filmmakers who decide to make a Biblical epic as their next movie. Having Soupy Sales as Moses, Eve Plumb, ("The Brady Bunch"), as Mrs. Noah, and Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk") as Cain, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
A laugh-riot, "And God Spoke" is also a good insight on the world of independent filmmaking. I highly recommend it, and wish I could give it more than just five stars.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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This is a hilarious mock documentary on the filming of a Bible movie that goes all wrong. That is the plot, but that is only the spine that holds all the gags together. The characters are the main attraction here.
Clive Walton (the "director") and Marvin Handleman (the "producer") are from the start obviously not fit to handle this kind of undertaking--their previous films were all bad genre flicks. But Marvin thinks that this will be a great idea because of the target audience ("the biggest selling book in the world times seven dollars a ticket...you do the math"). The caterer designs refreshments that follow the biblical theme (rolls and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish for the "loaves and fishes" motif, and a cooler labeled "Wine" that he says is "really just water"); "Adam" is a method actor who walks around the set nude; and "Eve" has a full-body tattoo. Not to mention the cinematographer who thinks he is shooting a Bergman film, "God" played by a tripped-out ex-hippie, Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch as "Mrs. Noah," and Soupy Sales as "Moses" (who receives Coca-Cola in addition to Commandments from the mountaintop).
It's a consistently funny look at moviemaking behind the scenes when everything that can go wrong does. It has become a fixture in our household, along with Waiting for Guffman (which is as insightful on its own subject). Fans of the one should enjoy the other.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...And God Spoke" spoke to ME! June 28, 2001
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Great little sleeper of a movie that seems to be gaining cult status. When Matthew Perry ("Friends") was once asked about "Waiting for Guffman" (another mockumentary released about the same time) he said there a much funnier one out there called... you guessed it..."...And God Spoke." Well-written, with a lot of inside jokes about the kind of very low-level Hollywood film-making you don't hear much about on ET... the straight to video kind...that will still amuse people not "in the business."
When two extremely low budget film-makers are suddenly blessed with a $40 million dollar budget to make a Biblical Epic for a major studio, they find themselves WAY over their heads at the first call of "ACTION!" It's all downhill from there (for them, not for the audience) Extremely well-written, hilarious movie, adequately directed. Got kind of lost in the bigger press surrounding "Guffman," but like I said, seems to be gaining a large cult following.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most underrated film in the history of cinema June 24, 2002
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I am proud of myself being one of the few audience who have actually seen this little gem at a movie theater in Westwood, California in the early 90s. This movie knocked me out. Totally original, actually this is the first film that I saw claimed to be a "mocumentary." I just loved it. One of the 10 best films on my list. I loved every actor in the film. If you have experience on movie sets, you will understand what this film is talking about. There are movies on Hollywood" or "filmmaking," such as "The Player""The Big Picture." This one is better than those. Shame it's not available on DVD.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Minor Qualifications September 6, 2001
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I won't bother to summarize the plot, but I will say a few things.
It's not a perfect film...a few things (the studio exec, the cop) don't ring true. However, those things aside, I love this film.
It's a hilarious mockumentary detailing the making of a Bible movie by two Jewish filmmakers. This minor detail is never mentioned in the movie, but it informs a lot of what happens, such as no one knowing how many disciples Jesus had.
Basically, it goes like this: if you like satire and witty dialogue, you'll like this film. I'd reccomend it to fans of movies as diverse as the Player and Dogma. If you like big slapstick comedies, avoid this like plague.
Personally I like both. But a friend who loves the Farrelly brothers above all things found it boring. So be warned, grasshopper, before taking a plunge into 'the greatest non-denominational bible story ever filmed. Special discounts for religious groups."
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fledgling Filmmakers, Take Note! June 1, 2001
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Anyone who has dreamt of trying to direct or produce his or her own film will appreciate this little gem. It's not hard to see a little bit of the vanity of your own dreams in the two lead characters. What is amazing is the fact that these guys are setting out to make a 'Biblical Epic' and neither of them has apparently ever picked up a Bible! This makes for some very funny and embarrassing moments in the film. I found myself laughing out loud at the filmmakers, while still having a great deal of empathy for them. The movie has a (kind of) great surprise ending also. Definitely worth the ten dollar admission price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Parody flop!
I guess I was expecting a good parady

I guess I thought this was going to be an intelligent parody of the Bible, it might have been an attempt at parody, but it... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Fred Routson
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Awful, but I couldn't help myself.....Again and again and again.....
Published 27 days ago by Robert A. Crigger
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny, typical of "theater" types
Funny movie, I've been associated with many theater types over the years and the characters in the movie are spot on!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert L. Gorena
5.0 out of 5 stars funny, funny movie
a mockermentory movie about two idiots who get a chance to make an epic movie about the bible. they have only done low grade porn before and are giving the chance and money to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Billie Twitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a mystery to me
I am a huge film comedy fan (who isn't) and I watch a lot of them provided they don't feature certain popular "funnymen" who I don't happen to find funny. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Early A. Dopter
1.0 out of 5 stars Enough of a chance, I turned it off after 20 minutes, or so.
This one had some odd humor in it and wasn't worth the time. It surely depends on what you like. Just blah.
Published 4 months ago by jan in ohio
3.0 out of 5 stars Tries to be Spinal Tap of the movies...
It has its moments and I think many who have been around film schools will find relatable moments but at times it feels like it is trying too hard to live to the Spinal Tap... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christopher Robin
3.0 out of 5 stars It is so bad it is ok.
The ok:
Andy Dick and Lou Ferrigno have a small part and they are the best actors. That should tell you enough. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alejandro
5.0 out of 5 stars And We Laughed!
We LOVE this movies!!! It is right up there with Christopher Guest and his brilliant mockumentries.
There is nudity, but not in a sexual way. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Joel Scoville
2.0 out of 5 stars Silly
If you like the Three Stooges, this film is for you. When Soupy Sales is the best thing in the film, you know you are watching the wrong film.
Published 9 months ago by Harold R. Hite
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