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Holy Man

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1998
  • Stephen Herek
  • 109 mins
  • PG

Summary

Satirical comedy drama starring Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum. A wandering guru becomes a television phenomenon and discovers a way to turn home shopping into a religious experience.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In this satire on consumerism, Eddie Murphy plays a wandering mystic who's hired by an ailing television shopping channel to turn around its fortunes. As the ratings soar, Murphy also finds time to teach channel executive Jeff Goldblum and media analyst Kelly Preston the value of love. Sadly, Murphy's holy innocent starts to grate well before the end of the movie. What was intended to be a thought-provoking comedy ends up as another wearisome effort to distance Murphy from his 48 HRS persona.

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Credits

Cast

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"G"Eddie Murphy
Ricky HaymanJeff Goldblum
Kate NewellKelly Preston
John McBainbridgeRobert Loggia
BarryJon Cryer
Scott HawkesEric McCormack
Morgan FairchildMorgan Fairchild
James BrownJames Brown (2)

Crew

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DirectorStephen Herek

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Released on
1999-02-19
Languages
English
Guidance
Some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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