USA Today - 10/23/1998
"...Goldblum and Murphy are terrific foils..."
Box Office - 12/01/1998
"...A surprisingly serene Murphy does a nice job....It's a cute tale that will appeal to the entire family..."
This satire features Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston, all trying to boost the ratings of a home shopping channel by presenting Murphy as a televangelist. To their dismay, the viewers start to tune in. Features cameos by Morgan Fairchild, Betty White, Florence Henderson, James Brown and Soupy Sales.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
The always hilarious Eddie Murphy (DR. DOLITTLE) stars with Jeff Goldblum (JURASSIC PARK) and Kelly Preston (JERRY MAGUIRE) in a refreshingly funny hit that elevates shopping to a nearly religious experience! A stressed-out senior executive at the Good Buy home shopping channel, Ricky Hayman (Goldblum) is praying for a miracle that will lift the network's lousy ratings and save his job. Then, from out of nowhere, "G" (Murphy) walks into his life! An outrageous, self-styled inspirational guru with a knack for showing up where he isn't exactly wanted, "G" proceeds to wander in front of the cameras just long enough to exude the irresistible star quality that will make him the sales-boosting savior Ricky's network has been looking for! Also featuring a host of well-known celebrities in a sidesplitting series of comic infomercials -- you're bound to be another satisfied customer with nothing but praise for HOLY MAN!