Don Verdean

Synopsis: Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. DON VERDEAN stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, with Will Forte, and Danny McBride.
Director(s): Jared Hess
Production: Lionsgate Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

- My pleasure.

My Lord is real...

Let me make one thing clear.

These things are God's

things, not my things.

He is allowed me to find these treasures

because I am simple man.

It's very obvious that

I have never found

anything based on my own intellect.

Nobody on Earth is...

is clever enough to...

( SIGHS ) ...find these

things of their own volition.

- MAN:
That's right.

- You know.

I work with Tony Lazarus,

and we'd love to set up a meeting

with Mr. Verdean, if we could.

I can feel His hand in mine

And that's enough for me.

( SIGHS ) How'd we do tonight?

Oh, everyone just loved

your presentation, Don,

but we only sold about 10 copies.

Well, long as kept a few

sheep from goin' astray,

can't ask for much more than that.

What's the rest of our week lookin' like?

Well, the Friday lecture group

for the Bible study class just cancelled.

( GROANS ) Well, that's unfortunate.

But I did get a request from a place called.

The Lazarus Fellowship Center.

Apparently, their pastor's just

dyin' to meet with you tomorrow.

Wait... wait a second, are

you talkin' about Tony Lazarus?

Yes. Should I know who that is?

Well, Tony died in a

car accident 10 years ago

while drivin' to Wendover with a hooker.

The spirit left his

body and everything,

but the good Lord decided

to give him a second chance

and send him back to Earth

as a modern day Lazarus.

( WHISPERS ) Incredible.

Tony married the hooker and they started

their own ministry together.


Tony Lazarus.

What time's he want to see me tomorrow?

First thing in the morning.


Praised be the

Lord, there he is.


Oh, well...


It is such a pleasure to see you.

And an absolute honor to finally meet ya.

I've been followin' your work for

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