Holy Man

Synopsis: Ricky Hayman, right hand of Good Buy Shopping Network's owner John McBainbridge, is responsible for over two years of very bad sales numbers. He gets a last chance. Accidentally, he and Kate Newell nearly run over G with his car and decide to take him with them. What they never could guess was that G really is the one good man around. Being on the search for enlightenment, G offers his help generously to save Ricky's job. His natural, uncontrollable behaviour soon gets Ricky into really big trouble, but the sales numbers now go up for the first time in months...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Stephen Herek
Production: Hollywood Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

This product really works.

Not only does it clean

and condition the hair,

it sets the hair as well by getting

deep down into the root system.

Each blade

has been authenticated...

by an actual 13th-century

Japanese warlord's direct descendent.

We are talking

a 42-inch razor blade, folks.

I personally have cut myself

numerous times. [ Yells ]

Money is a living,

breathing thing, Geri.

If you disrespect money,

its feelings get hurt...

and it will leave you

just like your two husbands did.

When you are down,

your money is sad.

And when you are strong,

your money is very, very happy.

No fear.

No panic.

Just be myself.

Just be myself.

I'm ready.

I'm prepared.

The new guy's

gonna like me...

- 'cause I'm a skilled

and confident profession--

- [ Knock At Door ]

- Mr Rick, you--

- Thank you.

Appreciate it.

Thank you, honey.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest

until your good is better...

and your better is best.

And then, you know,

when crucial decisions are made...

people get left behind.

We're the future. Listen. It reminds

me of a story in my personal life.

In the early '60s, my father

was in the eyeglass business.

And one day,

my uncle, uh, comes to him...

and he says,

"Leo, we gotta make a change.

The future is in Plexiglas."

My father said, "Plexiglas is crap,

and I'm not gonna sell it."

And he didn't, and you know what

happened? The public wanted it.

My uncle got into Plexi,

made a fortune.

My dad, he hurled himself out

the 17th-floor window of his office.

If it'd been Plexiglas,

he'd still be here. I'll hold.

Hi. Of course, I'm kidding.

I'm pretty sure my dad's still alive.

The point is:
Don't be like him.

Don't miss the boat.

Come on.

Sell your product on our channel.

In 6 months, if you still don't

like us, we call it quits--

Of course it makes sense.

I know it is.

- Great. And your stockholders

won't regret it.

- It's bulletproof.


[ Screams ]

Ricky, these eye massagers,

what do ya think, huh?

What is that, the white mask of Zorro?

You're spookin' me out.

- Ricky. Ricky. Great.

- Hey, Al!

- How've you been?

- Good, good, good.

- Look, I wanted to show you these mats.

- I've seen those. No, thank you.

- These are different. They're doormats.

- I've seen them.

- They're made to look like grass.

Got it. Don't want it. Thank you.

- Okay.

Tim George has offered me

a good price over at QVC.

Okay, lemme see, lemme see.

What's the gimmick? Give me the thing.

- It works for all four seasons.

- Yeah?

This one is summer.


- Spring.

- Look like kids did this.

- Winter. Huh?

- Oh, look at that.

We call it the Four Seasons Pad.

It's educational.

- Educational? That's not

gonna get me to buy them.

- Tim George wants 100,000.

That gets me to buy 'em.

Okay, come up with a name

other than the Four Seasons Pad.

That sounds like a sanitary napkin,

or I don't know what.

And call me later,

and we'll work out the details.

- Can we work out the deal now,

in case later you're in, um--

- [ Man ] Hey, Ricky.

- I know McBainbridge starts today.

- What, it's like I'm getting fired?

- No, no! I did not--

- I'll give you a chop. Okay. Hey!

Leave some here, and we'll get

what's-his-name-- the dog from Frasier--

- Eddie. Great.

- Eddie to sell some

on his show tonight. Tonight.

- Great. Thank you. Thank you.

- Call me up. Thank you.

- Thank you.

- Okay. [ Gasps ]

- Ladies! How many

lovely ladies can there be?

- Hey!

Hey! Fresca. Mm!

How's my favourite foot model?

- Great.

- You look so beautiful.

Let me see that foot.

- What are we selling?

- Mood toe rings.

[ Gasps ] Gimme the shoe. Take the shoe.

Take that. Oh, look at the--

Oh! Oh!

This makes me happy.

Look at the toes.

Like candies, like Red Hots.

So succulent. Excuse me. Hello.

Want to know your emotions?

Maybe some other time.

I know how I'm feeling today.

- [ Ladies ] Ooh!

- Wait a minute.

I don't know. Hang on.

Wait. Wait a second.

You can't jump to a conclusion like

that. Let me do this. Let me do this.

[ Clears Throat ]

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

Your pulse is a little fast.

Let me guess.

You're feeling lost and like you could

use some help. Could I pitch in?

Oh, that's funny. I was going

to say the same thing about you.

- What, I look lost?

- No, that you need some help.

Well, like maybe

a little help with your name.

I've never seen you here before.

I'm sure I'd remember.

- You're definitely

not one of the models.

- Oh, thank you.

That's always nice to hear.

- Oh, no, no.

Of course I meant you're very--

- Late.

My name's Ricky, by the way.

What's your whole name again?

I didn't give it to you.

Mmm! [ Chuckling ]

Lay it on me. What have we got?

- Tell me everything.

- James Brown is doing the show.

Hi, everybody.

I'm Clarence Reynolds, here with

the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

- Welcome to GBSN. Welcome back.

- Ow! I feel good this morning.

- Good to have you with us.

- It's a groove bein' back with ya.

- Now, you brought

the Soul Survival System.

- The only way out.

It's like a personal

security system.

Now, how does it work,

just in case, God forbid,

there is a medical emergency?

Okay. If you fall down,

you mash the panic button.

Help me! Help me! Good God!

Help me! Help me! Good God!

- Help me! Help me! Good God!

- [ Chatter, Laughter ]

Is it just me, but everything

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Tom Schulman

Thomas H. Schulman (born October 20, 1951 in Nashville) is an American screenwriter best known for his semi-autobiographical screenplay for Dead Poets Society. The film won the Best Screenplay Academy Award for 1989, and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director (Peter Weir). more…

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