Salvation Boulevard

Synopsis: Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director(s): George Ratliff
Production: IFC Films
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
35
Rotten Tomatoes:
21%
R
Year:
2011
96 min
£27,445
Website
12 Views


Just be natural.

Talk from the heart. Go.

Is it...

Oh, okay. Hey.

Well, I guess my story

starts right around here.

I was in town for

a show by The Dead.

And I was trying

to get a ticket,

and I needed

a miracle, really.

And one didn't come.

My van just sort of

up and ran out of gasoline.

So, I pulled into

this parking lot.

And I woke up the next day

and saw this big building,

and I went inside

to use the bathroom,

which you're not

supposed to do,

and I stayed for

the church service.

And, you know, really when

I would go to a Dead show

I always felt like

I was coming home,

but really it was like

one big party in a hotel room.

And with my family,

when we go to the church,

you know, it's kind

of the same thing.

We all get together,

and we... They play songs,

and there's a real

sense of community.

People are nice here.

It's me,

it's me, oh Lord

Standing in

the need of prayer

It's me,

it's me, oh Lord

Standing in

the need of prayer

Not my brother, not my

sister But it's me, oh Lord

Standing in

the need of prayer

Not my brother, not my

sister But it's me, oh Lord

Standing in

the need of prayer

It's me,

it's me, oh Lord

Standing in

the need of prayer

It's me,

it's me, oh Lord

Standing in

the need of prayer

When I look at

the historical record,

when I know deep

down what's at stake...

Oh, it's started

already. It's started!

Carl! Carl! Come on.

I believe He was

who He said He was.

A savior who took on

the sins of this world

and opened a door

to another world.

Hey, Jim.

Sorry.

You rock, Pastor Dan!

May I respond?

Please do, please do.

Very well, let's ask God

a few simple questions then.

Where was He during

the Spanish Inquisition?

9/11? The Holocaust? Disease?

Massive starvation?

Earthquakes?

And where has He been for the thousands

of years of human suffering?

Come on!

If there is a God,

has there been a more

unjust, lazy, vindictive...

Boo!

...capricious bastard in

all of human history?

How about you? Huh?

How about you?

Ladies and gentlemen, please.

Pastor Day, what do you see as the

evidence for the existence of God?

I see evidence for God

everywhere I look.

In law. In nature. In culture.

In fact, we're standing in an

auditorium full of evidence.

Is there any

evidence here tonight?

- Right here!

- Yes!

I see a face I know.

Yes, my husband!

Yes. Come on, son.

Carl, is it Carl Vandermeer?

Come on, stand up.

Yes!

There you go.

Not so long ago,

Carl was a lost soul.

He was a follower of a rock

group called The Grateful Dead.

A "deadhead"?

Is that it?

A deadhead.

Which meant a life of

alcohol, promiscuous sex,

drugs, lots and lots

and lots of drugs.

That lifestyle brought you a lot of happiness.

Didn't it, Carl?

No.

True happiness doesn't come from

destroying our beautiful brains.

It comes from submitting

to God's perfect plan for us.

And God's

perfect plan for Carl

was for him to meet a

beautiful girl named Gwen

and her daughter Angie.

They brought him to Christ.

Hallelujah!

Now he's got

a wonderful family,

a job in the publishing

department of my church,

but above all else,

love.

He is a transformed man.

Did he do all this

all by himself?

No! The fingerprints of God

are all over this man.

That's not nonsense.

That's evidence.

I wouldn't call it evidence.

I'd call it trading

one drug for another.

Oh, come on!

And I prefer the drugs

taken by deadheads.

At least you know

you're hallucinating.

Please.

Please, come on.

Thank you.

There we go.

Thank you so much for coming along.

Excuse me one moment.

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