The Most Hated Woman in America

Synopsis: A true story of the much debated rise and demise of a woman, named Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who was known as the head atheist activist of America. She founded the organization, American Atheist, and held the position of president within the organization for 23 years. Quickly this woman became the most loathed person in the country.
Director(s): Tommy O'Haver
Production: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


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You've reached the Murray O'Hairs.

Leave a message.

Hey, it's Luke.

It's, uh, 10:
00. Where are you?

Everyone's here.

Hey, y'all.

Gonna be a scorcher today.


- Where are we?

- I don't know.


It's all right, Red.

We're gonna get out of this.

- Garth?

- Yes, Mother.

Did you get a good look at anybody?

Recognize anyone?

No, Mother.


I think someone's coming.

Check their restraints.

You wanna tell us

what the hell we're doin' here?

Shut up.

You're tellin' me to shut up?

I don't think you know whose weeds

you're pissing in, buddy.

- I said shut up.

- I heard you.

I chose to ignore you.

Who are you working for, huh?

Did Jerry Falwell put you up to this, huh?

The Baptists, that it?

- Mother, please.

- I think we're good.

All right, let's go.


you're not gonna get away with this!

Don't you know who I am?

God damn it.

So, Mr. Collier,

you say the cars are gone now.

Shouldn't they just be in them?

The door was open,

breakfast on the table,

- and they'd never leave without the dogs.

- Mmm-hmm.

And you say that this lady lives here

with her son and his daughter?

Yes. Uh, no.

The granddaughter's from her other son.

It's an interesting living arrangement.

Wait a minute.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

That's who we're talking about here?

Are you sure that this isn't just another

one of her publicity stunts?

Aren't you even gonna take

any fingerprints, sir?

Mr. Collier, this is Texas.

Not against the law to go missing here.

Garth, I loosened it.

I loosened it.

Come here. Give me your hands.

Give me your hands.

- What are you...

- Give me your hands.

Just get it untied. That's...

- I... I can't.

- You can do it.

- Oh, my God. It's really...

- That's it. That's it.

What kind of knot is that?

Come on.

You can do it.

Well, get closer to me, then.

Oh, all right.

- Jesus!

- Come on.

Oh. Almost.

I almost got...

- Come on.

- No, I... No, it's not...

- It's useless. It's not gonna happen.

- Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

I knew I should have sent you

to fucking Boy Scouts.

I don't know what you think

you're gonna do anyway.

They both have guns.

If we could get these hoods off,

we might have a better idea

of what we're dealing with.

- Come on. Try again.

- No.

- Come on, Garthy...

- No, stop it.

Don't you disobey your mother!

Or what, you're gonna

take me over your knee?

- Yes, I just might...

- Stop it, both of you!

God damn it, I have to pee.

Hey, people!

If you don't let me out of here,

I'm gonna piss all over your floor!

Lady, you're gonna

need to calm down.

Calm down?

You want me to calm down, shit for brains?

In case you hadn't noticed,

we've got bags over our heads,

we're all tied up and I gotta pee!

You do what we say and everyone

gets out of here safe and sound.

Oh, now that sounds

like the big man in charge.

Is that the big man in charge?

Get this goddamn thing off of my head

and show me who you are.

You think you got

the balls to take me on?

Jesus Christ.


What's going on?

Garth, what's going on?

- Oh, my God.

- Robin.

Oh, my God,

is that who I think it is?


Hello, Madalyn.

- This is Bill Murray.

- Bill, it's Roy. Roy Collier.

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Tommy O'Haver

Tommy O'Haver (born October 24, 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American film director and screenwriter. He grew up in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. He graduated from Carmel High School and matriculated at Indiana University with a joint degree in Journalism and Comparative Literature. In the mid-1990s, he attended the MFA Film program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. While there, he directed shorts that appeared at major festivals, including Sundance and The New York Film Festival.Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, featuring Sean Hayes, was O'Haver's directorial debut. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss played in competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the Helsinki International Film Festival. His follow-up film Get Over It featured Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana in a teen comedy about a school theater production. O'Haver's third film, Ella Enchanted, starred Anne Hathaway. Catherine Keener, Ellen Page and James Franco star in An American Crime, which premiered at Sundance in 2007, a film based on a true story of Gertrude Baniszewski, an Indiana woman charged in 1965 with the murder of Sylvia Likens. The initial reaction at Sundance was mixed, but the film garnered critical praise. O'Haver and his writing partner, Irene Turner, were nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for the film as well.In June 2013, he directed the music video "Rollin'" for MiBBs. On April 2, 2015, the seventh episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden was broadcast from O'Haver's house.In 2017 O'Haver's fifth film, The Most Hated Woman in America, was released; it starred Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of American Atheists. more…

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