Salvation Boulevard

July 15th 2011
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • Unrated,
  • 96 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Isabelle Fuhrman, Marisa Tomei, Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Jim Gaffigan, Howard Hesseman, Yul Vazquez, Mary Callaghan Lynch, Ele Bardha, Pamela Shaw, Randy Ryan, Nancy Doetsch, Cindy Chu, Christine Kelly, John Hawkinson, Mike Eshaq, Josh Carrizales, Michael Maurice, Debra Port, Garrett Fuller, Bianca Binno, Martha Clarke, Grace Etzkorn
  • Director: George Ratliff
  • Writers: Douglas Stone, George Ratliff, Larry Beinhart
  • Producers: Peter Fruchtman, Celine Rattray, Cathy Schulman
  • Co Producers: James Belfer, Gordon Bijelonic, Tom Conigliaro, Cynthia Coury, Don Fox, Neil Katz, Eric Nyari, Ben Ringle, Andy Sawyer, Datari Turner
  • Executive Producers: Michael Bassick, Gary Hamilton, Scarlett Lacey, Nick Simunek, Victor Syrmis, Jerry Fruchtman, Rene Rofe, Sari Rubin, Mike Shevell, Bob Weissman
  • Art Direction: Helen Harwell
  • Costume Design: Lynn Falconer
  • D.O.P.: Tim Orr
  • Editor: Michael LaHaie
  • Makeup: Kymbra Callaghan
  • Music: George S. Clinton
  • Production Design: Clark Hunter
  • Set Decoration: Traci Kirshbaum


Based on the book of the same name by Larry Beinhart ("Wag the Dog"), the story centers on a former Deadhead turned born-again Christian who finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Michigan, USA
  • Production Budget: $8 million
  • Production Companies: Mandalay Vision, 10th Hole Productions, Cineric, DRO Entertainment, Mandalay Independent Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 23 April 2010 - June 2010

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2011 Guide Analysis: "Screening at Sundance last month to a negative response, this impressively cast indie film swipe at organised religion is said to contain a few chuckles but ultimately prove a rather lazy and obvious disappointment. The basic structure is a chase thriller with Pierce Brosnan's charismatic preacher accidentally killing a high profile Richard Dawkins-esque atheist and trying to make it look like suicide at first. Later, he tries to paint on one of his parishioners - a born again ex-Grateful Dead fan.

General problems don't seem to be with the premise but rather the lazy execution with most supporting characters a dull stereotype, and every comedic swipe rather obvious or silly. The production values are said to be pretty strong and the cast obviously had fun making it, but well-regarded doco filmmaker Ratliff sounds like he's disappointed in the same way his 2007 narrative horror thriller "Joshua" did."

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