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PBS Premiere: July 24, 1990


In its national broadcast premiere, this bittersweet classic from pioneering filmmakers follows four door-to-door Bible salesmen as they walk the line between hype and despair. The critics used all the superlatives on this one, and it's as fresh today as when it was originally released.


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Film Information


Premiere Date: July 24, 1990

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin


Albert Maysles
Albert Maysles
David Maysles
David Maysles
Charlotte Zwerin
Charlotte Zwerin

Critical Acclaim

Staggering in its impact... as dramatic and suspenseful as any human drama I've ever seen in any medium.”

— Rex Reed

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