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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.

Filmmaker Interviews

Co-directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin explain the goals they set out with when making Salesman.

  • Updated on April 4, 2014

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Premiere Date: July 24, 1990

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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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