Stephen Herek directed this comedy-drama in which soul-less exec Ricky Hayman (Jeff Goldblum), programmer for the failing Good Buy Shopping Network, is dismayed by a request to increase sales in two weeks. Bald do-gooder guru G. (Eddie Murphy) assists when Ricky and marketing director Kate (Kelly Preston) get a freeway flat. When G. passes out, tests indicate a heart murmur and heat prostration, so the robed prophet becomes Ricky's house guest. At a party, G. uses hypnosis and psychology to rid guest Nino Cerruti (portraying himself) of his flying fears. Ricky witnesses this and gets the notion to put G. on the air. Unfortunately, G. ignores both cue cards and on-sale products, prompting station owner McBainbridge (Robert Loggia) to calculate Ricky's severance pay. He's back on the job when both sales and ratings soar. The situation eventually causes Ricky to reexamine how his own values became lost in the labyrinth of corporate consumerism. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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To combine funny and thought provoking at the same time. I never thought I would see it but this film does both. Through some dry humor and a talent for getting others to laugh at themselves, Holy Man is a great film for the family.
I saw this movie when it first came out and I wasn't really sure what to make of it when I sat down to watch it. Just think of it for a minute, Eddie Murphy as Big Guns Upstairs? I thought f it and I knew immediately, along with Murphy's reputation & great acting as a comic, I knew this movie would be interesting and satisfying. I never knew it'd actually be more than I expected thou! I'm not ranting and raving over it, my point is this, there's tons of little skits and halarious takes throughtout the whole movie! I couldn't stop laughing after not even 10 minutes into the movie! He plays the role of "G" and he acts as a meek child, discovering new things around him. I won't give anything more, but a definite laugh! I recommend it. Hope to hear some feedback! Enjoy!!