The Eyes of Tammy Faye

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to Jim; their children's TV show (she was a puppeteer and singer), success founding the 700 Club, co-founding the Trinity Broadcast Network, and starting PTL Network; her nondenominational version of Christianity reaching out to all; and, their building of Heritage USA, a theme park. Things fall apart as money woes mount for Heritage and for Jim, as Tammy takes pills, and as Jerry Falwell takes PTL. Jim goes to prison; she remarries, finds herself alone again, yet remains unsinkable.


Domestic (100%)
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Runtime1 hr 19 min
GenresBiography Documentary
Release DateJul 21, 2000
Widest Release51 theaters
In Release164 days/23 weeks
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 28-3057$46,111-9-$5,123$69,7902
Aug 4-657$46,283+0.4%13+4$3,560$140,7033
Aug 11-1337$129,247+179.3%51+38$2,534$294,5634
Aug 18-2042$98,523-23.8%49-2$2,010$454,8745
Aug 25-2749$72,842-26.1%49-$1,486$599,0936
Sep 1-4
Labor Day wknd
Sep 8-1054$59,628-42-$1,419$830,9858
Sep 15-1757$51,668-13.3%44+2$1,174$921,7699
Sep 22-2462$39,258-24%39-5$1,006$1,002,71310
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