QUIGLEY

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Release Date: January 01, 1970

Starring: Gary Busey, Oz Perkins, Curtis Armstrong, Christopher Atkins, Jessica Ferrarone, Caryn Greehhut, and Jillian Clare

Genre: Family Comedy

Audience: All ages REVIEWER: Dr. Ted
Baehr QUIGLEY is a valiant
attempt at a morality tale.
Regrettably, it is hobbled by
mediocre direction, spotty
acting and, worst of all,
anti-Christian theology. The
movie tells the story of
Archie, a mean, rich
executive, who uses and abuses
everyone. He dies in a car
wreck and ends up before four
angelic beings. They ask him
what good works he did to
deserve to get into heaven.
When they review a litany of
his bad works, they send him
back to the earth as a dog,
Quigley, who must do some good
deeds to make up for past
mistakes. On earth, Archie
finds out what a rotten person
he has been, and, with the
help of a guardian angel,
helps some of the people he
has wronged. Eventually, he is
given a second chance. All
the people behind QUIGLEY are
dear friends, and highly
appreciated. Furthermore, many
of them are evangelical
Christians. However, the
theology of QUIGLEY is a mess.
Getting into heaven does not
depend on our good works, and
getting excluded does not
depend on our actions. Our
salvation depends on God’s
free gift of grace available
through Jesus Christ who bore
the penalties for our sin on
the cross and guaranteed our
salvation through his
resurrection. Although the
false religious plot device is
put into perspective in a
dream sequence, it does not
alleviate the wrong
impressions that the storyline
sends. The script is weak and
corny in many places. The
direction is very spotty, and
most of it does not sustain
the audience’s interest.
Some of the acting is
serviceable; much of it is
not. The music is derivative.
All this being said, the
producers deserve commendation
for trying. They need to get
up to bat as many times as
they can to improve their
craft. Please address your
comments to: William Byron
Hillman Destiny Worldwide
Entertainment, Inc. 4214
Outrigger Way Mandalay Shores,
CA 93035 Tel.: (805)
984-3525 Fax: (805) 984
5527 Email: Bill@destinywe.com

Rating: G

Runtime: 92 minutes

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Content:

(BB, Ab, L, V, M) Moral worldview with a works-oriented, un-Christian theology; one obscenity and several obscene sight gags, such as slipping on dog droppings and inadvertently wiping up dog urine and putting handkerchief in janitor’s mouth; slapstick action violence such as slipping on dog dropping, car wreck, & several sight gags; no sex; no nudity; no drinking; no smoking; and, false angelic theology.

GENRE: Family Comedy

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Summary:

In QUIGLEY, an unworthy executive is stopped from entering heaven's gates, and then gets sent back as a dog to fix his mistakes. Though plagued by mediocre direction, spotty acting, and anti-Christian theology, QUIGLEY is nonetheless a valiant attempt at a morality tale.

Review:

QUIGLEY is a valiant attempt at a morality tale. Regrettably, it is hobbled by mediocre direction, spotty acting and, worst of all, anti-Christian theology.

The movie tells the story of Archie, a mean, rich executive, who uses and abuses everyone. He dies in a car wreck and ends up before four angelic beings. They ask him what good works he did to deserve to get into heaven. When they review a litany of his bad works, they send him back to the earth as a dog, Quigley, who must do some good deeds to make up for past mistakes. On earth, Archie finds out what a rotten person he has been, and, with the help of a guardian angel, helps some of the people he has wronged. Eventually, he is given a second chance.

All the people behind QUIGLEY are dear friends, and highly appreciated. Furthermore, many of them are evangelical Christians. However, the theology of QUIGLEY is a mess. Getting into heaven does not depend on our good works, and getting excluded does not depend on our actions. Our salvation depends on God’s free gift of grace available through Jesus Christ who bore the penalties for our sin on the cross and guaranteed our salvation through his resurrection. Although the false religious plot device is put into perspective in a dream sequence, it does not alleviate the wrong impressions that the storyline sends.

The script is weak and corny in many places. The direction is very spotty, and most of it does not sustain the audience’s interest. Some of the acting is serviceable; much of it is not. The music is derivative.

All this being said, the producers deserve commendation for trying. They need to get up to bat as many times as they can to improve their craft.

Please address your comments to:

William Byron Hillman

Destiny Worldwide Entertainment, Inc.

4214 Outrigger Way

Mandalay Shores, CA 93035

Tel.: (805) 984-3525

Fax: (805) 984 5527

Email: Bill@destinywe.com

SUMMARY: In QUIGLEY, an unworthy executive is stopped from entering heaven's gates, and then gets sent back as a dog to fix his mistakes. Though plagued by mediocre direction, spotty acting, and anti-Christian theology, QUIGLEY is nonetheless a valiant attempt at a morality tale.

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