The World's Greatest Sinner Reviews
The plot concerns a man (played by Carey) who quits his day job and starts preaching radical ideas to an ever-growing crowd. Eventually, he gains a large group of followers who call him God and listen to his teachings about eternal life, culminating in his running for president.
and i give him props for doing a movie about a man that starts his own religion and makes people believe he is god.
it shows how man could abuse power when given and how stupid people are for believing on stupid shit.
not well made because of the money.
the best low budget movie in my opinion.
this movie made me question religion. probably is all a lie created by man but it makes some people sleep at night.
you should follow God because he is man and there is nothing better than that... except that, as a god he can act rather crummy...
yet be a winning politician
Carey wrote, directed and starred in this cult film about insurance salesman, family man, Clarence (God) Hilliard who's bored with his life so he decides to glue on a goatee, and become a rockabilly guitar-playin', solipsistic-cult leader/Presidential candidate. Along the way, he declares himself "God", attracts throngs of adoring fans, and makes out with old ladies. This is a very strange movie that is visually interesting, even though it looks like it was edited together with a meat cleaver.
Great title designs. Frank Zappa did the music.
[b]The World's Greatest Sinner[/b] is an independent film in the strictest sense of the term. Carey scraped up money and cobbled his vision together over the course of several years. And it never saw proper distribution. The story is a twisted one, involving Clarence Hilliard turning his world upside down, changing his name to God and becoming a rock & roll star with an army of followers. Camerawork on TWGS was creatively shot by the equally legendary Ray Dennis Steckler. Steckler's friend (and director in his own right), Titus Moody, can be seen as a follower of Hilliard. Another cult figure, Frank Zappa, added the theme song and later called TWGS the worst movie ever made. Obviously Zappa had not seen many bad movies. TWGS is far from the worst movie ever made. It's fresh, outrageous and never dull. Just like Timothy Carey.
(Timothy Carey's son, Romeo, created Absolute Films and distributes this now.)