God's Angry Man

God's Angry Man is a 1981 documentary film, directed by Werner Herzog[1] about Gene Scott, a U.S. pastor and Stanford PhD who served for almost fifty years as an ordained minister and religious broadcaster in Los Angeles. The film was produced for television. The German title Glaube und Währung translates as Faith and Currency.

God's Angry Man
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Scott's "FCC Monkey Band"
Directed byWerner Herzog
Written byWerner Herzog
Produced byWerner Herzog
Narrated byWerner Herzog
CinematographyThomas Mauch
Edited byBeate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Distributed byWerner Herzog Filmproduktion
Release date
Running time
43 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film consists of footage of Scott on the set of his television program Festival of Faith and interviews with Scott and Scott's parents conducted by Herzog. The footage from Scott's television program focuses almost exclusively on his fund-raising efforts and an elaborate rant against the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.). Scott at one point refuses to speak until his viewers pledge an additional $600. After several minutes of silence, he yells angrily at the camera until a production assistant informs him that they have received $700. Scott represents the F.C.C. on his show by a cymbal-banging monkey toy.


  1. ^ Canby, Vincent (July 20, 1983). "FILM: WERNER HERZOG DOCUMENTARIES". The New York Times.

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