The Day the Lord Got Busted(aka Soul Hustler)



Director:Burt Topper

Writers: Burt Topper

Release Date: 1976

Genre: Drama / Music

Plot Synopsis: Matthew Crowe (Fabian), a whoring, pot-smoking, wandering singer teams up with a tent-show preacher. The preacher recognizes Mathew's charisma, and together they collect big donations delivering sermons with rocking gospel songs.Soon enough, Matthew lands a record deal, and the older man becomes the manager of Crowe's new act: Matthew, Son of Jesus. They hire a backup group of mustachioed rock musicians, who play in brown monks' robes, in contrast to Matthew's white robe and sandals. Their debut album becomes a huge hit so they go on a concert tour to promote it.

Runtime: 81 min

Cast (in credits order)
Fabian ... Matthew (as Fabian Forte)
Nai Bonet ... Helena
Tony Russel ... Evin Calder
Larry Bishop ... Brian
Casey Kasem ... Birnie
William Bonner ... Ira
Kitty Vallacher ... Julie
Marshall Reed ... Billy Henry
Lionel Ames ... Dan Myers
Larry Easley ... Kelly
Rosswell Hahn Jr. ... Little John
Robert Swan ... Sheriff
Tracy Morgan ... Annie
Mike Angel ... Lyle
Diana Darrin ... Myrna
Adriana Shaw ... Renada (as Adrianna Shaw)
Carolyn Payne ... Ciel
Patrick Dennis-Leigh ... Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Benson ... Biker
Steve Mitchell ... Deputy Sheriff

Produced by: Byron Roberts .... associate producer
Burt Topper .... producer