Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)

Director
George Mihalka

Main cast
Callum Keith Rennie; Martha MacIsaac; Ricky Mabe; Don Allison; Andrew Bush

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.


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