Classic Maysles documentary SALESMAN follows door-to-door Bible salesmen as they walk the line between hype and despair. From Boston, where the company is based, then onto Chicago at a sales conference, and finally in the promising new "territory" of Miami, their mission is simple: to convince people to buy what one of them calls "still the best seller in the world." But although their customers are mostly middle- and worker-class Catholics even recommended by the local church, the Bible turns out to be a hard sell.
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