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Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)
"Guyana: Crime of the Century" (original title)

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Reverend Jim Jones, the priest of an independent church in Guyana in South America, orders his followers to suicide. But not all follow him blindly and begin to think on their own...

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Congressman Lee O'Brien
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Dave Cole
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Richard Gable
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Dr. Gary Shaw
Jennifer Ashley ...
Anna Kazan
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Susan Ames
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Leslie Stevens
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Cliff Robson
Carlos East ...
Mike Sheldon
Ricardo Carrión ...
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Reverend Jim Jones, the priest of an independent church in Guyana in South America, orders his followers to suicide. But not all follow him blindly and begin to think on their own... Written by Volker Boehm

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The Movie That Dares To Tell The Truth Behind The Most Shocking Crime Of The Century!

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25 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Acapulco gathering of old stars

A real mess coproduced by México, Spain, Panamá and the U.S., done by the Cardonas with the same sensationalism of other 1970s "films", as "El triángulo de las Bermudas", "¡Tintorera!" and a few others that father and son signed together or separatedly. Everybody spoke their lines in their native languages, many tried to speak English for the "international market"... and were indeed recorded, but finally dubbed for the American version. It is awful in any version. Little was left (I can only guess) of the real facts that made headlines on newspapers. All I can remember now is Stuart Whitman in a blood-red shirt, playing the head of the cult, and all those old familiar faces, probably making fun of what they were doing in Acapulco for a few dollars...


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