Ticket to Heaven (1981)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  9 October 1981 (USA)
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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles ... See full summary »



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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless shadow of his former self...and his ultimate salvation when friends and family launch a plan to kidnap and deprogram him. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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9 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Bilet do nieba  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)

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4 June 2000 | by (Norfolk, VA) – See all my reviews

This movie is about a normal, everyday man who all the sudden gets caught up in some strange cult after problems occur in his personal life. At first, the man finds the cult very disturbing and hard to adjust with. But as time goes on, he feels that he can trust the cult members enough to stay with them permanatly. Later on, the man has some friends that find out where he has been and look into the cult and find out what it is all about and go to search for their friend and bring him back to reality. It becomes very difficult to lure the man back because by the time his friends capture him, he is already brainwashed and refuses to stay with his friends. The movie then becomes a cat and mouse chase as to whether the man will stay with the cult and remain brainwashed or come back with his friends and face reality. I enjoyed this movie for it's dramatic roles in the characters and well as a good plot and story line. I give it a 6.5.

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