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Split Image (1982)

Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out... See full summary »

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Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
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Rebecca / Amy
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Kirklander
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Charles Pratt
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Diana Stetson
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Kevin Stetson
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Sean Stetson
Pamela Ludwig ...
Jane
John Dukakis ...
Aaron
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Walter
Michael Sacks ...
Gabriel
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Judith
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Jacob
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Collins
Cliff Stephens ...
Hall (as Cliff Stevens)
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Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out of it, they hire a guy who kidnaps and then de-programs him. Written by Tilman Hausherr <tilman@berlin.snafu.de>

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Homeland has kidnapped Danny's mind. Only this man can steal it back... ...for $10,000 cash, no questions asked. [USA Theatrical] See more »

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3 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Gefährliche Freunde  »

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According to Peter Fonda's auto-biography, Tatum O'Neal was originally cast in Karen Allen's role. When the producers found out teenage O'Neal was too young to be working without supervision, she was let go. See more »

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Danny 'Joshua' Stetson: My head, my head, my head!
Charles Pratt: It hurts?
Danny 'Joshua' Stetson: It hurts!
Charles Pratt: Good!
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Great cast and film score!
30 September 2003 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

This 1982 film is supported by a great cast and film score by Bill Conti (Rocky, FX.) Filmed largely in Dallas and Texas, this anti-cult film deals with basically the same subject as a Canadian film released the previous year. Ticket To Heaven (1981) also has a great cast and for me is a much more entertaining and realistic film. TTH deals with the true story of a depressed young man getting caught up in the cult of Sun-Yung Moon, while Split Image portrays the identity crisis of a young man who is seeking answers beyond the sometimes shallow lives of his family and friends. His confusion leads him to a new-age cult, where he finds the leader to be even more sinister and devoid of answers than those he runs away from. While many of life's questions can be answered by the Bible, proper spiritual guidance and direction is essential, particularly for those who are not mature enough to seek God on their own.


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