Split Image (1982)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
Rebecca / Amy
Charles Pratt
Diana Stetson
Kevin Stetson
Ronnie Scribner ...
Sean Stetson
Pamela Ludwig ...
John Dukakis ...
Michael Sacks ...
Cliff Stephens ...
Hall (as Cliff Stevens)


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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Gymnastics Teams in competition at the start of movie were Drayton University (Danny's team) and Bradford University (both fictitious). The victory chant after Danny's winning high bar routine was "Who owns this town, who owns this town, the people say we own this town, we own this town, especially today, Hooray!" See more »


Charles Pratt: You know what I see college as? One big fuck farm. I mean, isn't today's crop the worst yet? Look at this gaggle of faggots. I mean, they're not beatniks, they're not even hippies. Generation doesn't even know what to call itself."
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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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