Split Image (1982)

R  |   |  Drama  |  3 October 1982 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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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 »


Danny 'Joshua' Stetson: [on Charles] He lives for greed! He lives for sex!
Charles Pratt: I live in a trailer park, and I haven't been laid in a month.
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Brilliant and yet still obscure
5 June 2009 | by (Lowell, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who is unfavorably commenting about Peter Fonda's performance seems to forget just how much of a trippy hippie he himself was in the 60's. His role here was absolutely brilliant as the manipulative Neil Kirklander. James Woods; well, as usual, simply stellar! My favorite roles for him are exactly personified in this one: sleazy, unrefined, unkempt, easily angered and irritable, and doesn't care what the world thinks. He makes being disgusting look like such fun (when he spits on Kirklander's picture as a sort of de-programming method for Danny). O'Keefe and Dennehy are equally superb and convincing. Karen Allen is as we always expect; vulnerable and adorably sensitive. Fonda takes it all on this one for me, the man who gave John Lennon "I know what it's like to be dead." Excellent!

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