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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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Jane
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Walter
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Gabriel
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Judith
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Jacob
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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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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 »

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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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Very interesting look at cults
3 June 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Never before have I seen the world of cults shown in such a frighteningly realistic way. Michael O'Keefe is simply brilliant, with Brian Dennehy his match in every way. My only problem with this film would be the casting of Peter Fonda- I think he tried as hard as he could, but he simply did not seem right for the role. He also seemed a little bland. Personally, it would have been easier to believe if he was a hyper-er person, more enthralled with his purpose. And James Woods- he blew everyone AWAY! That man can act up a storm.


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