Married journalists who run a small town newspaper expose corruption and cultism at a once respected rehab center.





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Credited cast:
Jane Dutton
Erin Patricia Boyd
Richard Ofshe
Art Disterhoft
Dave Mitchell
Sheriff Bergus
John Harkins ...
(as Kim Howard)
Cathy Mitchell
Hugh Reilly ...


Married journalists who run a small town newspaper expose corruption and cultism at a once respected rehab center.

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10 October 1984 (USA)  »

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The Light on Synanon  »

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Interesting presentation of the topic
3 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

I particularly enjoyed this film because of the competent characterisation delivered by Paul Michael Glaser. The reporter's struggle with the truth and how to tell it comes across very well, often just because of a look or the change of a stance. The acting is subtle, but powerful. It's just a shame that the other actors are not as strong.

The film deals with a topic that is just as up-to-date as it was in 1984 - how much truth does a reporter tell, how much do the readers want to believe, and how can you tell that truth?

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