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The Believers (1987)

A New York psychiatrist finds that a satanic cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.

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Larry Ramos ...
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Philip Corey ...
Calder's Assistant
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Storyline

After the death of his wife, police psychiatrist Cal Jamison moves to New York. There he has to help in the investigation of the murder of two youths, who seem to have been immolated during a cult ritual. Jamison believes it's been Voodoo and, ignoring the warnings of his housekeeper, enters the scenery and soon gets under their influence. They try to get him to sacrifice his own son. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Nothing Can Stop Them. No One Can Help You. They Know Who You Are. See more »


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10 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los creyentes  »

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$18,753,438 (USA)
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Trivia

One studio executive suggested having the Beastie Boys perform on the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

When Cal is at the hardware store trying to find the author to the Santeria book, the guy that refuses to talk to him turns off the lights and immediately disappears, despite the fact that there is still enough light that you should have seen him there or at least walking out of frame. See more »

Quotes

Chris Jamison: [Pre-opening credits] Mom
Lisa Jamison: What?
Chris Jamison: [points] Coffee machine
[last lines]
Lisa Jamison: Oh Perfect
[Touches the coffee maker and gets electrocuted]
Chris Jamison: [on seeing this] Mom? Mom?
[Now screaming]
Chris Jamison: MOM MOM MOM MOM... DAD HELP NO... MOM MOM MOM
Cal Jamison: [Comes running in] Chris what is it? What is...
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Flute Concerto In G
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Aurèle Nicolet (as Aurele Nicolet) and The Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Courtesy of Philips Records, a division of Polygram Classics
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Unbelievably dumb, far-fetched
29 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow is this movie dumb! You will hate the superstitious Latin characters they have running around yelling and carrying on in over the top Latin accents. Sheen is a concerned father and police detective investigation some child murders in NYC. These murders are linked to a voodoo/santoria type religion that seems to be 'believed' by an unbelievably big underground community in New York City! A scary black guy with albino contacts lurks around scaring the bejesus out of the increasingly frightened latins who can only speak broken English, shriek and writhe in increasing desperation for Sheen/someone/anyone to listen to them and their need for pro-tect-C-own. There are bizarre suicides, deaths, mind control trances (at just a glance), animal sacrifices, oh, and other European American believers who wear suits and ride around in limousines who are apparently in charge of this 'religion'. I also left out a kidnapping, curses, electrocutions, and Sheen's character's rebellious, uncontrollable little kid who is constantly in danger and behaves not unlike he's suddenly had a bad reaction to angel dust!


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