Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)

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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to ... See full summary »

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 Melanie (3 episodes, 1990)
Emily Aston ...
 Small Jess (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Jess (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Pastor Finch (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Mother (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Doctor (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Mrs. Arkwright (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Miss Jewsbury (2 episodes, 1990)
Sharon Bower ...
 Mrs. Vole (2 episodes, 1990)
Freda Dowie ...
 Mrs. Green (2 episodes, 1990)
Peter Gordon ...
 William (2 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Hicks ...
 Cissy (2 episodes, 1990)
Katy Murphy ...
 Mrs. Virtue (2 episodes, 1990)
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
 May (2 episodes, 1990)
Sophie Thursfield ...
 Jess's real mother (2 episodes, 1990)
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Patronising at times, but very good point made
4 December 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews



It's an excellent portrail of cults that are around the world and how they brainwash their children into becomin very sickly minded, and how they struggle to come out of it and keep their sanity.

Definately worth watching! take my word for it!


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