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Santa Fe (1997)

Paul Thomas is an ex-cop who happened to be the sole survivor of a mass cult suicide in Wyoming. He returns to his home town of Santa Fe in order to put his life back together. However, ... See full summary »

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Crystal Thomas
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Paul Thomas
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Leah Thomas
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Dr. Dan Yates
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Alex
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Mrs. Cowling
Angelina Torres ...
Alma Vigil (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
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Richard Vigil
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Larry Culpepper
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Eleanor Braddock
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Mayor Robert Strauss
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Chief Gomez
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Dr. Joyce Ginsberg
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Paul Thomas is an ex-cop who happened to be the sole survivor of a mass cult suicide in Wyoming. He returns to his home town of Santa Fe in order to put his life back together. However, soon he realizes that his ex-wife is sucked into new-age philosophies. Trying to save his daughter from the cults, he finds self-help guru Eleanor who happens to be a very attractive woman. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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cult | new age | suicide | wyoming | ex cop | See All (10) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, a sex scene and a violent sequence | See all certifications »
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25 June 1997 (Hungary)  »

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Cautivos de la secta  »

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Frivolous As A Spinal Tap
13 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Was it the film maker's intent to single-handedly undermine the entire 'Chic Flic Genre'? If so, this movie is more effective than SPRINGTIME FOR Hitler. There's such a fine line between 'clever' and 'stupid', but SANTA FE plumbs the chasm of difference between 'fluffy' and 'cute'. Conjure the cloying sweetness of The Hallmark Channel, and toss in a Tequila Sunrise or three. The narrative concerns the survivor of a cult massacre who returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and finds love and sexual healing with a sultry, self-help author/New Age priestess. And, in the process, Midnight Basketball is resurrected, Jean Paul Sartre is referenced, and shots are fired. How this pastel colored turkey made it to the screen is beyond me. According to IMDb this film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival, a truly astonishing occurrence! This wins my, one and only, Single Star Rating.


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