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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, ... 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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Alma Vigil (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
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Richard Vigil
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Larry Culpepper
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Mayor Robert Strauss
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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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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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La secta del mal  »

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Quirky, sweet, and satisfying
15 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved all the cast and the original storyline. I found much to laugh about in the movie, much to think about (and that's rare in most U.S. films for me to find both in one movie). I plan to buy the movie now that I've seen it. This movie definitely merits re-viewing. The lack of cynicism was refreshing, too.

Standout characters for me were Paul, Eleanor, Paul's sister, her mother-in-law, Paul's daughter (seemingly the most intelligent person in town and with a cute French accent). I enjoyed getting a picture of how Santa Fe looks as a town since I've never been there.

Paul's love for his daughter is a stand out feature, and Gary Cole makes him a very appealing, very human sort, warts and all. Eleanor's quandary is also interesting to see. Lolita made me see the view from the other side of being worshiped.

I recommend this movie to any adult looking for some light, intelligent entertainment. I see it as romance for grown-ups.


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