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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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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La secta del mal  »

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you'll finish with a smile on your face....
3 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

The cast, all relatively unknown apart from Gary Cole in the lead role and Jeffrey Jones in a brief but effective cameo, don't try for 'excellent' but succeed very well at 'good'. It's actually much more like a French than an American film in its use of humour and its clever timing. Indeed, some of the scenes could have been lifted straight out of the comedies of Jacques Tatti.

Watch out for Phyllis Frelich as a psychiatrist who has a communications problem and Tina Majorino as a little girl who often seems more grown up than the adults around her. There's also some excellent support from Mark Medoff and Tony Plana as the Mayor and police chief respectively. Michael Harris is solid as Gary Cole's long-suffering partner as is Lolita Davidovich as the object of Cole's unwilling affections.

All in all, this isn't a film for people who want to achieve instant gratification but if you just let it roll over you you'll finish with a smile on your face.


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