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If you like James Earl, you will love this film, I loved A Family Thing and this is better, this time we get to see some of his one on one acting. He is great wrestling with a demon, I love the effect when he throws him out the window. I saw this at a film festival and people who saw it just loved it.
If you see this to rent -- rent it, you won't regret it.
Lynn Redgrave is fabulous, she takes the character and runs with it. I see sides of her, I never saw before.
Then there is Margot Kidder and her come back after her battle with mental illness and she is wonderful, it was like the part was meant for her.
This film is one no one hears about but should, I don't know why. It would have a made a great art house movie but I understand it didn't get much play time.
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