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Coven (2000)

 |  Short, Drama, Horror  |  12 June 1997 (USA)
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An alcohol/drug abuser re-examines his life until he nearly dies from an overdose. Then a friend convinces him to join a self-help group which turns out to be demonic.

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Mike
Tom Schimmels ...
Steve
Miriam Frost ...
Sharon
Tommy Dallace ...
Doc McCoy
Robert Richard Jorge ...
Goodman
Sherrie Beaupre ...
Daesa
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Mark Nadolski ...
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Scott Berendt ...
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Barbara Zanger ...
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Donna McMaster ...
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Mike Schank ...
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Cindy Snyder ...
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Nancy Williams ...
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An alcohol/drug abuser re-examines his life until he nearly dies from an overdose. Then a friend convinces him to join a self-help group which turns out to be demonic.

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After actor Tom Dallace delivers his lines in the "elevator sequence", a noticeably different voice is heard saying the line, "Hey, thanks a lot, man." The line was added in post production to fill in a moment of dead silence. Dallace was in Los Angeles shooting another movie and was unable to record the line himself, so an uncredited crew member dubbed the line instead. See more »

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Several actors' hairstyles change several times throughout the movie. This is the result of a shooting schedule that took several years. See more »

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Mike: [paying his drug dealer] Alright, man. I suppose the inevitable becomes quite evitable.
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Coven is AA.
28 February 2004 | by (Gurnee, IL) – See all my reviews

What you don't understand is that Mike and Mark have both been to numerous Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. That is the background and inspiration for "Coven." From what you have seen in "American Movie," you may have realized that Mike Shank is a recovering drug abuser. Borschardt has had his share of spins with the bottle.

The "Coven" meetings are far-fetched, but they are not entirely baseless. AA meetings are one-sided, and AA members have a monopoly on the TRUTH. If an outsider goes to one, then it is taken as a given that he has erred and ruined his life. It is a very grueling process to become involved in AA, and the results are mixed at best. Many people recover better with no attendance at all.

"Coven" is Borschardt's spin on AA.




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