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Holy Ghost People (2013)

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On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.

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Brother Billy
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Wayne
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Sister Sheila
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Brother Sherman
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Brother Cole
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Smiling Bobby
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Brother Edgar
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Mordecai
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Sister Nancy
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Liz
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Charlotte and Liz's Mother
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In this psychological thriller, nineteen-year old Charlotte enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and an enigmatic snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy, who's devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain - about themselves and the nature of faith - will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte's sister and her fate unravels... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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10 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Der Teufel, die Schlange und das Mädchen  »

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$120,000 (USA) (18 February 2014)
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When she looks at his military ID it says E6 and PVT, an E6 is a staff sergeant. See more »

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Edited from Holy Ghost People (1967) See more »

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Cry Little Sister
Performed by Heather Baker, Tony Kim and Justin Pointer
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19 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

A tough film to review without spoiling, Holy Ghost People is a about a young woman, Charlotte, and her search for her missing drug- addict sister. Tracking her down to a secluded religious community in the Appalachian mountains, Charlotte enlists the help of an alcoholic ex-marine to infiltrate the "Church of One Accord," run by Brother Billy, a charismatic snake handler.

At times melodramatic and perhaps plodding. But while not especially fast-paced, this mystery/thriller is nonetheless interesting, well-acted, and edgy, as well as raising some intriguing questions about the potential power of faith—- for good or ill.


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