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Split Image (1982)

A rootless young man's drawn into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl. Every moment with the group causes him to become increasingly under the control of the cult's leader. After ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay), Robert Kaufman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Keefe ... Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
Karen Allen ... Rebecca / Amy
Peter Fonda ... Kirklander
James Woods ... Charles Pratt
Elizabeth Ashley ... Diana Stetson
Brian Dennehy ... Kevin Stetson
Ronnie Scribner ... Sean Stetson
Pamela Ludwig ... Jane
John Dukakis ... Aaron
Lee Montgomery ... Walter
Michael Sacks ... Gabriel
Deborah Rush ... Judith
Peter Horton ... Jacob
Ken Farmer ... Collins
Cliff Stephens Cliff Stephens ... Hall (as Cliff Stevens)
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A rootless young man's drawn into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl. Every moment with the group causes him to become increasingly under the control of the cult's leader. After his parents fail in their attempt, they hire someone who has experience, kidnapPing, and then 'de-programming' - undoing the mental damage - which had been done to him. Written by Tilman Hausherr <tilman@berlin.snafu.de>

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Homeland has kidnapped Danny's mind. Only this man can steal it back... ...for $10,000 cash, no questions asked. [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The second cult based film released in 1982. The other was "Ticket To Heaven" starring Nick Mancuso which had been released earlier in the year. See more »

Quotes

Diana Stetson: I've sacrificed most of my life on that holy alter that they call motherhood.
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Soundtracks

Rock 'N Roll Is Here To Stay
(uncredited)
Written by Dave White
Performed by Danny and the Juniors
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good movie
30 January 2019 | by botfeederSee all my reviews

Gripping story to watch, and Fonda and Woods are both perfect fits for their roles here.

And this movie is uncanny in its parallels to politics here in year 2019.

Today's analogue to Fonda's cult would be contemporary political "progressivism". A veneer of sentiment of love and utopian hopes for mankind masks an underbelly of self-righteous smugness and dangerous naivite about human societies and the destructive consequences of public policy based on wishful thinking.

The populist conservative movement is the analogue to the cult deprogrammers. Offering a crude and harsh sounding message in an attempt to dissuade people from succumbing to the cult's suicidal dogma.

And the icing on the cake is that Woods and Fonda both are activists today that parallel their roles in this movie.

Progressives will no doubt be aghast at this opinion.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Split Image See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$263,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,635
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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