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A young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl, and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
... Rebecca / Amy
... Kirklander
... Charles Pratt
... Diana Stetson
... Kevin Stetson
... Sean Stetson
Pamela Ludwig ... Jane
John Dukakis ... Aaron
... Walter
... Gabriel
... Judith
... Jacob
... Collins
Cliff Stephens ... Hall (as Cliff Stevens)
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A young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl, and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out of it, they hire a guy who kidnaps, and then de-programs him. Written by Tilman Hausherr <tilman@berlin.snafu.de>

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In the name of God, they brainwashed him and stole his heart! See more »

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3 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Gefährliche Freunde  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$263,635, 3 October 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$263,635
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According to Peter Fonda's auto-biography, Tatum O'Neal was originally cast in Karen Allen's role. When the producers found out teenage O'Neal was too young to be working without supervision, she was let go. See more »

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Charles Pratt: You know what I see college as? One big fuck farm. I mean, isn't today's crop the worst yet? Look at this gaggle of faggots. I mean, they're not beatniks, they're not even hippies. Generation doesn't even know what to call itself."
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He's Got The Whole World In His Hand
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Traditional Negro Spiritual
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Brilliant and yet still obscure
5 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who is unfavorably commenting about Peter Fonda's performance seems to forget just how much of a trippy hippie he himself was in the 60's. His role here was absolutely brilliant as the manipulative Neil Kirklander. James Woods; well, as usual, simply stellar! My favorite roles for him are exactly personified in this one: sleazy, unrefined, unkempt, easily angered and irritable, and doesn't care what the world thinks. He makes being disgusting look like such fun (when he spits on Kirklander's picture as a sort of de-programming method for Danny). O'Keefe and Dennehy are equally superb and convincing. Karen Allen is as we always expect; vulnerable and adorably sensitive. Fonda takes it all on this one for me, the man who gave John Lennon "I know what it's like to be dead." Excellent!


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