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Coven (2000)

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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Mark Borchardt

Writer:

Mark Borchardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Borchardt ... Mike
Tom Schimmels Tom Schimmels ... Steve
Miriam Frost Miriam Frost ... Sharon
Tommy Dallace Tommy Dallace ... Doc McCoy
Robert Richard Jorge Robert Richard Jorge ... Goodman
Sherrie Beaupre Sherrie Beaupre ... Daesa
Jack Bennett ... Group Member
Mark Nadolski Mark Nadolski ... Group Member
Scott Berendt Scott Berendt ... Group Member
Barbara Zanger Barbara Zanger ... Group Member
Donna McMaster Donna McMaster ... Group Member
Mike Schank Mike Schank ... Group Member
Cindy Snyder Cindy Snyder ... Group Member
Nancy Williams Nancy Williams ... Group Member
Wayne Buboise Wayne Buboise ... Group Member
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA

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Northwest Productions See more »
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A poster of this movie can be seen hanging on a door near the end of the "Ghostfacers" episode of the Supernatural series (S3E13). 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 »

Quotes

Mike: Look, the last thing I wanna do is sit around with a bunch of motherfuckers with drinking problems... Listening to that trite monotony go on and on, hour after hour? That'll drive any fucker to drink!
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Coven is AA.
28 February 2004 | by Todd347See 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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