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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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Storyline

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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Short | Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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Coven See more »

Filming Locations:

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA

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Northwest Productions See more »
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Trivia

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: [takes a drink of whiskey during a bathroom break at an addiction support group meeting] God helps those who help themselves, man.
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Referenced in American Movie (1999) See more »

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Mark should be a cinematographer
2 September 2000 | by scottevilSee all my reviews

As many others have commented after seeing American Movie, this movie was not HALF as bad as you would have expected. Mark comes off as a dufus for most of the documentary (I suppose a lot of us would), but Coven showed me why this guy was so driven. I'm sure when Mark saw some of the shots from this movie, he felt that he was in the zone, that it had all come together. That is probably why it took so long to come out with the rest of the movie, because it would have been difficult artistically to accept a lot of the more mediocre scenes.

I think that Mark should pursue a career in Hollywood or indie film as a journeyman cameraman / cinematographer, and hopefully somebody will help shape his raw talent. Then he can move on to bigger and better productions of his own, as I thought some of the story in Coven was excellent, although it was VERY uneven.


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