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The Profit (2001)

(Banned) | | Drama | 1 April 2001 (USA)
This period piece is a fictional biography of a cult leader's rise to power and his subsequent descent into isolation and paranoia.


Peter N. Alexander


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Roca Cliff Roca ... Mitchell Cabot
Tom Luce ... The Doctor
Eric Rath Eric Rath ... Leland Conrad Powers (as Eric F. Rath)
Christine Eads Christine Eads ... Helen Hughes
Jeff Hughes Jeff Hughes ... Zach Carson
Tad Brown Tad Brown ... Cop #2
Al Reidel Al Reidel ... Sheriff
Bob Minton Bob Minton ... VA Doctor
Margaret Mary Bastick Margaret Mary Bastick ... Dr. Mary Kimbrough
Duncan Pierce Duncan Pierce ... Mr. Simmons
Jeff Jacobsen Jeff Jacobsen ... Mr. Williams
Jesse Prince Jesse Prince ... Mr. Johnson
Terry Maki Terry Maki ... Maitre d'
Jack Amos Jack Amos ... Sr. Naval Officer
Brandon Beaver Brandon Beaver ... 8-year old Powers


This period piece is a fictional biography of a cult leader's rise to power and his subsequent descent into isolation and paranoia.

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A dark journey into an evil mind where the only good is... The Profit.






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1 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Tampa, Florida, USA

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biography of a brainwashing con artist
13 June 2001 | by Xenu-6See all my reviews

"The Profit" is the fascinating biography of a con artist who later founds his own cult, that later sets up itself as a religion. Sure, he has some problems from time to time (IRS, FBI, etc) but he is successful, i.e. he makes tons of money and brainwashes many people around the world. The concept used was the one used in "Citizen Kane", i.e. it starts with the cult leader dying and his life span of several decades is presented.

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