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Heart of the Beholder (2005)

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Videocassette tape rental store owners fight against a religious fanatic group for the right to keep their controversial film on the shelves for sale.

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Ken Tipton

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Ken Tipton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carrie Armstrong ... Vesta
Conrad Bachmann ... Rudy
Priscilla Barnes ... Miss Olivia
April Barnett ... Rhonda
Roseanne Benjamin Roseanne Benjamin ... Vicky
Barbara Allyne Bennet Barbara Allyne Bennet ... Miss Bennet
Sarah Brown ... Diane Howard
Katelin Chesna ... Marci
Samantha Coker Samantha Coker ... Protester
Stella Croxon ... Stenographer (as Stellarina Croxon)
Dabier ... Partrick (as Dabir Snell)
Dwain Deets Dwain Deets ... Judge Dalton
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Larson
Daphne Duplaix ... Detective Deborah Burbach
John Dye ... D.A. Eric Manion
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Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin Scorsese's controversial film, "The Last Temptation of Christ", from their stores. Written by Darlene Lieblich

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The movie Hollywood doesn't want you to see!

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Drama

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Rated R for language and sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color
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Film debut of Chloë Grace Moretz. See more »

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References The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

A.E. (Paintball Opening Battle)
Music by Angie L. Monroe
Lyrics by Michael Colby
Vocals by Sylvie & Reuben
Produced by Mandi Martin
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Excellent presentation of a controversial subject/
10 October 2006 | by tedcordesSee all my reviews

Since this movie deals with the controversial issue of freedom of expression of even disagreeable subject matter, it is bound to elicit extreme views on all sides of the issue. HEART OF THE BEHOLDER successfully deals in a humanistic way with the controversy surrounding one business and it's belief in the free market system of making video tapes of commercial movies available for sale to those who were interested. This did not mean pornography, but rather several main stream movies that aroused objections because they dealt with subject matter that often challenged certain strongly held beliefs. While the movie definitely has a point of view, it fairly deals with all facets of the controversy and delivers an emotional impact in telling it's heartbreaking story.


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