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The Bridge (2006)

A father must try to save his daughter from deep within the cult of Scientology, while a young woman working for the Scientologists must question her faith.

Director:

Brett Hanover

Writer:

Brett Hanover
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Baker Bill Baker ... Scientology leader
Joseph Baker Joseph Baker ... Scientologist #7
Kimberly Baker Kimberly Baker ... Scientologist #6
Nathan Berry Nathan Berry ... 2nd Protestor
Fred Cook Fred Cook ... Flag Narrator
Adam Craycroft Adam Craycroft ... Protestor
Brian Forrest Brian Forrest ... Micah D. Greenstein
Louis Glazer Louis Glazer ... Scientologist #4
Marylin Glazer Marylin Glazer ... Scientologist #3
Rachel Glazer Rachel Glazer ... Scientologist #5
Alexis Harris Alexis Harris ... Scientologist #8
Diana Heaton Diana Heaton ... Amy Grey
Harmony Hudson Harmony Hudson ... Cara
Becca Johnson Becca Johnson ... Renee
Lena Kirk Lena Kirk ... 2nd Teenager
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A father must try to save his daughter from deep within the cult of Scientology, while a young woman working for the Scientologists must question her faith.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (Norway) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Brett Hanover See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Soon after the online release of the film, director Brett Hanover posted on his website that "due to copyright issues, I ask that this film be withdrawn from circulation... Do not contact me concerning this film, I am no longer supporting it". See more »

Goofs

When the woman questioning her faith in Scientology is reading the numbered list of cleaning guidelines on the storage closet, you can see that there is a number jump from 6 to 8, skipping 7. Considering the cleanliness and organization of the group (as is presented in this film), an error like that would unlikely go unnoticed. See more »

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Ron Miscavige: Hello. I have great news for you. It's something we've wanted for a long time.
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You should see it
27 September 2008 | by bernie-122See all my reviews

If you're expecting the sort of damning exposé you'll find on the Operation Clambake website, this isn't it. But if you don't know anything about Scientology, then it's a good place to start.

The trouble is, the scientologists have, predictably, exercised their legal muscle and have had the film taken down from everywhere it was available, so seeing it is not that simple. Fortunately, it is available to download in a somewhat lo-rez but still watchable version in a 3-part RAR archive, e.g. (ScientologyXenuTheBr.part1.rar) I won't tell you exactly where, but I will say that if you keep looking, you will surely find it, maybe even in a very well-known and large rapid filesharing repository.

The film itself is certainly not Oscar material, but is not a bad effort for a shoestring budget indy production. It does not ridicule Scientology, it just gives a couple of glimpses into what really goes on there. On that basis, it's a bit hard to see why the Scientologists got so upset, because, like I said, it's certainly no Operation Clambake. The opening clip of Ronnie Miscavige is obviously something they wouldn't want to be spread around, but it's really something that anyone who's only seen Scientology's PR spin should see. If nothing else, you will see that the notion of Scientology as a religion is a total sham. It is a cult, and not a nice one.


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