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Sons of Perdition (2010)

R | | Documentary | April 2010 (USA)
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Barlow Bruce Barlow ... Himself
Deloy Bateman Deloy Bateman ... Himself
Michelle Benward Michelle Benward ... Herself
Kevin Black Kevin Black ... Himself
Elizabeth Broadbent Elizabeth Broadbent ... Herself
Hilary Broadbent Hilary Broadbent ... Herself
Jenifer Broadbent Jenifer Broadbent ... Herself
Joe Broadbent Joe Broadbent ... Himself
Jorgina Broadbent Jorgina Broadbent ... Herself
Sabrina Broadbent Sabrina Broadbent ... Herself
Suzanne Broadbent Suzanne Broadbent ... Herself
Sam Brower Sam Brower ... Himself
Megen Cooke Megen Cooke ... Herself
Erin Daniel Erin Daniel ... Herself
Mike Daniel Mike Daniel ... Himself
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

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The Story of Polygamy's Exiled Teens

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Rated R for language and some teen drug use | See all certifications »
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USA

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April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Leaving the Cult: Sons of Perdition See more »

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Saint George, Utah, USA See more »

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Quotes

Warren Jeffs: Oh, young people, eternity is within your reach if you will just live faithful so the prophet can place you properly in marriage.
["the prophet" being Warren Jeffs himself]
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Featured in Storyville: Leaving the Cult (2010) See more »

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Written and directed by Simon Christen
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A disturbing look at the abusive power of the FLDS
19 June 2011 | by gilligan-11See all my reviews

This gripping documentary chronicles two years in the lives of three teenage boys who escape from the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints compound in Colorado City, AZ known as "The Crick." Warren Jeffs, known as The Prophet, rules over this cult and exerts enormous power over his followers—they are permitted no contact with the outside world, they may read no magazines or books, the boys must work at dangerous jobs from an early age, and the girls must submit to the will of the men, often marrying male relatives who are much older. The cult, which also practices polygamy, is a splinter group of the more mainstream Mormon Church. The boys in this film—Sam, Joe, and Bruce—try to build new lives for themselves. Escaping from The Crick separates them from their families and leaves them with little financial or emotional support. We witness their struggle to find their places in the outside world and to help their family members escape from The Crick as well. This film clearly illustrates the effects of the emotional child abuse that fanatical religion can have on its victims. Although filmed in a relatively objective, documentary style, this movie elicits a strong emotional response. Recommended for anyone with an interest in religious movements, cults, or the cultural phenomenon of the LDS.


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