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Holy Ghost People (2013)

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On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.

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Mitchell Altieri
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emma Greenwell ... Charlotte
Joe Egender ... Brother Billy
Brendan McCarthy ... Wayne
Cameron Richardson ... Sister Sheila
Don Harvey ... Brother Sherman
Roger Aaron Brown ... Brother Cole
James Lowe ... Smiling Bobby
Jason Benjamin ... Brother Edgar
Jalen Camp Jalen Camp ... Mordecai
Jayne Entwistle ... Sister Nancy
Buffy Charlet ... Liz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisa Aldridge Elisa Aldridge ... Brother Billy's Bride
Sydney Bell ... Congregation Member
Rhonda Bender Rhonda Bender ... Congregation Member
Kathryn Berman Kathryn Berman ... Charlotte and Liz's Mother
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In this psychological thriller, nineteen-year old Charlotte enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and an enigmatic snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy, who's devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain - about themselves and the nature of faith - will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte's sister and her fate unravels... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Teufel, die Schlange und das Mädchen See more »

Filming Locations:

Crossville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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When she looks at his military ID it says E6 and PVT, an E6 is a staff sergeant. See more »

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Edited from Holy Ghost People (1967) See more »

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Snake Religion
8 December 2016 | by shawnblackmanSee all my reviews

A woman seeks the help of an alcoholic veteran to help find her sister who joined a cult in some remote area. They drive there and find out she's gone. The group passes around venomous snakes with the notion that God will protect them against bites. They join the cult to find out what happened to her sister and find leaving isn't so easy.

This wasn't too bad even though we have seen this premise done a few times. The leader of the cult is played by Joe Egender who I think is a spitting image of Giovanni Ribisi. They didn't get into too many back stories or much character development but you do get the idea that they're all brain washed.

You do hear in the news now and then about someone from these snake religions getting fatally bit.


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