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Split Image (1982)

A young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl, and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay), Robert Kaufman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Keefe ... Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
Karen Allen ... Rebecca / Amy
Peter Fonda ... Kirklander
James Woods ... Charles Pratt
Elizabeth Ashley ... Diana Stetson
Brian Dennehy ... Kevin Stetson
Ronnie Scribner ... Sean Stetson
Pamela Ludwig Pamela Ludwig ... Jane
John Dukakis ... Aaron
Lee Montgomery ... Walter
Michael Sacks ... Gabriel
Deborah Rush ... Judith
Peter Horton ... Jacob
Ken Farmer ... Collins
Cliff Stephens Cliff Stephens ... Hall (as Cliff Stevens)
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Storyline

A young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by a beautiful girl, and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out of it, they hire a guy who kidnaps, and then de-programs him. Written by Tilman Hausherr <tilman@berlin.snafu.de>

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Taglines:

Homeland has kidnapped Danny's mind. Only this man can steal it back... ...for $10,000 cash, no questions asked. [USA Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefährliche Freunde See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$263,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,635
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second cult based film released in 1982. The other was "Ticket To Heaven" starring Nick Mancuso which had been released earlier in the year. See more »

Quotes

Charles Pratt: You know what I see college as? One big fuck farm. I mean, isn't today's crop the worst yet? Look at this gaggle of faggots. I mean, they're not beatniks, they're not even hippies. Generation doesn't even know what to call itself."
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Connections

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Soundtracks

He's Got The Whole World In His Hand
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Traditional Negro Spiritual
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Great cast and film score!
30 September 2003 | by lampmuzSee all my reviews

This 1982 film is supported by a great cast and film score by Bill Conti (Rocky, FX.) Filmed largely in Dallas and Texas, this anti-cult film deals with basically the same subject as a Canadian film released the previous year. Ticket To Heaven (1981) also has a great cast and for me is a much more entertaining and realistic film. TTH deals with the true story of a depressed young man getting caught up in the cult of Sun-Yung Moon, while Split Image portrays the identity crisis of a young man who is seeking answers beyond the sometimes shallow lives of his family and friends. His confusion leads him to a new-age cult, where he finds the leader to be even more sinister and devoid of answers than those he runs away from. While many of life's questions can be answered by the Bible, proper spiritual guidance and direction is essential, particularly for those who are not mature enough to seek God on their own.


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