Sign up for a FanAlert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. In turmoil following the break-up of a longtime relationship, David Nick Mancuso seeks something to give him a new direction and falls in with a religious cult. Before long, David has been completely brainwashed by the group and has receded from his old life. When his dedicated buddy, Larry Saul Rubinek , tracks him down and discovers the reality of his situation, he proceeds to rally David's family and other friends to remove him from the cult and shake its influence.
Buy Tickets. Earn Points. Crawl The Art Of Self-Defense. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable. As the train got closer to its destination of Heaven, the wicked, Hell-bound passenger started to get nervous. He saw the passenger next to him, clutching his folded-up Heaven ticket.
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So he threw his damning ticket out the window and decided to try to con his neighbor. The Heaven passenger tore off another piece, until all that was left of his own was a slender strip. Now you might be wondering how either of them planned on getting into Heaven with these mangled-up pieces of ticket. But the conductor, an angel, would know. David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader.
Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless shadow of his former self Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment. It shows in detail just HOW they work, and explains to us in step by step fashion just how rational, intelligent people, often with absolutely no interest whatever in religion, could wind up being recruited and converted to the unthinking followers of philosophies which, to outsiders, seem absolutely ridiculous.
The film is unique in that it also shows us one possible path back OUT of that jungle of conflicting ideas, tho the path chosen here is the most controversial of the possible choices.
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Unspoken, but always hovering over the action, are the issues of civil liberties and religious freedom. There's a LOT of heavy stuff going on here. This film is a deep sleeper Nick Mancuso plays David Capelle, a Toronto schoolteacher whose life is currently at loose ends after a painful breakup with his long time lover. On a vacation to California an old friend introduces him to a New Age religious group.
From then on and in an amazingly short time, just one weekend David literally vanishes from his old life and the rest of the world, his every thought and action now dictated by the needs of his newfound "family". He has willingly given up his entire personality to the group-think of the movement. David's sole link to his old life and the outside world is his friend Larry Saul Rubenek , a Toronto accountant who aspires to stand up comedy.
Larry's suspicions about occasional cryptic phone calls from David lead him to go to California to find out for himself just exactly what the hell is going on with David. After the group makes an attempt to recruit him too, Larry returns home to Toronto and sounds the alarm with David's friends and family. After seeing the situation for themselves, David's family resorts to the most drastic action possible This is probably the ONLY film or TV production that deals with this emotionally charged and legally sensitive topic truthfully, and in detail.
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It's electrifying! There are standout performances here from the entire cast. She's a cold, calculating package of almost maniacal devotion to the movement. Meg Foster is now typecast for me. For sheer intensity tho, the grand prize goes to the Canadian actor R. Strunk is the mirror image of Sister Ingrid; he's just as cold, calculating, intelligent and determined as she is, but his mission is to convince David that the group's concepts are patently absurd, and at their base they're essentially an evil con game.
Strunk's "In Your Face" confrontations with David are tense intellectual, theological, and philosophical battles of will that are absolutely riveting. Mancuso and Thompson give each other as good as they get from beginning to end. The finished product here is at the same time chilling, disturbing and inspiring Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.
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