1982 • R • Drama, Romance
A clean-cut college kid gets caught up in a cult.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This creepy but fascinating look at the nature of cults features a virtuoso performance from James Woods as a grizzled deprogrammer.
Danny Stetson is an upstanding college student and athlete with dreams of Olympic gold when he meets the compelling, beautiful Rebecca and is lured into joining “Homeland,” a youth-oriented religious cult led by the charismatic Neil Kirklander. In an effort to get him back, Danny’s distraught parents hire a bounty hunter to abduct and deprogram their son, but the experience may prove too psychologically damaging to withstand.
DIRECTOR: Ted Kotcheff
CAST: James Woods, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, Michael O'Keefe