(Apocalypse Now, Badlands, TV’s The West Wing)
(Desert Hearts, The Craft, The Amityville Horror)
(The Jagged Edge, Scarface, Big)
(Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Old Gringo, TV’s NYPD Blue)
(Heaven’s Gate, Risky Business, The Thing)
(Mrs. Soffel, Stanley & Iris, Someone to Watch Over Me)
(Fatal Beauty, Another Woman, Training Day)
(9 to 5, The Graduate, The Addams Family)
(Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man, The Day of the Locust)
A master at ratcheting up on-screen tension (i.e. Marathon Man), Academy Award winning director John Schlesinger (Best Director, Midnight Cowboy – 1970) delivers chills in the supernatural thriller, The Believers.
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 114 min
VIDEO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
The Believers, director John Schlesinger’s (Marathon Man) finally crafted, modern-day supernatural thriller, stars Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Helen Shaver (Desert Hearts) and Robert Loggia (Scarface).
Following the tragic death of his wife, psychologist Cal Jamison (Sheen) and his young son Chris (Harley Cross, Someone to Watch Over Me) relocate from Minneapolis to New York City to start a new life. Enlisted by Lt. McTaggert (Loggia) to help solve a baffling suicide case involving voodoo, Cal soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation with ties to a Caribbean religious cult and a series of ritualistic murders that will place him and those he loves in grave danger.
The Believers, based on the Nicholas Conde novel The Religion, is written for the screen by Mark Frost (co-creator of Twin Peaks), photographed by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) and co-stars Jimmy Smits (TV’s NYPD Blue), Harris Yulin (Another Woman), Richard Masur (The Thing), and Elizabeth Wilson (9 to 5).