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A police psychologist and his school-age son become embroiled in the machinations of a mysterious cult religion in this thriller from director John Schlesinger. After his wife is electrocuted in a freak accident, Dr. Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) and his son, Chris (Harley Cross), move back to Manhattan, where Cal went to school. When not spending time with his son and surrogate extended family -- husband-and-wife anthropologists Kate (Elizabeth Wilson) and Dennis Maslow (Lee Richardson) -- Cal settles into his new job and romances his landlady, Jessica Halliday (Helen Shaver). Soon, though, a series of brutal murders of young children begins to take over Cal's life. Through the ravings of policeman Tom Lopez (Jimmy Smits), who believes the killers have supernatural power over him after stealing his badge, Cal learns of Santeria, a voodoo-like Latin American sect that mixes elements of Christianity and pagan mysticism. Although the religion turns out to have ties to some of the richest men in the city and even Cal's well-meaning maid seems to be a practitioner, he can't get any straight answers as to whether the cult is responsible for the murders. But after a sinister African shaman (Malick Bowens) places a curse on Jessica, Cal finally begins to understand the danger that faces him -- and his son. The Believers was very loosely adapted from Nicholas Conde's 1982 novel The Religion. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:October 16, 2012

Cast

Martin Sheen
as Dr. Cal Jamison
Helen Shaver
as Jessica Halliday
Robert Loggia
as Lt. Sean McTaggert
Jimmy Smits
as Tom Lopez
Harley Cross
as Chris Jamison
Harris Yulin
as Donald Calder
Elizabeth Wilson
as Kate Maslow
Lee Richardson
as Dennis Maslow
Richard Masur
as Marty Wertheimer
Carla Pinza
as Mrs. Ruiz
Christine Pak
as Chinese Couple
Dick Callahan
as Bartender
Dick Martinsen
as Diner Cop
Elizabeth Hanna
as Doctor At Hospital
Fernando Queija
as Believer
Gary Farmer
as Mover
Philip Carey
as Calder's Assistant
Bob Clout
as Cigar Couple
Eddie Jones
as Police Patient
Tony de Santis
as Precinct Detective
Ana Maria Quintana
as A.C.H.E. Secretary
Frank Rivers
as Park Cop
Jennifer Lee
as Calder's Assistant
Christopher Brown
as Carpenter
Juan Manuel Aguero
as News Vendor
Leroy Radcliffe
as Chief Dancer
Malick Bowens
as Palo
Maria Lebb
as Believer
Maria Magdaleno
as Woman At Newstand
Micki Moore
as Believer
Nonnie Griffin
as Cigar Couple
Ramsey Fadiman
as Mover
Raul Davila
as Sezine
Ray Paisley
as Customs Agent
Raymond Graham
as Lead Drummer
Richard Spiegelman
as Believer
Robert Clohessy
as Diner Detective
Robert Connelly
as Precinct Detective
Shirley Anthony
as Marty's Secretary
Harvey Chao
as Chinese Couple
Janet-Laine Green
as Lisa
Joan Kaye
as Woman In Park
Joe Pentangelo
as Theater Cop
John Bendel
as Theater Detective
Joseph Wilkens
as Theater Cop
Khali Keyi
as African Shaman
Larry Ramos
as Diner Counterman

Crew

John Schlesinger
Director
John Schlesinger
Producer
Beverly J. Camhe
Producer
Michael Childers
Producer
Nicholas Conde
Book Author
Mark Frost
Screenwriter
Robby Müller
Cinematographer
Peter Honess
Editor
Simon Holland
Production Designer
John Kasarda
Art Director
Carol Spier
Art Director
Mark Frost
Associate Producer
Edward Teets
Executive Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Elinor Rose Galbraith
Set Designer
Shay Cunliffe
Costume Designer
Abigail Murray
Costume Designer
Vebe Borge
First Assistant Director
Carla Pinza
Consultant/advisor
Sandi Sissel
Camera Operator
Ray Woodfork
Stunts
Vic Magnotta
Stunts
Dean Jeffries
Stunts
Dwayne McLean
Stunts
Wilhelmina Taylor
Choreography
Edward Teets
Production Manager
John Lyons
Casting
David Coatsworth
Production Manager
Bryan Day
Sound Mixer
Ross Clydesdale
Casting
Monty Diamond
Production Manager
Donna Isaacson
Casting
Eddie Ramirez
First Assistant Camera
Ernst Haas
Still Photographer
Gina Hamilton
Set Dresser
Gordon Antell
Production Assistant
Greg Van Riel
Assistant Location Manager
Myles Roth
Head Carpenter
Ramsey Fadiman
Production Assistant
Nicholas Stevenson
Sound Editor
Nick Kosonic
Scenic Artist
Orest Haba
Production Assistant
Patrick DeMarchelier
Still Photographer
Patt McCurdy
Production Coordinator
Richard Fettes
First Assistant Editor
Ron Lightfoot
Carpenter
Stephen Campanelli
Second Assistant Camera
Sylvia Fay
Extra Casting
Takashi Seida
Still Photographer
Keith Large
Location Manager
Kevin Hayney
Makeup
Kim Kozolanka
Costumes Assistant
Kim Maitland
Boom Operator
Kim Winther
Second Assistant Director
Mark Auguste
Foley Editor
Martha Bean
Third Assistant Director
Marvin Midwicki
First Assistant Camera
Maureen Gurney
Costume/Wardrobe
Michael Childers
Second Unit Director
Michael Ruggles
Electrician
Mick Monks
First Assistant Editor
Mickey Scott
Makeup
Ian Bibby
Electrician
Ian Wheatley
Set Dresser
Ivan Lynch
Hair Styles
Jadi McCurdy
Production Assistant
Jay Duboisson
Costumes Assistant
Jeremy Gibbs
First Assistant Editor
John Cambria
Second Assistant Camera
Bob Risk
Dialogue Editor
Kerry Hayes
Still Photographer
Robin Russell
First Assistant Editor
Ana Maria Quintana
Script Supervisor
Brian Fitzsimmons
Grip
David Middlemas
Post Production Supervisor
Debbie Cooke
Production Coordinator
Dennis Jacobsen
First Assistant Accountant
Christopher Porter
Best Boy Electric
Cindy Kaplan Rooney
First Assistant Editor
Clive Thomasson
Set Dresser
Daniel Narduzzi
Best Boy Grip
Danielle Fleury
Buyer
Danielle Fleury
Set Dresser
Patrick Crowley
Second Unit Director
James W. Skotchdopole
Second Assistant Director
John McDonnell
Properties Master
Vic Rigler
Properties Master
Vince Heileson
Production Accountant
Werner Sherer
Hair Styles
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