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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
Bob Clout
as Cigar Couple
Larry Ramos
as Diner Counterman
Ramsey Fadiman
as Mover
Raul Davila
as Sezine
Eddie Jones
as Police Patient
Christine Pak
as Chinese Couple
Harvey Chao
as Chinese Couple
Ana Maria Quintana
as A.C.H.E. Secretary
Dick Martinsen
as Diner Cop
Joan Kaye
as Woman In Park
Malick Bowens
as Palo
Raymond Graham
as Lead Drummer
Tony de Santis
as Precinct Detective
Dick Callahan
as Bartender
Janet-Laine Green
as Lisa
Leroy Radcliffe
as Chief Dancer
Ray Paisley
as Customs Agent
Jennifer Lee
as Calder's Assistant
Fernando Queija
as Believer
John Bendel
as Theater Detective
Maria Magdaleno
as Woman At Newstand
Robert Clohessy
as Diner Detective
Frank Rivers
as Park Cop
Elizabeth Hanna
as Doctor At Hospital
Joe Pentangelo
as Theater Cop
Maria Lebb
as Believer
Richard Spiegelman
as Believer
Christopher Brown
as Carpenter
Gary Farmer
as Mover
Joseph Wilkens
as Theater Cop
Micki Moore
as Believer
Robert Connelly
as Precinct Detective
Khali Keyi
as African Shaman
Nonnie Griffin
as Cigar Couple
Shirley Anthony
as Marty's Secretary
Philip Carey
as Calder's Assistant
Juan Manuel Aguero
as News Vendor

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