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

Crew

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