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The "Moonie" cult of the 1970s and '80s has been cited as the principal inspiration for the 1981 Canadian production Ticket to Heaven. Nick Mancuso plays impressionable youth David Kappel, who, after breaking up with his girlfriend, tries to find an emotional balm by joining a religious sect. The first portion of the film details David's indoctrination into the group. The remaining portion concerns the efforts made by his parents to locate their thoroughly brainwashed son. R.H. Thomson dominates the final scenes as a "deprogrammer" hired to shake David out of his religious euphoria. Ticket to Heaven was based on Moonwebs, a novel by Josh Freed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Marc Chiasson Best Sound 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Marc Chiasson Best Sound Editing 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Maribeth Solomon Best Score 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Micky Erbe Best Score 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Kim Cattrall Best Actress 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Meg Foster Best Actress - Foreign 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Saul Rubinek Best Supporting Actor 1982 Winner
Genie Awards Nick Mancuso Best Actor 1982 Winner
Genie Awards Ralph L. Thomas Best Director 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Ralph L. Thomas Best Adapted Screenplay 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Ron Wisman Best Editing 1982 Winner
Genie Awards R.H. Thomson Best Supporting Actor 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Bruce Carwardine Best Sound 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Bruce Carwardine Best Sound Editing 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Dixie Seatle Best Supporting Actress 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Glen Gauthier Best Sound 1982 Nominee
Genie Awards Glen Gauthier Best Sound Editing 1982 Nominee

Cast

Nick Mancuso
as David
R.H. Thomson
as Linc Strunc
Meg Foster
as Ingrid
Saul Rubinek
as Larry
Kim Cattrall
as Ruthie
Jennifer Dale
as Lisa
Dixie Seatle
as Sarah
Robert Joy
as Patrick
Stephen Markle
as Karl
Timothy Webber
as Greg
Paul Soles
as Morley Kappel
Harvey Atkin
as Mr. Stone
Patrick Brymer
as Dr. Dryer
Marcia Diamond
as Esther Kappel
Michael Zelniker
as Danny
Doris Petrie
as Mrs. Foster
Les Rubie
as Short-Order Cook
David Main
as Businessman
Angelo Rizacos
as Paul
Cindy Girling
as Buffy
Margot Dionne
Candace O'Connor
as Ginny
Michael Wincott
as Gerry
Claire Pimpare
Gina Dick
as Sandy
Christopher Britton
as Simon

Crew

Ralph L. Thomas
Director
Alan Simmonds
Producer
Vivienne Leebosh
Producer
Ralph L. Thomas
Screenwriter
Richard Leiterman
Cinematographer
Maribeth Solomon
Composer (Music Score)
Micky Erbe
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Wisman
Editor
Susan Longmire
Production Designer
Jill Scott
Art Director
Linda Kemp
Costume Designer
Bruce Carwardine
Sound/Sound Designer
Glen Gauthier
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Chiasson
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Chiasson
Sound Editor
Glen Gauthier
Sound Editor
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