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Savage Messiah (2002)

R
94 min | Drama, Thriller

Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson's findings uncovered disturbing mental and physical abuses of...See moreBased on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson's findings uncovered disturbing mental and physical abuses of this cult's members by its maniacal leader. Soon, Jackson found herself fighting to save Moses's followers. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writer
Sharon Riis (screenplay)
Composer
Haim Frank Ilfman (as Frank Ilfman)
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Release date
Apr 26, 2002 (Canada)

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44 cast members
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Polly Walker
Paula Jackson Paula Jackson   See fewer
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Luc Picard
Roch 'Moïse' Thériault Roch 'Moïse' Thériault   See fewer
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Louis Ferreira
Vern (as Justin Louis) Vern (as Justin Louis)   See fewer
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Isabelle Cyr
Danielle Danielle   See fewer
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Pascale Montpetit
Marie-Claude Marie-Claude   See fewer
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Elizabeth Robertson
Magdalene Magdalene   See fewer
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John Dunn-Hill
Old Man at Farm Old Man at Farm   See fewer
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Tony Robinow
Judge Bonnard Judge Bonnard   See fewer
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Claude Préfontaine
Marie-Claude's Father Marie-Claude's Father   See fewer
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Susan Glover
Rod's Wife Rod's Wife   See fewer
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Robert Higden
Grocery Store Owner / Clerk Grocery Store Owner / Clerk   See fewer
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Marie-Julie Rivest
Woman at Social Services Woman at Social Services   See fewer
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David Francis
Coroner Coroner   See fewer
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Terry Simpson
Man #1 at Bar Man #1 at Bar   See fewer
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Ellen David
Woman / Curling Team #1 Woman / Curling Team #1   See fewer
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Sylvie Bourque
Marcelle Martin Marcelle Martin   See fewer
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Danièle Lorain
Colette Plamondon Colette Plamondon   See fewer
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Jean-François Blanchard
René Juneau René Juneau   See fewer
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Larry Day
Ross MacDonnell Ross MacDonnell   See fewer
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Matt Holland
Rookie Police Officer Rookie Police Officer   See fewer
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Joris Jarsky
Paula's Husband Paula's Husband   See fewer
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Ariane Frédérique
Commune Woman #1 Commune Woman #1   See fewer
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Johanne McKay
Commune Woman #2 Commune Woman #2   See fewer
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Denis Trudel
Alphonse Alphonse   See fewer
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Tanya Trombetta
Émilie Émilie   See fewer
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Robert Brewster
Man at Rural House (as Bob Brewster) Man at Rural House (as Bob Brewster)   See fewer
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Glenn Roy
Local Man / Rod Local Man / Rod   See fewer
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Pierre LeBlanc
Social Worker #1 (as Pierre Leblanc) Social Worker #1 (as Pierre Leblanc)   See fewer
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Josée Beaulieu
Marie-Claude's Mother Marie-Claude's Mother   See fewer
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Kathleen Fee
Social Services Receptionist Social Services Receptionist   See fewer
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Terry Haig
Judge at Roch's Trial Judge at Roch's Trial   See fewer
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Natasha Thompson
Commune Woman #3 Commune Woman #3   See fewer
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Valérie Jeanneret
Commune Woman #4 Commune Woman #4   See fewer
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Mario Geoffrey
Men at the office social worker (uncredited) Men at the office social worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monique Phillips
Paula's Teammate (uncredited) Paula's Teammate (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 970 votes