The Believers

Synopsis: After the death of his wife, police psychiatrist Cal Jamison moves to New York. There he has to help in the investigation of the murder of two youths, who seem to have been immolated during a cult ritual. Jamison believes it's been Voodoo and, ignoring the warnings of his housekeeper, enters the scenery and soon gets under their influence. They try to get him to sacrifice his own son.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): John Schlesinger
Production: Concorde/New Horizons Home Video
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
33%
R
Year:
1987
114 min
86 Views


Mom? Knock, knock.

It is too early for "Knock, knock."

Come on, eat up. We're running late.

Chris, give me a break!

Must it be World War II this morning?

World War III.

Cute, kid.

8:
30, Cal!

- Why didn't you tell me it was so late?

- I just did.

- Dad?

- What?

- Knock, knock.

- Who's there?

- Dwayne.

- Dwayne who?

Dwayne the bathtub, I'm dwowning!

That's terrible!

That's not my lunch, is it?

Not now, it isn't.

- When did your friends leave this morning?

- I thought they were your friends.

They left about 3:00.

You used to be able to go all night.

I know, but I can't do it anymore.

What can't you do anymore?

Eat your breakfast.

Do you think I should have served

the last drink in my pajamas?

Shoes and socks on. Let's go.

Oh, shit.

Great.

- Terrific, Cal.

- I got it.

Not the socks!

- Hit the showers.

- Right.

Mom?

What?

Coffee machine.

Perfect!

Mom.

What is it? Jesus!

Lisa, no! Oh, my God, no!

Chris, don't touch her!

Jesus Christ!

My God! Christ!

Por favor, don't break nothing!

And be careful from the walls.

Mrs. Halliday just painted them.

Follow me, okay?

You did what anyone would have done.

It happened so fast. I just reacted.

He was trying to help.

Christ, the man's got four kids!

You'll be more effective...

...when you do go back out there,

if you begin to forgive yourself.

That's what this is all about, Frank.

That's how I can help you, if you'll let me.

I want to.

I do. It's...

Good.

I'd say we made a pretty good beginning,

wouldn't you?

I'll set you up for next week, then.

What have you got there, little guy?

Chief Black Cloud.

Are you sick?

I'm sorry.

- You can call me anytime.

- Right.

See you next Thursday.

Hopefully we'll be

a little better settled in by then.

- Thank you, Doctor.

- You're welcome.

Are you all right, Bean?

Not so fast, my friend.

From now on, I don't think

you should play in here while I'm working.

Is it a deal?

Okay. What do we got here?

Flowers. Mrs. Ruiz and I

are gonna plant some for Mom.

Like these?

Mom wants me to.

Do you believe me?

I believe she would want you to. Sure.

Take it easy, you guys.

I just finished painting this place.

No! My beautiful wall!

I did this wall with my own hands

and now it looks like my first apartment.

- It's just a little gouge.

- It's a giant crater!

I'm gonna have to start from scratch!

Fill it, sand it!

What's the problem?

This. 10 years ago, I wouldn't have cared.

Now I want a wall to look like a wall.

Let me take a look at it.

- You don't have to do that.

- It's okay. I'm taking care of it.

Thank you very much. That's great.

Who says chivalry is dead?

Alive and well in New York. Amazing.

How does it feel to have your whole life

stuffed in little boxes?

A little cramped.

Here's the electrician's number.

He's expecting your call.

Painter's coming on Sunday.

I'll get to the kitchen faucet soon.

You'll fix it yourself?

Sure. I'm the landlady.

Hey, listen, I lost an earring...

...maybe in your apartment.

It's pretty hard to miss.

Then, it might be in my bag.

If you see it, will you let me know?

I'll keep an eye out.

- Great. How Is Carmen working out?

- Fine. She's terrific with Chris.

Shit!

These cops are going to do wonders

for my parking ticket situation.

I'll put in a word for you downtown.

If there's anything else you need,

I'm across the street.

Officer?

Have you started

writing that thing out yet?

Look out!

- The ball is in the clear. He scores!

- Wait for me!

Marty Wertheimer, please.

- Who's calling?

- It's Cal Jamison.

- Can you hold?

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Mark Frost

Mark Frost (born November 25, 1953) is an American novelist, screenwriter, director and film producer, best known as a writer for the television series Hill Street Blues and as the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks. more…

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