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Split Image (film)

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Subject: Ted Kotcheff, John Dukakis, Elizabeth Ashley, Billy Two Hats, Deprogramming
Collection: 1980S Drama Films, 1982 Films, American Films, English-Language Films, Fictional Cults, Film Scores by Bill Conti, Films About Religion
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Split Image (film)

Split Image
Split Image 1986 VHS box cover
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Produced by Don Carmody
Ted Kotcheff
Jeff Young
Written by Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)
Robert Kaufman (screenplay)
Scott Spencer (story)
Starring Michael O'Keefe
Karen Allen
Peter Fonda
James Woods
Elizabeth Ashley
Brian Dennehy
Ronnie Scribner
Music by Bill Conti
Cinematography Robert C. Jessup
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release dates
  • October 3, 1982 (1982-10-03)
Running time 111 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $263,635

Split Image is a 1982 film that tells the story of an all-American college athlete who becomes involved in a youth-oriented cult, and his family's struggle to bring him home. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, and starring Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, James Woods, Elizabeth Ashley, Brian Dennehy and Ronnie Scribner.


  • Synopsis 1
  • Cast 2
  • Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Danny Stetson (Michael O'Keefe) is a clean-cut, all-American college student and gymnast with dreams of Olympic gold when he's lured into "Homeland," a youth-oriented religious commune, by a compellingly beautiful girl, Rebecca (Karen Allen). Here he is programmed by the charismatic leader, Neil Kirklander (Peter Fonda), to believe that his new life now has the true meaning that it previously lacked.

Anguished by their son's disappearance, Danny's parents (Elizabeth Ashley and Brian Dennehy), hire a modern-day bounty hunter, Charles Pratt (James Woods), to abduct Danny and exorcise his brainwashed mind, but the psychological change could be traumatizing.


Actor Role
Michael O'Keefe Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
Karen Allen Rebecca / Amy
Peter Fonda Neil Kirklander
James Woods Charles Pratt
Elizabeth Ashley Diana Stetson
Brian Dennehy Kevin Stetson
Ronnie Scribner Sean Stetson
Pamela Ludwig Jane
John Dukakis Aaron
Lee Montgomery Walter
Michael Sacks Gabriel
Deborah Rush Judith
Peter Horton Jacob
Ken Farmer Collins
Cliff Stephens Hall
Brian Henson Jerry
David Wallace Gymnast
Kenneth Barry Big Wig
Robert A. Cowan Coach 1
Herbert Kirkpatrick Coach 2
Chris McCarty Sentry 1
Lee Ritchey Sentry 2
Lynette Walden Sexy Girl
Robert Hibbard Cop
Scott Campbell Barry Mills
Melanie Strange Debbie Cooper
Dave Tanner Guitar Player
Tom Rayhall Sargent
Jeanne Evans Newsboy's Mom
Irma P. Hall Maid
Bill Engvall Student
Peter Hans Sprague Person
John Carroll Homelander
Haley McLane Homelander
Kelly Wimberly Homelander


Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
1982 Youth In Film Award
(now known as the Young Artist Award)
Best Supporting Young Actor in a Motion Picture Ronnie Scribner Nominated [1]


  1. ^ "4th Annual Youth in Film Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 

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