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My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Theroux ... Himself - Presenter
Tom Cruise ... Himself (archive footage)
Marty Rathbun Marty Rathbun ... Himself - Former Inspector General, Church of Scientology
Paz de la Huerta ... Herself (as Paz)
David Miscavige ... Himself (archive footage)
Ted Koppel ... Himself - Interviewer (archive footage)
Chris Gehrt ... Himself
Andrew Perez ... David Miscavige
Steven Mango ... Himself - Scientologist, 2009-2012 (as Steve Mango)
Marc Headley ... Himself - Sea Org., 1990-2005
Tom De Vocht Tom De Vocht ... Himself - Sea Org., 1974-2005
Catherine Fraser Catherine Fraser ... Herself
Jefferson Hawkins Jefferson Hawkins ... Himself - Sea Org., 1967-2005 (as Jeff Hawkins)
Mark Yager Mark Yager ... Himself, 'squirrel buster'
Jenny De Vocht Jenny De Vocht ... Herself, 'squirrel buster'
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Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louis Theroux og scientologane See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,180, 12 March 2017

Gross USA:

$22,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,130,866
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BBC Films, Red Box Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Practising Scientology freelance, without the aggressive profit motive, is known as "Freezoning" and is another form of "Squirreling" in addition to the reenactments shown here. See more »

Quotes

Louis Theroux: [Q&A] I think I have a lot of compassion.
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Waxing the Ship
Composed by Stew Jackson and Dan Jones
Performed by Stew Jackson and BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Dan Jones
Keyboard soloist Dan Moore
Produced by Stew Jackson
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one of theroux's most disappointing works
6 October 2016 | by houseoliverfragrancesSee all my reviews

I was so excited to finally see this documentary, however the lack of access Louis is able to gain into the church makes for a very boring and uncaptivating documentary.

apart from the odd confrontation with a church member which is somewhat entertaining, there is nothing of substance in this 'movie' no direction at all.

We all know they're a bunch of loonies but this being a theroux doco I wanted something more. Something that would really shock me.

Perhaps this is the reason for the delayed release of this film. With such little footage I can imagine this being a challenging piece to put together.

Why couldn't he go undercover and try to gain some sort of access into the church? Perhaps do an auditing session and turn it into an interview very subtly (which we know he's good at).

I'm a huge fan of this man's work but this this just doesn't do it for me. I rarely lose focus when watching anything louis. I just can;t find any sort of story in this. A strange movie that has left little impact, only repeating things we already knew about this psychotic church.


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