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Them That Follow (2019)

R | | Thriller | 2 August 2019 (USA)
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Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

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Britt Poulton (as Brittany Poulton), Dan Madison Savage (as Daniel Savage)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kaitlyn Dever ... Dilly
Walton Goggins ... Lemuel
Olivia Colman ... Hope
Jim Gaffigan ... Zeke
Lewis Pullman ... Garret
Thomas Mann ... Augie
Alice Englert ... Mara
Dominic Cancelliere
Annie Tedesco ... Connie Ray
Bradley Gallo ... Man in Van
Katherine DeBoer ... Bridgette
Brooks Roseberry ... Jed
Erik Andrews ... Harold
Catherine L. Albers Catherine L. Albers ... Old Woman (Deb)
Kami Amore Kami Amore ... Diner Patron
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Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs "Walton Goggins" presides over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who willingly take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter, Mara "Alice Englert" prepares for her wedding day, under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Olivia Colman), a dangerous secret is unearthed and she is forced to confront the deadly tradition of her father's church.

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We All Have Our Sins

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Rated R for some disturbing violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Them That Follow See more »

Filming Locations:

Youngstown, Ohio, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,137, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$159,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,218
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2.35 : 1
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Shot in Youngstown and Salem, Ohio. See more »

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A Test of Faith
8 April 2019 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful and deeply felt look into a small subculture of America, charismatic Christian religious cults which revolve around the handling of poisonous snakes. It is not an exposee -- each person is acting from sincere emotions and beliefs, however misguided they may appear to most of us. For instance, they reject modern medical care, preferring to rely on the Holy Ghost to heal people.

As in 'Witness' years ago, the cohesion of the group is the predominant factor in all aspects of the lives of its members. The story focuses on the daughter of the charismatic preacher. She is a strong believer, and yet is attracted to a youth who has rejected the religion.

The movie is superbly acted, with Oscar winner Olivia Colman, the always memorable Walton Goggins as the preacher, and Kaitlyn Devers from the TV show 'Justified'.


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