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Man's film a veiled look at Scientology

Title: Man's film a veiled look at Scientology
Date: Thursday, 2 August 2001
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley
Main source: sptimes.com

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A 20-year former Scientologist who now calls it a cult has created a work of fiction that closely resembles the Clearwater group. It's a movie about cults based on fictional characters, says the director. But it's hard to miss the inspiration behind The Profit. The main character is a science-fiction writer who founds a religion. Get it? The leader starts the Church of Scientific Spiritualism. His name: L. Conrad Powers. The full-length feature film was written and directed by Peter Alexander, ... [Read the rest at sptimes.com]