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Heart of the Beholder
Mike and Diane Howard were a typical young couple with dreams of raising a family and starting a business of their own. They opened the first videocassette rental store in St. Louis in 1981. With hard work, their company grew into a multi-million dollar chain of video stores. It was then that the Howards were visited with increasing frequency by a group calling themselves "The Citizens For Decency," who insisted they remove movies from their stores that they felt were "obscene," films such as TAXI DRIVER, AGNES OF GOD and BLAZING SADDLES. When Martin Scorsese's THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST was released on video, the Howards' were the only video stores in St. Louis unafraid to offer the film for rent. The CFD declared war and the Howards received death threats against their daughter. A corrupt prosecuting attorney was in the pocket of the CFD by fear of being exposed for sexual indiscretions. Alleging they had ties to organized crime, the Howards were shunned as social outcasts. Ultimately, they won their case in court, but the negative publicity and legal fees bankrupted their business and destroyed their family. Shortly thereafter, a chance encounter with a woman reveals the truth about the CFD and the attorney and the Howards get their ultimate payback.
Drama / Suspense
107 min
2005
R
Anderson Digital
English
VUDU Community
3.6
Cast & Crew
 
Ken Tipton
Ken Tipton
Director
Matt Letscher
Matt Letscher
Mike Howard
Sarah Joy Brown
Sarah Joy Brown
Diane Howard
John Dye
John Dye
D.A. Eric Manion
Jason Wiles
Jason Wiles
Deetz
Greg Germann
Greg Germann
Bob Harris
Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn
Lt. Larson
Priscilla Barnes
Priscilla Barnes
Miss Olivia
Anne Ramsay
Anne Ramsay
Reeba Hollings
Carrie Armstrong
Carrie Armstrong
Vesta
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mitchell
Lester
Katelin Chesna
Katelin Chesna
Marci
Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz
Molly
Patty McCormack
Patty McCormack
Helen
Conrad Bachmann
Conrad Bachmann
Rudy
Arden Myrin
Arden Myrin
Patty Simpkins
April Barnett
April Barnett
Rhonda
Barbara Allyne Bennet
Barbara Allyne Bennet
Miss Bennet
Susan Johnston
Susan Johnston
Joan
John Prosky
John Prosky
Rev. Matthew Brewer
Arnon Manor
Arnon Manor
Producer