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deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm′, -grəm)
tr.v. depro·grammed, depro·gramming, depro·grams or depro·gramed or depro·graming
To counteract or try to counteract the effect of an indoctrination, especially a religious or cult indoctrination.

de·pro′gram′mer n.

deprogram

(dē-prō′grăm)
To free an individual from some mentally harmful cult, religion, or political belief system.
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However, Ruth is neither a clueless victim of Eastern cults nor a willing client for Harvey Keitel's macho, ultra-rationalist deprogrammer PJ Waters.
Thomson, as the deprogrammer. Nobody knew what to make of Ticket, and it's now a cult movie classic, which I guess makes it a cult-cult film.
Waters (Harvey Keitel), the cult deprogrammer who attempts to wrest Ruth's soul from an Indian guru under whose sway she has fallen.
She believes she has found enlightenment, but her family don't see it that way and so send in a "deprogrammer" (Keitel) to "rescue" their daughter.
They manage to trick her into coming home just long enough for them to employ the services of "cult deprogrammer" PJ Walters (Harvey Keitel).
Her frantic mother tricks her into returning home and engages PJ (Harvey Keitel), a cult deprogrammer. Sense, however, is not one of Holy Smoke's strong points.
He struggles not to lump her in with other gurus as the relationship grows, and wards off the warnings of cult deprogrammer Dr.
Her family eventually hires a medieval form of "deprogrammer," who manages to break Christine's leg in the process of capturing her.
Conservatorships are frequently granted in hearings in the judge's chambers from which the potential conservative and his legal representative are excluded; the Vermont senate passed a bill empowering judges to issue conservatorships without adversary hearings.(18) Deprogrammer Ted Patrick gleefully recounts many instances in which police, after being appealed to by adult victims of kidnapping and enforced detention, not only turned a blind eye, but actually helped the deprogrammers.(19)
One of the experts relied upon in the Island Pond case was Rick Ross, professional deprogrammer and self-proclaimed anti-cultist.