Bob Minton financed a movie about Scientology called The Profit. He put up $2.5 million for the film and gave the filmmakers complete artistic control of the film. The result was a disaster. And it ruined the friendship of people involved in the film. It was shown for three weeks in Clearwater, Florida in 2001 and then sat on a shelf after that.
Anonymous got a copy of the film and released it on the net. Finally the world got a chance to see it — for a while. Copyright claims had it removed from youTube and Mogulus.
A couple days ago, one of Peter and Patricia’s spokespeople made a post on alt.religion.scientology with some new info about the Profit. Now the info is interesting but it seemed the spokesperson was just as interested in bashing me as he was in sharing the documents. Continue reading “Speaking Freely About The Profit”
I was delighted to discover today that 8 minutes of The Profit have been released on the net. After being suppressed for years people now get a chance to sample the movie. Continue reading “The Profit Revealed”
I recently vacationed in beautiful Clearwater, Florida where I conducted three interviews that will appear in the not too distant future on XENU TV. While there, I stopped by the Clearwater Courthouse and dug up some more documents from the case involving the movie, The Profit. Continue reading “The Profit – Court Documents”
John asked me a question in the last entry about the premiere of “The Profit” in Clearwater.
It had a very successful three week run at the theater and drew attention from the local TV stations.
….I wasn’t being honest about the ineptitude of the film’s production so I sat down and wrote a lengthy review of the movie ….
So, which quote carries more weight ?
Both are correct. There was a great hunger in Clearwater to see someone take on Scientology. Even though the newspaper review was dreadful, people still came out to see the film. Did they like the film? Not that I could tell. Continue reading “The Profit – Public Response”
With renewed interest in the motion picture, “The Profit,” I am getting questions from new visitors to XENU TV about the film. I remained quiet about it until after it opened in Clearwater, Florida back in 2001. I posted what I thought was a fair, constructive review of the movie which did not sit well at all with the makers of the film or those who were in their inner circle. Continue reading “The Profit: A Review”
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: August 24, 2001
The movie played for three weeks at a local Clearwater, Florida movie theater. The Cinema Cafe was a second run movie house where you sat at tables and could order pizza and burgers as you watched the movie. The interest was high on opening weekend, even though the film got scathing reveiws from the St. Petersburg Times.
ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: September 27,2000
Bob Minton funded a movie about Scientology, shot in Tampa, Florida. These local newscasts deal with the production of the film.