Split Image is a 1982 film that tells the story of an all-American college athlete who becomes involved in a youth-oriented cult, and his family's struggle to bring him home. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, and starring Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, James Woods, Elizabeth Ashley, Brian Dennehy and Ronnie Scribner.
Danny Stetson (Michael O'Keefe) is a clean-cut, all-American college student and gymnast with dreams of Olympic gold when he's lured into "Homeland," a youth-oriented religious commune, by a compellingly beautiful girl, Rebecca (Karen Allen). Here he is programmed by the charismatic leader, Neil Kirklander (Peter Fonda), to believe that his new life now has the true meaning that it previously lacked.
Anguished by their son's disappearance, Danny's parents (Elizabeth Ashley and Brian Dennehy), hire a modern-day bounty hunter, Charles Pratt (James Woods), to abduct Danny and exorcise his brainwashed mind, but the psychological change could be traumatizing.