10 Movies Banned Because of Religious Groups
9. The Profit
If there’s one golden rule in Hollywood, it’s that you gotta have stones if you’re planning on taking on Scientologists. Much like “that kid” in elementary school, the affluent devotees of L. Ron Hubbard’s fairy tale sci-fi nonsense might believe they’re basically Jedi knights, but in this case delusion doesn’t necessarily equate to weakness. Ever philosophical and level-headed, Scientologists have a good track record of coming down like a ton of bricks on any of the big bad bullies that poke fun at them, even causing the temporary halting of shows as big as South Park. So it’s fair to say budget movie The Profit – a thinly veiled lampoon of religious cults in the same vein as Scientology – didn’t stand a chance. A lawsuit issued by the church led to a court order banning it from distribution, adding truth to that old saying about the nut jobs having the great lawyers.