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Dangerous Persuasions

2015TV-14
Following extraordinary and terrifyingly true tales of psychological manipulation, Dangerous Persuasions explores everyday people who were brainwashed into making remarkable sacrifices and committing unthinkable acts in the process.
Starring
Louise Norman
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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