Not so long ago and not so far away....
INTERIOR: Interchurch Center 475 Riverside Drive, New York City -- CONFERENCE ROOM.
Eight AA founders and professional boosters sit around a black conference table. Fresh newcomers stand guard around the room. Father Dowling is speaking.
DOWLING: Until this cult is fully mainstream we are vulnerable. Rational thinkers are too well equipped. They're more dangerous than you realize.
The bitter Dr. Tiebout twists nervously in his chair