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Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Homer Smith, an unemployed construction worker heading out west, stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict Mother Maria, who believes that Homer has been sent by God to build a much-needed church in the desert... Written by
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The title comes from the Sermon on the Mount. See more »
When Homer returns after his unexplained absence, he turns the car around and overtakes the Mother Superior. From a distance, it is obvious that he overshoots her by about fifteen feet, but the next shot shows he stops with her directly outside his car window. See more »
[one of the nuns has just given Homer his breakfast; one fried egg and a half cup of milk]
That's a Catholic breakfast, ain't it?
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At the end of the film, the word "Amen" is seen, rather than "The End". See more »
Sidney Poitier's portrayal is absolutely outstanding, winning him an Acadamy Award.
A touching film about a handyman who finds himself in a small desert town helping nuns to build their prayed-for chapel. Poitier's performance is incredible which eleavates an average movie to an excellent one. It can be rented but insist on the black and white version. The theme song "AMEN" is delightful and fits the film perfectly.
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