MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,717 this week

Mass Appeal (1984)

 -  Drama  -  14 December 1984 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 738 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 3 critic

A popular Connecticut priest shields a seminary rebel from the wrath of a stern monsignor.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 415 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 420 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1016 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 2152 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 52 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mass Appeal" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mass Appeal (1984)

Mass Appeal (1984) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mass Appeal.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kotch (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Joseph Kotcher, a retired traveling salesman, lives with his son Gerald and daughter-in-law Wilma in Los Angeles. He dotes upon his young grandson Duncan irritating high-strung Wilma to the... See full summary »

Director: Jack Lemmon
Stars: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Matthau
Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire
Buddy Buddy (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Walter Matthau plays a professional killer going by the name of Trabucco, who is on his way to rub out gangster Rudy "Disco" Gambola, set to testify against the mob. As Trabucco heads off ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss
Luv (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge. His friend decides that Harry is the man to take his ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Elaine May
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman
Missing (1982)
Drama | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Private Hogan must raise his ability to scheme and plot to a new level to put on a madcap dance to celebrate the closing of an Army surgical hospital in post WWII France while evading the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Kathryn Grant
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Miller
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin
Phffft (1954)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie Nelson while she looks to her interfering mother for guidance. Both start dating ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A day in the life of a dysfunctional family controlled by their addictions.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Peter Gallagher, Jack Lemmon, Bethel Leslie
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Mark Dolson
...
Monsignor Thomas Burke
Louise Latham ...
Margaret
...
Mrs. Hart
Helene Heigh ...
Mrs. Hart's mother
...
Marion Hart
James Ray ...
Father De Nicola
Lois De Banzie ...
Mrs. Dolson
...
Liz Dolson
...
Mr. Dolson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John C. Becher ...
Mr. Jennings
Allison Caine ...
Additional Voice
Christopher Carroll ...
Salvatore Fitzgerald
John Devlin ...
Choir Leader
Edit

Storyline

A popular Connecticut priest shields a seminary rebel from the wrath of a stern monsignor.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Somewhere between laughter and tears, they found something to believe in.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo en que creer  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture finished filming around August 1984. It debuted stateside about two-three months later around November/December 1984. See more »

Quotes

Father Tim Farley: You're a lunatic! And Christ NEEDS lunatics. But the trouble with lunatics is, they don't know how to survive.
See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why the disciples were sent out in twos
12 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mark Dolson is an eager Catholic seminarian who throws himself-- body, mind, and emotion-- fully into everything he does. Father Tim Farley has fallen into a comfortable rut in his suburban parish, where he is loved and valued precisely because he doesn't make waves. Mark torments his teachers with unanswerable questions and unending intellectual debate. Father Farley relies on practiced clichés and vanilla humor to fill the air during the sermon slot of his morning services. When no other priest will take Mark on as a parish intern, the bishop gives him to Father Farley.

The pairing of Zeljko Ivanek and Jack Lemmon is perfect in this character-driven film. The characters are multi-layered, and the issues they wrestle with are as pertinent now as they were in 1984.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A great surprise veronicalodge71
Discuss Mass Appeal (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?