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The Gospel According to Vic (1986)
"Heavenly Pursuits" (original title)

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Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple... See full summary »

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Vic Mathews
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Ruth Chancellor
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Jeff Jeffries
Brian Pettifer ...
Father Cobb
Jennifer Black ...
Sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Anderson ...
Headmaster
Moica Brady ...
Radiologist
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Stevie Deans
Tom Busby ...
Brusse
Juliet Cadzow ...
Woman Teacher
Doreen Cameron ...
Nurse
Robert W. Carr ...
Night Editor
Fiona Chalmers ...
Child in Vic's Class
Margo Croan ...
Woman at Bus Stop
Jake D'Arcy ...
Wee Man in Bar
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Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple to sainthood; Mathews, a non-believer, wishes the school would concentrate on teaching the children. He becomes confused, however, when he is involved in possibly miraculous events himself! Written by George S. Davis

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Somebody Up There Likes Tom Conti
13 January 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Cynical schoolteacher Tom Conti (as Vic Mathews) works at the "Blessed Edith Semple" school in hard-headed Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Conti teaches learning-disabled students, like Ewen Bremner (as Stevie Deans). The boy/girl integrated Catholic school is trying to obtain "Sainthood" from the Vatican for its namesake, who has one documented miracle to her credit; "Edith Semple" cured a girl's blindness. Combed-over Brian Pettifer (as Father Cobb) is trying to find two more miracles in the kind woman's past. Music teacher Helen Mirren (as Ruth Chancellor) shows off her hourglass figure. Although he's not much of a believer, Conti should get ready to reevaluate his belief in miracles - because he's about to unwittingly perform them!

***** Heavenly Pursuits (9/3/87) Charles Gormley ~ Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, Ewen Bremner, David Hayman


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