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The Gospel According to Vic (1986)

Heavenly Pursuits (original title)
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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Credited cast:
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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
Christopher Thomas Bryant ...
Child in Vic's class
Tom Busby ...
Monseigneur 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
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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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13 March 1987 (Ireland)  »

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The Gospel According to Vic  »

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$267,249 (USA)
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Feature film debut of Ewen Bremner. See more »

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Music by Jules Massenet
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1 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vic Mathews (Tom Conti) 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.

This comedy had positive reviews. I suppose I, too, would have to rate it positively. But I was saddened to see it dealt more with this teacher and his students than the idea of faith. The teacher is not a very strong believer, and it would have been good to have more conflict there, and maybe even a little thoughtful debate (without making it heavy and therefore no more a comedy).

For what it is worth, the title "Heavenly Pursuits" is the better title. Now it seems to be going by "Gospel According to Vic", but that is not nearly as clever and should be removed.


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