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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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Cast

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Vic Mathews
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Ruth Chancellor
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Jeff Jeffries
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Father Cobb
Jennifer Black ...
Sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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Written by Dave Anderson and David McLennan
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Sweet and small-scale but worth a view
19 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A sweet, small-scale movie, rarely shown and only available in a deleted full screen PAL VHS edition at present, this film was screened on Scottish TV on 19 April 2009 in widescreen. It's quite grainy and the sound isn't exactly DTS quality but the story's good and the performances are universally good. It's Conti's film and his acting is almost invisible - I hope that's a compliment - whilst Mirren is an excellent foil to him; their relationship is not uncomplicated and consequently very real. Glasgow is shown in its all its pre "...Miles Better" glory with tower blocks and grime to the fore with a 14 year old Ewen Bremner in a key role as underachiever Stevie Deans. A sad sign of our times is that the innocent and friendly physical contact between teacher and pupil seen in 1986 would no longer be tolerated in 2009. Has Blessed Edith Semple School been granted its longed-for miracles or is Vic simply a great teacher triumphing in difficult circumstances? You decide.


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