Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age. Written by
Brooklyn, 1965. For the boys of St. Basil's it's easier to be a sinner than a saint.
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Did You Know?
Actor John Heard
has said of this movie in a 2015 interview with 'The A.V. Club': "I got in trouble on Heaven Help Us
(1985) because of one afternoon when I was sitting there talking to another actor. I think it was Jay Patterson
or somebody. I'm a Catholic, and I still hang around with guys I went to high school with [at Gonzaga College High School]. But I leaned over and I said, "I don't understand: Why in the world would they get a Jew to direct a Catholic boys movie?" And the director-Michael Dinner
I think was his name-was sitting right behind me. [Laughing]. And then it turned out that I'm part Jewish! My grandfather was Jewish. I mean, it may have sounded like I was being anti-Semitic, but I was really just sort of being . . . Catholic boys are kind of vain. They think of themselves of being unique, so why would we want to be directed by a Jewish person? But I probably didn't work again after that for two years or something". See more
When Dunn discovers Boo laying in his bed with all the flowers around her, the position of the baseball cap on the bedpost changes. See more
[Standing in line for confession
Hey, Williams, you got your list?
Let's have a look.
[Reading Williams' list
Jesus! You got here you jerked off 168 times? And it's been one month since your last confession? That's an average of...
5.6 times a day.
Oh, my God, you can't tell him that. He'll cut your balls off.
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