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Heaven Help Us (1985)

A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

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Boo (as Jennie Dundas)
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Brother Augustus
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First Man
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Cook
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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If God had wanted them to be angels, He would have given them wings! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Catholic Boys  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This motion picture's opening title card reads: "Brooklyn, 1965". See more »

Goofs

Though set in 1965, a 1967 Pontiac is visible on the street outside the schoolyard. See more »

Quotes

[Dunn leaves the school dance, and comes into Danni's bar, she's not there so he goes into her house, and Danni sees him]
Danni: What the hell are you doing here?
Michael Dunn: The door was open, I was looking for you. I guess I shouldn't have just come in, huh?
Danni: Damn straight you shouldn't have just come in.
Michael Dunn: I'm sorry I just wanted to talk.
Danni: Get out of here, ok!
Michael Dunn: [while leaving] Sorry, I just wanted to dance with you.
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Connections

Features Blue Hawaii (1961) See more »

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Wooly Bully
Written by Domingo Samudio
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
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Underrated
31 October 2001 | by (Cheshire, England) – See all my reviews

This gentle, warm comedy set in a Catholic school in New York in 1965 seems to have been overlooked for a longtime. Maybe it got lost amongst the so called 'Brat Pack' movies of the mid eighties or maybe the name change to 'Catholic Boys' for it's UK release didn't help it's recognition. This is certainly a hidden gem with plenty of funny lines from Rooney (Dillon) and a nice understated romance between Michael (McCarthy) and Danni (Masterson) that doesn't get in the way of the plot.However most terrifying are the Brothers presence and their interpertation of the catholic religion. If their is a longer director's cut I would definatly like to see it on DVD. This film is certainly well worth a look at.


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