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Release Date:
25 May 1986 (USA) See more »
A priest is murdered and the suspect is a nun. And it's been rumored that the two of them are having an affair. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.

Timothy Bottoms ... Father Thomas O'Neil

Jon Cypher ... Dr. Peter Lattimore

Michele Greene ... Sister Margaret

James McEachin ... Lt. Ed Brock

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Monsignor Kyser

William Prince ... Archbishop Stefan Corro

Edward Winter ... Jonathan Eastman

Barbara Parkins ... Ellen Cartwright

David Ogden Stiers ... D.A. Michael Reston

Tom Bosley ... Father Chris DeLeon
Arthur Hill ... Thomas Shea
Hagan Beggs ... Richard Logan (as Hagen Beggs)
Donna Cox

Alex Diakun ... Oliver Lane
Dennis Kelli
Jane Mortifee
David Petersen

Marie Stillin

Directed by
Ron Satlof 
Writing credits
Joel Steiger (written by)

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)

Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Jeff Peters .... associate producer
Fred Silverman .... executive producer
Joel Steiger .... supervising producer
Barry Steinberg .... producer
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis 
Cinematography by
Héctor R. Figueroa (director of photography) (as Hector Figueroa)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Kimble 
George Ohanian 
Production Design by
Richard Wilcox 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Costume Design by
Ronn Rynhart 
Makeup Department
Salli Bailey .... hair stylist
Jamie Brown .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Birnie .... executive in charge of production
Grace Gilroy .... production manager
Robert L. Kimble .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Leung .... second assistant director
Sandra Mayo .... third assistant director
Jacques Méthé .... first assistant director
Art Department
Wayne McLaughlin .... property master
Sound Department
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Roger Heman)
Ralph Parker .... production sound mixer
B.T. Sebastian .... supervising re-recording mixer
Tanya Sharp David .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (as William Wistrom)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dillard Brinson .... key grip
Duncan MacGregor .... gaffer
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Peter F. Woeste .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lindsay Walker .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Nolin .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Nell Banks .... assistant editor
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
Earle Herdan .... assistant editor
Regis Kimble .... apprentice editor
Location Management
Janice Frome .... location manager
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
Transportation Department
Jake Callihoo .... transportation coordinator
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Lorraine Baird .... production accountant: (Canada )
Robyn Britton .... production coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... original main title designer
Avi Levy .... production controller
Roberta Slade .... production secretary
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor

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Brazil:100 min | USA:100 min
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Did You Know?

First and only Perry Mason TV movie to have been filmed in Raymond Burr's birth state of British Columbia. With that, it is the second Perry Mason TV movie filmed in Canada; the first and third were filmed in Toronto, Ontario.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A new different he's armed..and still dangerous.., 14 March 2013
Author: Xjayhawker from United States

Some people claim this one isn't up to the series standards..and although I don't know who comes up with the ratings that show up on television..this episode gets 3 out of 4 that makes this one pretty with most Mason movies..this one also has faces that are familiar to most face and voice that always stands out is William Prince who played corruption and evil perfectly in Clint Eastwood's The Gauntlent..and in this he plays above's always been special to look upon the faces of the guilty as they are exposed and this no exception..stunned looks all around..this was still early in Paul Drake juniors turn as in-house Mason detective before he let his hair go from normal to over-the-top..there are enough sub-plots to satisfy and Mason with a gun in his hand is startling and somewhat amusing to see..but back in the 90's the Church was still held in high esteem..but there has always been dealings within the Church that looks better under a rug..swept away and not talked this case an audit uncovers corruption and the guilty must cover up all they are involved in..hence..murder and scape goats..actually a nice entry in the series..

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