Broken Vows (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  28 January 1987 (USA)
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A ghetto priest has doubts about his calling and when he gives the last rites to a murder victim, he decides to help the man's girlfriend find his killers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pater Joseph McMahon
Nana Marie 'Nim' Fitzpatrick
Detective Mulligan
Monsignor Casey
David Groh ...
Michael Drumm
Madeleine Sherwood ...
Mrs. Chase
Jean De Baer ...
Gene Drumm
Stuart Chase
Maureen Phelan
Peter Crombie ...
Dan Phelan
Anthony LaGuerre ...
Sylvia Short ...
Miss Lalor
Father Purdy
Andrew Nichols ...
Boy in Confession
Joseph Drblik ...


When Father Joseph Hennessey visits the home of one of his parishioners to offer last rights,he becomes embroiled in a plot which ultimately shakes his faith to its very foundation. Intrigued by the dying man's mention of "Nim," and fascinated by the man's saintly demeanor, Father Joseph's curiosity is redoubled when a beautiful young woman enters his church to question the young priest about the deceased man. Father Joseph and the woman, whom he discovers to be the "Nim" in question, embark upon an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man's death. They discover that the man was clearly murdered, that he was a celebrated artist, that he had several aliases, and that his work was particularly revered by two shady gallery owners. However, more shocking than any of the revelations is the discovery that the young woman and Father Joseph are falling in love. Father Joseph's commitment to his church has always been unflagging. He is now thrown into a crisis of faith, ... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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28 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Almas perdidas  »

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a film for television on a wet Sunday afternoon
20 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

usual TV fare really, and made in 1986 it has an awful array of big shouldered clothes that poor annette o'toole had to wear (that red coat is absolutely dire and the poor actress who played maureen has probably tried to burn every copy of the film in existence. not that i'm shallow of course... ). it was watchable because tommy lee jones is always watchable and the growing spark between him and annette o'toole's character was charismatic. the other actors were OK too but not a film i will keep to watch again because though it tries hard to be interesting something about it is irredeemably naff and lacking in any real style or substance

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