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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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one of Tommy Lee Jone's finest
14 April 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

this is one of the most charming movies I've seen, but also with moments of drama, comedy and just all round good feeling. Tommy Lee Jones is excellent as always, and Annette O'Toole is wonderful as the girlfriend of the murder victim, and also Mr Jones's character's subsequent love interest. It is genuinely warm and moving without being too sweet or sickly as some love stories are. Mr Jones is a wonderful actor and this gives him yet another chance to shine as a priest torn between his duty to his calling and the woman he has come to love. Well worth a watch.

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