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28 January 1987 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Pater Joseph McMahon

Annette O'Toole ... Nana Marie 'Nim' Fitzpatrick

M. Emmet Walsh ... Detective Mulligan

Milo O'Shea ... Monsignor Casey

David Groh ... Michael Drumm
Madeleine Sherwood ... Mrs. Chase
Jean De Baer ... Gene Drumm

David Strathairn ... Stuart Chase

Frances Fisher ... Maureen Phelan
Peter Crombie ... Dan Phelan
Anthony LaGuerre ... Carlos
Sylvia Short ... Miss Lalor

Richard Dumont ... Father Purdy
Andrew Nichols ... Boy in Confession
Joseph Drblik ... Conductor
Mark Kulik ... Boy in Line

Directed by
Jud Taylor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dorothy Salisbury Davis  novel "Where The Dark Streets Go"
Ivan Davis 

Produced by
Bill Brademan .... producer
Wendy Grean .... line producer
Pieter Kroonenburg .... producer
Edwin Self .... producer
Robert C. Thompson .... executive producer
Peter Zinner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Charles Gross 
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn 
Film Editing by
Norman Gay 
Peter Zinner 
Casting by
Phyllis Kasha 
Vince Liebhart 
Production Design by
Jocelyn Joly 
Art Direction by
Susan Kaufman 
Costume Design by
Paul-André Guérin 
Makeup Department
Thomas Booth .... makeup artist (as Tom Booth)
Leslie Fuller .... makeup artist
Jean-Paul .... hair stylist
Bob Pritchett .... hair stylist
Production Management
Michel Chauvin .... unit manager
Wendy Grean .... production manager
Ira Halberstadt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... first assistant director
Tommy Groszman .... second assistant director
David Hood .... first assistant director
Amy Sayres .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joan Brockschmidt .... property master
Jacques Chamberland .... set props
Raymond Dupuis .... assistant production designer
Ronald Fauteux .... property master
Jean-Vincent Fournier .... assistant set props
Diane Gauthier .... set dresser
Simon La Haye .... set dresser (as Simon Lahaie)
Josianne Noreau .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kam Chan .... assistant sound editor
Don Cohen .... sound mixer
Jack Cooley .... sound recording mixer
Ellen Goldsmith .... assistant sound editor
Marshall Grupp .... sound editor
Abe Nejad .... sound editor
Brenda Ray .... boom operator
Ron Yoshida .... sound mixer
Eric Zimmer .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Moses Weitzman .... optical effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Bissonette .... grip
James Boniece .... key grip
Yves Drapeau .... first assistant camera
William Farber .... best boy (as Bill Farber)
Constantine Makris .... camera operator
Nicolas Marion .... second assistant camera
Charlie Marroquin .... key grip
Yves Paquette .... generator operator
Marc Rogers .... gaffer
Jacob Rolling .... key grip
Bert Tougas .... camera operator
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Stephen Wells .... dolly grip
Zachary Winestine .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Rosina Bucci .... casting: Canada
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Garneau .... wardrobe mistress
Laval Guy .... dresser
Ellen Lutter .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Eric L. Beason .... associate editor
David Finamore .... assistant editor
Location Management
Carole Mondello .... location manager
Music Department
Gary Anderson .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator (as Joseph Sanchez)
Other crew
Jean Garcia .... secretary to producer
Melissa Kalbfus .... script supervisor: New York
Jacky Lavoie .... production coordinator
Carol Levine .... assistant to producer
Nancy Partheniou .... production accountant
Gogi Sargeant .... auditor
Victor Skita .... assistant to producer
Jill Sprecher .... production coordinator
Marie Théberge .... continuity
Greg Webb .... title designer
Selma Weitz .... financial executive

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USA:95 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
one of Tommy Lee Jone's finest, 14 April 2001
Author: Rosie Millar from UK

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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