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Release Date:
28 January 1987 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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
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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
Pickeron C. Garneau .... wardrobe mistress (as Claire Garneau)
Laval Guy .... dresser
Ellen Lutter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Eric L. Beason .... associate editor
David Finamore .... assistant editor
 
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
Carole Mondello .... location manager
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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A softer, more sensitive Tommy Lee Jones, 27 March 1999
Author: Doctor_Bombay from Lucas Buck, NC

The roll of a rather naïve young priest, with plenty of shy, sex appeal gives Tommy lee Jones an opportunity to flex his acting chops in this made for TV film.

When he comes upon a dying young man, a man who professes his devotion to the church, rather than name his killer, Father Joseph McMahon (Jones) takes upon himself a quest to learn more about the man, and the circumstances surrounding his murder.

This quest opens the priest to a whole new world outside the sheltered existence of his parish. When he meets the slain man's girlfriend (Annette O'Toole), they begin an emotional intertwine.

Fine fare with above average performances and a good cast including David Strathairn, a striking Frances Fisher, M. Emmet Walsh, and Milo O'Shea.

Good, solid, emotional drama.

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