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The Rosary Murders (1987)

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A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Angelini ...
Brainard
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Irene Jimenez
B. Constance Barry ...
Sister Grace
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Pat Lennon
Doris Biscoe ...
Woman Newscaster
Sandy Broad ...
Librarian
Keith Brooks ...
Altar Boy
Bethany Carpenter ...
Nancy Baldwin
Joseph Conrad ...
Schommer
Richard Cottrell ...
Officer Mills
John Danelle ...
Detective Harris
Leila Danette ...
Mrs. Washington
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Father Ted Nabors
Bruce Economou ...
Priest at Party
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Father Skiarski
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Storyline

Life in the Catholic Church of the Holy Redeemer in Detroit is upset by a series of killings whose victims are all priests and nuns. All victims are found with a black rosary in their hands. Father Koesler begins collaborating with the police but soon finds himself in a spot when the killer decides to choose him as confessor. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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priest | nun | rosary | catholic | death | See All (19) »


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9 August 1989 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Confession criminelle  »

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$1,730,337 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Not only are Catholic priests bound by the seal of confession not to reveal who or what people confess, but the seal also forbids them to USE any information heard in the confessional. Thus, in real life Fr. Koesler would have been unable to even investigate the murders on his own. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

IN YOUR EYES
Recorded & Sung by Nancy Wood
Composed by Bobby Laurel
Lyrics by Bobby Laurel & Dennis Leahy
Based on an adaptation of the Third Symphony written by Johannes Brahms
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This film rises above its major flaw.
28 June 1999 | by (Sussex County, NJ) – See all my reviews

The author has relied heavily upon the literary device of COINCIDENCE in constructing his plot; i.e., he expects you to believe that several people living in the same part of the country would have certain proper names. I'd love to explain that in detail, but doing so would ruin part of the ending. Rent this movie and see if you agree. But this flaw will not diminish your enjoyment of the film, as there is enough action to keep the murder mystery fan happy. I was never bored during any of the times I watched this film. I recommend this any day of the week.


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