This film depicts the. Life of Saint John Bosco (1815 _ 1888). He dedicated his life to rescuing abandoned and exploited street children in Turin. He was the founder of the Salesian order, ... See full summary »

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Lina
Karl Zinny ...
Giuseppe
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Mons. Gastaldi
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Lina's mother
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Leone XIII (as Philippe Leroy)
Raymond Pellegrin ...
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Pier Luigi Misasi ...
Don Cagliero / Don Provera
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Michele Cavour
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Don Borel
Aldo E. Castellani ...
Aldo, the little cobbler
Silvano Tranquilli
Egidio Termine
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This film depicts the. Life of Saint John Bosco (1815 _ 1888). He dedicated his life to rescuing abandoned and exploited street children in Turin. He was the founder of the Salesian order, which today runs schools and vocational centres about the world. Ben Gazzara stars as Don Bosco, as he strives against official obstruction in Church and State to establish his refuges. Escaping an assassination attempt, he goes to Rome,, where the Pope endorses his work. He dies with his work complete. Patsy Kensit stars as a young woman who marries a young man rescued by Bosco after several reversals.

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30 September 1988 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Don Bosco - Az ifjúság atyja és mestere  »

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After Pope John Paul II saw the film, he asked to meet Patsy Kensit. See more »

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