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Last Rites (1988)

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Father Michael Pace
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Angela
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Nuzo
Anne Twomey ...
Zena
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Don Carlo
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Father Freddie
Vassili Lambrinos ...
Tío
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Tony
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Robin Dwyer
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Lt. Jericho (as Tony Di Benedetto)
Christine Poor ...
Teri
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Luis De Vega (as Al Rodriguez)
Jack Hallett ...
Officer Reardon
Louis Gigante ...
Bishop Frascati (as Father Louis Gigante)
Ibi Kaufman ...
Theresa
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A New York priest with blood ties to the Mafia uses the auspices of the Church to protect the mistress of a murdered Mafia Don--who is being hunted by hitmen in the employ of her lover's widow. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Passion. Betrayal. Revenge. See more »


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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ritual de Sangue  »

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$426,965 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Donald P. Bellisario's only film for cinemas. See more »

Goofs

Gun used at the beginning by Zena ('Anne Twomey') to gun down her husband Geno (Roberto Corbo) has a silencer on it, but the gunshots are not silenced - in fact they are loud like normal gunshots. See more »


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ALL OF MY LIFE
Music by Bruce Broughton
Lyrics by Deborah Pratt
Performed by Deborah Pratt
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Offensive for all the wrong reasons
30 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You would think that with the mob, the Catholic church, machine guns, hookers, hit men (and women), full-frontal nudity, screaming inside a church, the lead actress crying that "I'm a whore!", a stuttering priest and a uniformly attractive cast that there'd be a reason to get excited about this thing. Alas, you'll only be disappointed unless, like me, you want to see it because you've heard only bad.

Although it's shot in a made-for-TV style, there a couple of interesting camera shots (set in Mexico) and even a moment or two where there's promise of the story kicking in. Unfortunately, after the first ten minutes or so it's too late to recover.

Poorly written, poorly acted, poorly conceived. If it had been just a little worse, it could actually be good. Otherwise, you can find a better way to spend a couple hours of your life.


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