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Last Rites (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Romance  |  18 November 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Trivia

Donald P. Bellisario:  Man getting out of the taxi cab that Angela and Father Freddie take, about 63 minutes into the movie. 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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Edited into Quantum Leap: Piano Man - November 10, 1985 (1991) 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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Great for NYC grit, unrequited love
15 August 2004 | by (Rockville, Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

Every New York film cannot be a lasting classic. This having been said, Last Rites has been wrongly berated from the outset for having a "corny" and/or predictable plot line. Whether you consider it a church film with mafia overtones or a mafia film with church overtones, Berenger's priest shows subtle vulnerability that escalates to overwhelming vulnerability and you have to be curious as to where it will end. Isn't this the essence of the entertainment -- to hold interest? The plot progression was thoughtful -- and even clever -- enough to catch me off guard enough to retain my curiosity level. Although a true veteran, I could not foresee the ending. Can't some films be for fun? This is one to enjoy: It's a "buddy" movie with a twist.


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