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This movie is based on actual events, but it says it is not all about one specific incident. It documents St. Vincent's Orphanage in Canada, where many of the boys suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the brothers who run the facility. When the stories are surfaced and a police investigation is begun, religious and political groups work to silence the story to keep it from reaching the public. Written by mike407

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$204,540 (USA)
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Scenes of nude boys taking showers were cut out when the film aired on U.S. TV. See more »

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[after learning that Kevin had gone to the police]
Peter Lavin: Have you seen Kevin?
Boys: No.
Peter Lavin: Lying little thieves! You shall not enter the Kingdom of God! Do you HEAR ME! YOUR PUNISHMENT WILL BE ETERNAL!
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9 out of 10
18 June 2000 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

One of the best TV productions ever made, a brilliant, highly sensitive, absorbing, deeply disturbing, excellently directed and superbly acted drama with a outstanding turn by Henry Czerny in the lead. A modern classic, falls short of masterpiece.


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