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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

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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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6 December 1992 (Canada)  »

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$204,540 (USA)
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First part of a 2 part made-for-TV movie. Second part titled: The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later. See more »

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[during a drunken party with the other Brothers]
Brother Glackin: I vow and promise to protect every living thing that God has put on this earth. I'll protect *butterflies* and flowers. Children rich and poor. Hmph. I'll even protect CRAB LICE!
[uproarious laughter while Brother MacLaverty leaves in disgust]
Brother Glackin: Any and every living and non-living thing.
[more laughter]
Brother Glackin: I'll protect the bones of dead relatives and the insects that feed on them.
[more uproarious laughter]
Brother Glackin: Ha Ha. I vow. I vow. I VOW! I VOW!
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Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Boys of Sudworth Place (2014) See more »

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" I would tell you the awful Story, but many have said, They Don't believe It "
30 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The 1970 story is true, though the movie begins with a disclaimer, but for those who became victims, it really dates back to Not when it happened, but to the time when the Priests got caught and prosecuted. It took great courage for Director John N. Smith and his producer/writer Sam Grana to direct this deeply emotional and shocking story of prepubescent and preteen boys in an orphanage called "The Boys of St. Vincent. " Equally courageous are Henry Czerny and Johnny Molina who plays Kevin Reevey, the two main stars in this revealing tale. Czerny plays the school's director and main pedophile who hides his duel twisted and perverted nature beneath his Catholic robes. The boys themselves live in abject fear and physical terror of him and the other priests called 'Bros.' Thru daily, nightly and thereafter yearly punishment, the boys suffer dumb anguish as they pray for salvation. In some cases, the boys suffer mental, physical and ritual abuse, together with nightly sexual rape. The movie recreates as much as possible the sufferings of the boys, without becoming lurid. Their tale of woe continues until a police inspector begins to collect verbal and later physical evidence on the boys. However, in 1960-1970, the powerful Catholic Church wields it enormous power to squelch police efforts and bribe, threaten and silence everyone, even the media. The crack in the impregnable religious wall finally gave way to the voracious appetite of the piranha-like Attorneys. They finally were able to subdue the Vatican and force them to pay billions to the victims. This movie is in two parts and the second part is dedicated to the aftermath, 15 years later. As for this film, it is serious to behold and certain to become a milestone for the actors and Director. Well Done. ****


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