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The Staircase (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Western  -  12 April 1998 (USA)
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A small chapel's choir loft survives incomplete with no staircase, until one day a mysterious drifter, with a background in carpentry, arrives in town.

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Mother Madalyn
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Joad (as William L. Petersen)
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Sister Margaret
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Mr. Mouly (as Justin Louis)
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Mr. Filger
Anthony Ritter
Jane E. Goold
Boots Southerland
Ben Fuhrman
Peter Quintana
Adan Sanchez
Stephanie Jones
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The sisters of the legendary Loredo Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico have lived for years with an unfinished choir loft, until one day a mysterious drifter (Petersen) arrives in town (just passing through), and is hired by the Reverend Mother (Hersey) to complete the work. Written by peanutlee33

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Warm and insightful characterization of the who Joad was and is.
30 November 2001 | by (Naperville, Illinois (USA)) – See all my reviews

Excellent story with supperb acting by all of the cast. The warmth and insight into who Joad represents moved off of the screen and into the heart of this viewer. The frustration's and tenacity of Mother Madalyn in her quest to do HIS work till her last breath was also done with excellance by Barbara Hershey. The intertwining of the personalities of Joad and Mother Madalyn grew throughout the story line with a breath taking crescendo in the final scene.


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