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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mother Madalyn
Sister Margaret
Mr. Mouly (as Justin Louis)
Simon Filger
Paul Robert Langdon ...
Anthony Ritter ...
Mr. Prewitt
Geronimo (as Rodney Grant)
Jane E. Goold ...
Sister Florian (as Jane Goold)
Boots Southerland ...
Deputy Carlson
Ben Fuhrman ...
Wagon Driver
Peter Quintana ...
Dr. Guerra
Adan Sanchez ...


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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12 April 1998 (USA)  »

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excellent movie!
31 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am from Texas and my family vacationed a couple of years ago to Sante Fe with my brother. He suggested we go to see the church with the staircase. I was absolutely blown away by the miracles that took place there. The movie is great - Barbara Hershey and William Petersen were perfect for the parts they played. It is amazing, absolutely amazing. If you have not seen the staircase in person, it is worth the trip to go see it. The wood is beautiful and the architecture is astounding. Just being in the chapel gives me goose bumps! To read about the history of the chapel, and then to see its beauty is breathtaking. See the movie - it is GREAT! Then see the staircase in person!

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