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The Apostate (2000)

Michael Angel (original title)
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, after two gristly murders, the murderer has used the victims' blood to paint the walls by the bodies. An agnostic Jesuit priest, whose brother was the first victim... See full summary »

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Michael Killan
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Uncle Daniel
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Mary (as Bridget Ann White)
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Charlotte
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Father Neil
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Sheila Masters
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Marcos Quintana
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Suzy Q
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Officer Jesus
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Officer Angel
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Brother Juan
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In San Juan, Puerto Rico, after two gristly murders, the murderer has used the victims' blood to paint the walls by the bodies. An agnostic Jesuit priest, whose brother was the first victim, visits the crime scene: look for a talented abstract-expressionist painter who's going through a spiritual crisis and is angry at God, the priest says. The police ask Father Michael to continue to assist them, and he visits Bohemian haunts an artist might frequent. Father Michael's own history unfolds, too: he's a painter, he has an ex-girlfriend in San Juan, and he's attracted to Mary, a life-drawing model. Soon all fingers point to an aging local artist, Lewis Garou. Case closed? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There's something unholy in the way he kills.


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Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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5 September 2000 (USA)  »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)
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References Sister Wendy's Story of Painting (1997) See more »

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Creepy, weird, and beautiful.
25 January 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this movie, and I enjoyed it and would encourage others to see it. In the movie, a priest/artist (Richard Grieco) goes to Puerto Rico after he's found out that his brother who's a gay prostitute was brutally murdered. The movie also stars Dennis Hopper who plays an athiest psycho killer, a role he's all to familiar with. The supporting cast is good not great, but they add to the film nicely. The music that underlays the film is haunting voices, breaths, and church music. This is a great mystery/thriller and it's definitely worth seeing.


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