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The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofia Polanska ...
Young Helena
Pavol Simon ...
Helena's Father
Ivan Lukac ...
Young Priest
Patrik Minar ...
Young German Soldier
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John Leone
Kenny Robinson ...
Front Desk Manager
Rony Clanton ...
Higgins
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Frank Shore
Angela Fusco ...
Charity Woman
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Bishop Cahill
Susan Henley ...
Sister Margaret
Ken James ...
Father Paul Panak
Jade Smith ...
Young Maria
Monique Mojica ...
Sister Mary Catherine
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Brother Gregory
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The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some language, sex-related and violent images, and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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20 April 2000 (Singapore)  »

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El tercer milagro  »

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$29,459 (USA) (31 December 1999)

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$736,592 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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The German expression "dummes Zeug", uttered by archbishop Werner during the tribunal, means "rubbish". See more »

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At one point when Frank is reviewing the video of Helen and the children by himself, the children are playing ring-around-the-rosy and Helen is bending down in the middle of them. The shot then fades to a face forward close up shot of Helen just standing there looking at something, but the children are still singing/playing ring-around-the-rosy See more »

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Beautiful and haunting
9 February 2008 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Being a non-Catholic and an atheist, I was wary of this film. I needn't have been. The church and its trappings are just a backdrop to a powerful and haunting story of human relationships. Although the idea of debunking miracles is an engaging backstory, this film is really character-driven. Ed Harris and Ann Heche are spectacular, and so are many of the supporting cast. The final scene and the enigma of the "third miracle" is just part of what makes this film so special. It's also nice to see that the F/X budget was kept to a minimum although the potential was there to overwhelm the acting. If you need car chases, spinning heads and projectile vomiting, this isn't the film for you. But if you can make do with 3-dimensional characters, lots of tension and an intriguing premise, this film will more than satisfy you. The only caution would be: Catholics beware. The Church comes across as far from infallible.


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