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A Twist of Faith (1999)

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Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is consumed by a desire to solve a religiously-fueled crime, but soon the tables turn and he finds himself a target.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monika Stoeks
Beth Smith
Lauren Diewold ...
Shannon Smith
Sean Day Michael ...
Robert Smith
Detective Rourke
Guy Fauchon ...
Detective Samuels
Robin Webb ...
Ben Johnson ...
Micki Maunsell ...
Slum Lord
John Wardlow ...
Father Martin
Harrison Coe ...


Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is one of those investigating the murder of Roman Catholic Father Martin, who was crucified in his own church. Soon, others are also murdered, their dead bodies either hung in crucifixion or laid in such a manner. The detectives realize that they are dealing with a serial killer with a very personal and religious agenda. In the middle of the investigation is powerful publisher Alexander Hunt, a major benefactor to the church who the detectives believe is either the killer or the next victim. Despite being an atheist, Henry believes solving this case will offer some redemption in his own life, one that includes guilt over a recent on the job death of a colleague, dealing with a recovering drug addicted brother, and waiting for the potentially terminal diagnosis of an adolescent daughter. The case takes a turn for Henry when a personal connection to him is identified. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

28 July 1999 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Beyond Redemption  »

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1.33 : 1
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The character, Samuels, is a priest in the movie. In the end credits, his character is listed as Detective Samuels. See more »


Alex Hunt: I used to feel a million things, and now I feel... nothing.
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Written by Sarah Johns and Tim McKenzie
Performed by Sarah Johns
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A very enjoyable film!
7 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on my local cable system under the title of 'Beyond Redemption'. I was searching for new material to watch, since most of the reruns one Saturday morning didn't interest me. I've always been a fan of Andrew McCarthy and Michael Ironside, so I chose this movie. I was pleasantly surprised.

Personally, I enjoyed the film. Rich Roesing, who posted a comment about the film being spoiled for him by seeing scenes from the movie on the back of a video rental box, are well justified. I did not have the disappointment of knowing beforehand anything about the film. This led me to rate the movie higher than the average score listed on the page.

I like suspense movies, and this one was no exception. The movie kept me guessing until the very end. I was surprised by the ending!

The moments of reflection and remembrance of past experiences by the main character during the film only added to the suspense. His reactions to those remembrances gave the film a sense of the humanitarian, yet conflictual, side of police work. The struggle with his faith is also a welcome addition.

If you like suspense films, but also like films that expound on the character's feeling, personal inflection side, this film is for you.

Should you find this movie on your local cable or satellite system's guide, watch it!

However, if you are looking for a rental video, follow Rich Roesing's advice and have someone get the video for you before watching it.

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