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Diary of a City Priest (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | 19 January 2001 (USA)
David Morse plays Father John McNamee, a catholic priest who accepts a position at an inner-city church. The film begins with Father McNamee as he starts his new job and follows the priest ... See full summary »

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Father John McNamee
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Father Dave Hagan
Philip Goodwin ...
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St. Malachy
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Sister Mary
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Ivey
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Christopher Kadish
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David Morse plays Father John McNamee, a catholic priest who accepts a position at an inner-city church. The film begins with Father McNamee as he starts his new job and follows the priest through his struggles in adapting to his new surroundings. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the only true struggle is the one within.

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An Awful Adaption of a Great Book
22 May 2003 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This short film is an awful adaption of Father John MacNamee's excellent non-fiction book, Diary of a City Priest. In the film, Father MacNamee is shown conversing with various saints who appear to him in visions, making him seem like a schizophrenic, which he is not. Furthermore, the film ignores Father MacNamee's struggles with the Catholic Church, including his refusal to serve as a strike breaker during a Catholic School teachers' strike, a decision which resulted in his being exiled from the Cathedral where he worked to an inner city parish. Do yourself a favor, read the book, ignore the movie.


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