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Forgive Me Father (2001)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  10 May 2002 (Canada)
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"Forgive Me Father" tells the story of Virgil Garrett, an intensely frightening, yet strangely sympathetic and sublime character. Garrett was once a ruthless and feared hit man for ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Virgil Garrett
Rich Komenich ...
Izzy Goldman
Frank Ransom
Chris Elbert ...
Tony Ransom
Jeff Bass ...
Mike Ransom
Alexander Hill ...
Clarence Garrett
Jack Rooney ...
George Haney
Rebecca O'Gorman ...
Lt. Lena Sohms
Stephen Jon Cohen ...
Detective Gil Lansing
John E. Blazier ...
Father Allston
Brad Griffiths ...
Detective Jacobs
Derrick Perkins ...
Nigerian Leader
K.A. Killebrew ...
Nigerian #1
Nigerian #2
James Penn ...
Nigerian #3


"Forgive Me Father" tells the story of Virgil Garrett, an intensely frightening, yet strangely sympathetic and sublime character. Garrett was once a ruthless and feared hit man for organized crime boss, Frank Ransom (played by Charles Napier), until he faked his own death, to get out of the "business". Unbeknownst to almost everyone, Virgil Garrett has spent the past twelve years living and working in Canada as a Roman Catholic priest. Now, a mysterious message brings Garrett back from the "dead", like a dragon woken from a long sleep. He learns that his brother Clarence (played by Alexander Hill), has been senselessly murdered, gunned down by Frank Ransom's cocksure son, Tony (played by Chris Elbert), and four of his criminal cohorts. Garrett now makes a transformation and returns to his old ways, but with a different purpose. He is now the personification of retribution with a Bible in his hand and a divine wrath in his heart. Caught up in Garrett's reprisal are three figures from ... Written by The Myriad Entertainment Group, LLC

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It's time to meet your Maker... and the ultimate instrument of judgment!

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, and for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »


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10 May 2002 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

On Fire  »

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Box Office

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$3,642 (USA) (26 January 2001)


$3,642 (USA) (26 January 2001)

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On the day Mother Teresa died, filming was scheduled in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana. When the news of her passing was heard, production halted for that day. See more »


Father Virgil Garrett: Mrs. Marshall, I want to know where your husband is, and it is important you understand that if you don't tell me, I will kill you, I will kill your dog, I will kill your children.
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Adagio for Organ and Strings
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10 May 2008 | by (bacon) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie in the $1 bin at Walmart because I thought it was called "IVAN ROGERS IS ON FIRE" and it made me laugh. Then I found out it was just called "ON FIRE" starring Ivan Rogers. Well anyway I popped it in and started to watch it and actually kinda got into it. I mean the story isn't original or anything but for some reason I watched all of it which I didn't expect to do (since I bought it for the title). But is it a good movie? Well.....lets take a look.

The movie suffers from 3 main problems:

#1. The acting ranges from awful to over the top with the exception of a few. #2. The movie has things in it that I am sure sounded cool on paper....but they are not when you see them I.E. every time Rogers kills someone the light shines on just his eyes. #3. Too many drawn out scenes. The movie clocks in at about 2 hours and 10 minutes....there is also a 2 minute scene of him feeling a joke....just him....feeling a gun and there are a few more scenes like that to.

However, that said, I have seen much much worse movies in which I payed over 1 dollar for so in that respect...I will give ON FIRE a solid "C". Not really that bad or good, but somewhat entertaining.

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