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A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.

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Arthur Sailes must have the courage to marry his beloved Ben Sheets and stand against the obstacles that face him. His brother, Victor, a devout Christian, plans to get himself reinstated into the church after they throw him out because his brother, Arthur, is gay. Written by Sam Mraovich

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Love calms the soul...and so does revenge.


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Sam Mraovich is credited 20 times in the movie: 11 during the opening titles and 9 during the end credits. See more »

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Neither Catholicism or any other mainstream branch of Christianity teaches that murdering a sinner absolves them of their sins and permits them to enter Heaven, as Victor repeatedly claims and which Father Rabin appears to endorse. See more »

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Priest: May I have the rings?
Ben Sheets: [Both Ben and Arthur feel inside their coat pockets] I don't have the rings. Do you have the rings?
Arthur Sailes: No, no. No, I don't have the rings.
Priest: May I please have the rings?
Arthur Sailes: Ah, geee...
Ben Sheets: I don't have, I don't have a ring. Can we do this without a ring?
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What a waste!
6 January 2006 | by (houston, texas) – See all my reviews

A blank videotape these days can be had for 99 cents. This film was shot on videotape, and believe me, it was 99 cents wasted. The film is ineptly written, ineptly directed, ineptly acted, and ineptly designed. The same folding table shows up in several of the interiors, indicating that the Mraovich family (whose names are all over this venture) must not own much furniture. The priest's inner sanctum set looks like painted cardboard, and features the ever present folding table.

With a story that wants to be earnest, the director created a slow-moving, poorly acted melodrama. Plot "twists" make no sense (why murder the never-before-or-after-seen secretary?) And if someone takes a bullet in the shoulder, shouldn't there be a wound or some blood at least?

I found myself thinking that someone said, "Hey, I got this video camera at the Goodwill store. Let's make a movie!" How did this make it to the DVD market?


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