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The Good Shepherd (2004)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  21 March 2006 (USA)
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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Clemens
Madeline Finney
Cardinal Ledesna
Nancy Beatty ...
Lucy Gallagher
Von Flores ...
Father Andrews
Jeffrey Altman
Jordan Hughes ...
Roman Podhora ...
Detective Sherman
Bishop Sorano
Colin Glazer ...
Monsignor Hummel
Mrs. Donelly
Mrs. Andrews


CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is also his former sweetheart... Written by Peace Arch Films

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The truth will test his faith to the limit.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and brief drug content | See all certifications »




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21 March 2006 (USA)  »

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The Confessor  »

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Some more research would have been nice ..
5 January 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The story in itself was quite interesting, but I ran into something that happens too often. So many times when I know more than average about the situation/background of the story of a movie, I see loads of mistakes. Same here. I'm a catholic and found the mistakes regarding a.o. the Mass annoying. It is possible to say 'let us pray' directly after sermon (in week Masses), but then the priest won't continue to the creed, as he did in the movie (and as happens on Sundays and holidays). And the creed is said together, not only by the priest. Later on, things got worse. The priest entered the church, kneeled, and kissed the altar (all of this is indeed what happens in the beginning of Mass) and then ... he stepped away from the altar (huh?) and continued with 'let us pray' and the our father! LOL, he just skipped 2/3rd of the Mass ;-) And also the our father is prayed aloud by the entire congregation. There was much more to comment on, but 'nuf said about this topic: they should have done their research more thoroughly. Asking some catholics, going to Mass a few times themselves, or just looking in Wikipedia would have done the trick.

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