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The Good Shepherd -- Christian Slater (True Romance, Interview with a Vampire) stars in this psychological drama as a worldly 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.
The Good Shepherd -- 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...


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The truth will test his faith to the limit.
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Christian Slater ... Daniel Clemens

Molly Parker ... Madeline Finney

Stephen Rea ... McCaran

Gordon Pinsent ... Cardinal Ledesna
Nancy Beatty ... Lucy Gallagher
Von Flores ... Father Andrews
Daniel Kash ... Jeffrey Altman

Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Monica
Jordan Hughes ... Cameron
Roman Podhora ... Detective Sherman

Shawn Lawrence ... Bishop Sorano
Colin Glazer ... Monsignor Hummel

Joan Gregson ... Mrs. Donelly

Kyra Harper ... Mrs. Andrews

Duane Murray ... James
Tim Progosh ... Phillip Patterson
Gary Brennan ... Grey Hair
James Dallas Smith ... Eric Halloran
Vanessa MacDonald ... Female Police Officer

Renee Percy ... Godmother

Directed by
Lewin Webb 
Writing credits
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Brad Mirman  written by

Produced by
John Flock .... executive producer
Gary Howsam .... producer
Paul Jennison .... associate producer
Christopher Lambert .... executive producer
Richard Watson .... co-executive producer
Lewin Webb .... co-producer
Original Music by
Gary Koftinoff 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen (director of photography) (as Curtis J. Petersen)
Film Editing by
Nick Rotundo 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Evan Webber 
Set Decoration by
Liesl Deslauriers 
Costume Design by
Diana Irwin 
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... assistant hair stylist (as Jenny Arbour-Fifield)
Jessica Carter .... assistant makeup artist
Traci Loader .... makeup department head
Leanne Morrison .... key hair stylist (as Leanne Morrison-Freed)
Production Management
Kate Harrison .... production supervisor
Lisa Kalushner .... post-production supervisor
Paul Spike Lees .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Jay Hebert .... second assistant director (as John J. Hebert)
Karl Jason .... first assistant director
Andrew McNeill .... trainee assistant director
Barry Newton .... second unit director
Kim Palmen .... trainee assistant director
Effy Papadopoulos .... third assistant director
Curtis Petersen .... second unit director
Art Department
Damian D'Aguilar .... assistant property master
Deirdre Dodds .... lead set decorator
Jennifer Heimpel .... assistant art director
Carl Heinz-Brown .... lead carpenter
Matthew Howlett .... lead set decorator
Jason Lunn .... set dresser
Max MacDonald .... construction coordinator
Max MacDonald .... property master
Liz Parker .... on-set dresser (as Elizabeth Parker)
Stephen Travis .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Kathy Choi .... assistant sound editor
Roderick Deogrades .... foley assistant (as Rod Deogrades)
John Dykstra .... foley engineer
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Barry Gilmore .... adr editor
Janice Ierulli .... dialogue editor
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Tom Kodros)
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Stephen Marian .... sound mixer (as Steve Marian)
Paul McGlashan .... boom operator
Cailey Milito .... foley assistant
Roger Morris .... adr mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Paul Williamson .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Randy Daudlin .... special effects technician
Max Macdonald .... special effects coordinator
Mike Murawsky .... special effects technician
Leigh Bianco .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Wayne Downer .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Begin .... first assistant camera
Gyorgy Darvas .... camera trainee
Filip Dobosz .... second assistant camera
Tyson Erb .... lamp operator
Charles A. Gould .... key grip (as Charles Gould)
Frank Hardin .... generator operator
Ananda Ishiuri .... electrician
Kim Kroonenburg .... camera technician
Ronald Maltais .... best boy electric (as Ron Maltais)
David McNeil .... gaffer (as Dave McNeil)
Barry Newton .... first assistant camera
Barry Newton .... second unit: director of photography
Dana Perry .... key grip
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator (as Curtis J. Petersen)
Carol Racicot .... still photographer
Dave Sansford .... generator operator
Joe Sutor .... electrician
John Tennant .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Jan Harpes .... extras casting
Marjorie Lecker .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Breckenridge .... second wardrobe assistant
Richard Ryder .... assistant wardrobe stylist
Soo Luen Tom .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Peter Cameron .... negative cutter
Joscelyn Goode .... color timer
Chuck Kahn .... first assistant editor
Deanna Strong .... post-production coordinator
Transportation Department
Karl Brown .... transportation
Robert Carter .... driver
Greg McGrath .... transportation captain
Elsa Scruton .... transportation coordinator (as Elsa 'Dee-Dee' Scruton)
Chris Taylor .... driver
Other crew
Aaron Barnett .... electronic press kit
Eric Beldowski .... production coordinator
Rebekah Boisvert .... continuity
Karl Brown .... set mechanic
Pauline Burt .... risk manager
Amanda Cameron .... assistant production coordinator
Judith Cogan-Andrews .... business affairs manager
Phil Delvecchio .... stand-in
Wendy Eaman .... assistant location manager
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Trina Hickey .... associate to producer
Paul Jennison .... production accountant
Filomena Jolic .... production assistant
Diane Kornaros .... post-production accountant
David O'Neill .... location production assistant
Neil Olsen .... first assistant accountant
John Ricci .... security officer
Barbara Sacks .... accountant
Adam Santangelo .... production assistant
Dan Sudek .... stand-in
Richard 'Yawd' Sylvester .... craft service
Charles Taylor .... armorer
Soo Luen Tom .... truck supervisor
Antoinette van Speyk .... script supervisor
Beverly Warren .... unit publicist
Ron White .... production office assistant
Michael Yankovitch .... location manager (as Michael Yankovich)
Igor Zambeli .... location production assistant (as Igor Zambelli)

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Also Known As:
"The Confessor" - USA (DVD title)
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Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and brief drug content
Argentina:90 min | Canada:91 min
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Overcooked shepherd's pie, 8 September 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

For a non-Canadian viewer,the film might seem weird .Their priests do not look like those of their countries,or maybe this is the movie which makes them look like more like yuppies than men of God.It takes a lot of imagination to believe that Christian Slater,Stephen Rea and even poor Von Flores are clergymen.

The movie is actually a whodunit where Slater -who began his career in a monastery (remember "the name of the rose"?)puts on his little act of Hercule Poirot without a mustache .Best performance ,IMHO,comes from Nancy Beatty as the sinister Mrs Gallagher:she particularly shines in the scene where she blames the clergy for their life in luxury.

Like this ...try this.....

Primal fear (Gregory Hoblit) -much better than "shepherd"!-

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