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Our Fathers (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 May 2005 (USA)
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A dramatized account of the hidden sexual abuse and scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church, and the characters, events, and policies that brought the abuse and scandal into existence.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mitchell Garabedian
Cardinal Bernard Law
Angelo DeFranco
Mary Ryan
Bishop Murphy
Wilson Rogers Jr.
Wayne Best ...
Father Doyle
Colin Fox ...
Daniel Kibbe
Patrick McSorley
John J. Geoghan
Damien Atkins ...
Young Geoghan
Hugh Thompson ...
Tom Blanchette
Bernie McDaid


In the 1970s and 1980s a scandal was brewing in the Boston diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. Pedophile priests, especially Father John Geoghan, were sexually molesting young boys. Although the Cardinal at the time, Bernard Law, was made aware of the evil acts committed by Geoghan & other priests, he sided with the priests and quietly moved them from one church to the next, and kept the matter a secret from the authorities. Years later, the victims start to come forward, and a lawyer sues Cardinal Law & the diocese for hiding the crimes from the authorities. Cardinal Law arrogantly defends his behavior, and refuses to resign. Meanwhile, Father Geoghan is found guilty and sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Will the Cardinal resign now...or continue to try to hold onto his position? Written by medic249a2

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The catholic church in an age of scandal.



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Rated R for language, including some graphic depictions of sexual abuse | See all certifications »


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21 May 2005 (USA)  »

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CAD 14,340,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Father Dominic Spagnolia: [after he is accused of molestation] I didn't do this! This is horseshit! You know what: Fuck you father! That's right... Fuck you. And a royal fuck you to the man in the red hat.
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19 April 2011 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Our Fathers should have been titled more accurately as The Sins Of Our Fathers. I found this film to be a big let-down. Honesty would have given a more profound look into the lives that were destroyed, as well as the devastated families of those children that were molested and/or brutally raped. Many of these victims remained silent for decades, riddled with guilt and shame ... knowing that they would not be believed if they told the truth about these stereo-typical God-like figures that have always been held in such high regard for their holiness. Most of those that did tell ... they were thrown to the wolves, never to darken their families doorstep again. Many turned to drugs ... to escape the mental torments ... many died during those desperate escapes from reality. Many turned to suicide ... while others turned to everything but God! How could one turn to a being that would allow such evil to occur within a church ... for thousands of years?! The worse of it is that these "Men of God" preyed upon the weakest of our children ... the already abused ... the emotionally disturbed ... the disabled. They also preyed upon those same children that came to them for help ... because they were being horribly abused by another! Because that is what we were taught ... if you are in trouble ... seek out a policeman, better yet ..... a Priest! OMG ... we were so stupid! Give us a more true to life movie about this subject! Show us how these Men Of God bragged about their conquests ... and offered them to other Priests as well. The public deserves to know the whole truth! not just the tamer versions.

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