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Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

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Credited cast:
Adam ...
Himself
Jeff Anderson ...
Himself
Pope Benedict XVI ...
Himself (archive footage)
Monsignor Cain ...
Himself (archive footage)
Case Degroot ...
Himself
Jane Degroot ...
Herself
Thomas Doyle ...
Himself (as Father Tom Doyle)
Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea ...
Herself - Psychologist (as Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea)
Bill Hodgman ...
Himself - LA Deputy DA
Anne Jyono ...
Herself
Bob Jyono ...
Himself
Maria Jyono ...
Herself
Frank Keating ...
Himself
Roger Mahony ...
Himself (as Cardinal Roger Mahony)
John Manly ...
Himself - Attorney for the Jyonos
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Moving from one parish to another in Northern California during the 1970s, Father Oliver O'Grady quickly won each congregation's trust and respect. Unbeknownst to them, O'Grady was a dangerously active paedophile that Church hierarchy, aware of his predilection, had harbored for over 30 years, allowing him to abuse countless children. Juxtaposing an extended, deeply unsettling interview with O'Grady himself with the tragic stories of his victims, filmmaker Amy Berg bravely exposes the deep corruption of the Catholic Church and the troubled mind of the man they sheltered. Written by Production

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For the victims, there's no such thing as salvation. See more »

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22 February 2007 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Anithikos peirasmos  »

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Opening Weekend:

$15,656 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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$30,577,122 (USA) (8 August 2014)
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Quotes

Bob Jyono: I made up my mind. There is no God. I do not believe in a God, all right? All these rules, everything... they're made up by man, you know?
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Hallelujah
Written by Leonard Cohen, BMI
Courtesy of Sony / ATV Songs LLC, BMI
Performed by Joseph Arthur
Copyright (c) 2006 Joseph Arthur
By Arrangement with 14th Floor Records & Warner Strategic Marketing UK
Copyright (c) 1995 Sony / ATV Songs LLC
Used by permission
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Gripping, Disturbing and Not to be Missed
1 December 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this film is a front-runner for the Oscar for Best Documentary for 2006.

It's absolutely riveting. If you are a fan of "Silence of the Lambs," you should see this because Oliver O'Grady is just as chilling as Hannibal Lecter -- more so because he is real. Filmmaker Amy Berg did a news piece on O'Grady, a Catholic priest who raped dozens -- possibly hundreds -- of children in California. On a whim, she called him in his exile in Ireland and got him to agree to an extensive three day interview. It is a confession unlike any other.

On one level, Deliver Us From Evil is a righteous indictment of the Catholic Church: its inaction, its enabling, its bureaucracy, its male-dominated backwardness.

At the same time, the film is a profile of some incredibly decent people: Catholic parents and children who were victims in this rampage. Their character is inspiring -- their pain is as raw as anything you will ever see on film.

Finally, it's the study about the way a psychopath can play every human emotion to his own advantage.

There is Hell to pay for this man's sins. And some victims are living that hell every day.


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