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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 ...
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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)  »

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Anithikos peirasmos  »

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

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$30,577,122 (USA) (8 August 2014)
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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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Excellent eye-opening documentary
3 November 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

I am sure many will never take the opportunity to see this film thinking it biased toward the church. Although it will be a painful experience for devoted catholics it is mandatory that they be aware of the deception of their prelates in the cover-up of clergy sexual abuse. The intransigence of the hierarchy is detailed and horrifying. Its machinations to cover up the crimes against the children who they had an obligation to protect and nourish would be loathsome enough in secular society but they are an abomination in the church. There are a few voices that are trying to stimulate reform in the church but the outlook is grim.


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