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The Good Shepherd (2004)

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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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Lewin Webb

Writer:

Brad Mirman
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Daniel Clemens
Molly Parker ... Madeline Finney
Stephen Rea ... McCaran
Gordon Pinsent ... Cardinal Ledesna
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Lucy Gallagher
Von Flores ... Father Andrews
Daniel Kash ... Jeffrey Altman
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Monica
Jordan Hughes 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
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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 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.

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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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Well acted piece that focuses on what is valuable in life
29 June 2013 | by wsheridan21See all my reviews

Well acted piece that is driven by dialogue, as opposed to action. The other reviews miss the point. Behind the loosely constructed mystery lie question of what it means to lead a worthwhile life. An urbane priest is confronted with the resolve of another priest to preserve to the death the penitent's relationship with god in the confessional. He is a true believer and soldier of Christ.

The urbane priest's deep Christian convictions slowly drag him back to his original priestly calling. This journey is made in a very modern believable way, simply and as a matter of fact

Christian Slater's understated acting is magnificent. Each line delivered realistically while accentuating the emotion behind each line.

A low budget gem of a movie.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2007 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

The Confessor See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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