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Shattered Vows (1984)

At the age of 16 Mary becomes a nun. But she never gets used to the strict rules of her new life and when she falls in love with Father Tim, she wants to withdraw her vow.

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Jack Bender

Writers:

Audrey Davis Levin (teleplay), Mary Gilligan Wong (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Bertinelli ... Mary Gilligan
David Morse ... Father Tim
Caroline McWilliams ... Sister Agnes
Tom Parsekian Tom Parsekian ... Rick
Millie Perkins ... Mrs. Gilligan
Leslie Ackerman ... Bonnie
Lisa Jane Persky ... Cathy
Elayne Heilveil ... Sister Miriam Rose
Ben Powers ... Tod
Patricia Neal ... Sister Carmelita
Matt Adler ... Pat
Joseph Battaglio Joseph Battaglio ... Priest (as Father Joseph Battaglio)
Susan Rinell ... Anita (as Susan Blackstone)
Robert Alan Browne ... Mr. Gilligan
Robert Clotworthy ... Mark
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At the age of 16 Mary becomes a nun. But she never gets used to the strict rules of her new life and when she falls in love with Father Tim, she wants to withdraw her vow. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ainsi soit-il! See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Father Tim welcomes Sister Mary to New York, there are tall palm trees in the background. There are no palm trees in New York. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gilligan: [after saying goodbye to Mary] She's in your hands now.
Sister Agnes: No! She's in god's hands.
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Valerie Bertinelli shows us the life of Sister Mary.
7 June 2003 | by StanbabeSee all my reviews

Valerie Bertinelli once again.Gives us her best in this tv movie drama.Which is based on the story of former nun:Sister Mary Gilligan.Mary Gilligan(Bertinelli)completes high school and believes that she has received the call to serve God.She enters an abbey.Where her aunt is one of the sisters.She trains for the noviciate.But she has trouble adapting to the ridgid lifestyles of the church.Eventually she becomes aware of the second vatican and she tries to fall in love with a young priest.She also trains to become an psychologist.But her love for "Father Tim"is rejected.Due to the fact that the father is not willing to jeopardizes his career in the church and he is forced to leave her.She does become a successful dr.of psychology and she leaves NYC for Southern Ca.Where she creates a successful medical practice and she meets her future husband.The story is interesting and the performances from most of the cast is good.The only damper is the love story between Ms.Bertinelli and the young actor playing the priest.Their romance is unconvincing and after a while becomes a bore.Despite this flaw."Shattered Vows"is a wonderful dramatic tale.


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