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The Gospel According to Vic (1986)

Heavenly Pursuits (original title)
Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Gormley

Writer:

Charles Gormley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Conti ... Vic Mathews
Helen Mirren ... Ruth Chancellor
David Hayman ... Jeff Jeffries
Brian Pettifer ... Father Cobb
Jennifer Black Jennifer Black ... Sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Headmaster
Moica Brady Moica Brady ... Radiologist
Ewen Bremner ... Stevie Deans
Christopher Thomas Bryant Christopher Thomas Bryant ... Child in Vic's class
Tom Busby ... Monseigneur Brusse
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ... Woman Teacher
Doreen Cameron Doreen Cameron ... Nurse
Robert W. Carr Robert W. Carr ... Night Editor
Fiona Chalmers Fiona Chalmers ... Child in Vic's Class
Margo Croan Margo Croan ... Woman at Bus Stop
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Storyline

Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple to sainthood; Mathews, a non-believer, wishes the school would concentrate on teaching the children. He becomes confused, however, when he is involved in possibly miraculous events himself! Written by George S. Davis

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gospel According to Vic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,680, 19 October 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$267,249
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Ewen Bremner. See more »

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Manon
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Music by Jules Massenet
Arranged by John Barbirolli
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Somebody Up There Likes Tom Conti
13 January 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Cynical schoolteacher Tom Conti (as Vic Mathews) works at the "Blessed Edith Semple" school in hard-headed Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Conti teaches learning-disabled students, like Ewen Bremner (as Stevie Deans). The boy/girl integrated Catholic school is trying to obtain "Sainthood" from the Vatican for its namesake, who has one documented miracle to her credit; "Edith Semple" cured a girl's blindness. Combed-over Brian Pettifer (as Father Cobb) is trying to find two more miracles in the kind woman's past. Music teacher Helen Mirren (as Ruth Chancellor) shows off her hourglass figure. Although he's not much of a believer, Conti should get ready to reevaluate his belief in miracles - because he's about to unwittingly perform them!

***** Heavenly Pursuits (9/3/87) Charles Gormley ~ Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, Ewen Bremner, David Hayman


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