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Last Rites (1988)

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Father Michael Pace
Daphne Zuniga ... Angela
Chick Vennera ... Nuzo
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Zena
Dane Clark ... Don Carlo
Paul Dooley ... Father Freddie
Vassili Lambrinos Vassili Lambrinos ... Tío
Adrian Paul ... Tony
Deborah Pratt ... Robin Dwyer
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Lt. Jericho (as Tony Di Benedetto)
Christine Poor Christine Poor ... Teri
Al Rodrigo ... Luis De Vega (as Al Rodriguez)
Jack Hallett Jack Hallett ... Officer Reardon
Louis Gigante Louis Gigante ... Bishop Frascati (as Father Louis Gigante)
Ibi Kaufman Ibi Kaufman ... Theresa
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Storyline

After witnessing her lover, Gino being murdered by his jealous wife, Zena, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested.

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God help Father Michael Pace. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Rites See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$426,965
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donald P. Bellisario: Man getting out of the taxi cab that Angela and Father Freddie take, about 63 minutes into the movie. See more »

Goofs

Gun used at the beginning by Zena ('Anne Twomey') to gun down her husband Geno (Roberto Corbo) has a silencer on it, but the gunshots are not silenced - in fact they are loud like normal gunshots. See more »


Soundtracks

ALL OF MY LIFE
Music by Bruce Broughton
Lyrics by Deborah Pratt
Performed by Deborah Pratt
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One of Berringer's best
29 January 2003 | by Bear-60See all my reviews

This flick is full of surprises, from beginning to end. Colorful location shots. Extremely sensual. Good plot. Better-than-average dialog. Excellent acting, directing, photography, editing. A real story, not just a movie created to show what some computer whiz kid can do with special effects.

LAST RITES is a hard movie to find in the rental stores, but well worth the effort. Apparently some group (!) has tried to keep it off the shelves because of the content. Don't let someone censor your viewing--rent or buy this movie and judge for yourself.


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