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Judgment (1990)

Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.

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Tom Topor

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Tom Topor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Carradine ... Pete Guitry
Blythe Danner ... Emmeline Guitry
Jack Warden ... Claude Fortier
David Strathairn ... Father Frank Aubert
Michael Faustino Michael Faustino ... Robbie Guitry
Bob Gunton ... Monsignor Beauvais
Mitchell Ryan ... Dave Davis (as Mitch Ryan)
Robert Joy ... Mr. Hummel
Steve Hofvendahl Steve Hofvendahl ... Daniel Broussard
Mary Joy ... Madeleine Broussard
Brad Sullivan ... Kenneth Loring
Dylan Baker ... Father Delambre
Bob Barnes Bob Barnes ... Mr. Poujade
Deborah Barone Deborah Barone ... Lucille Arnaud
Douglas Brush Douglas Brush ... Bishop Lanclos
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Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church. Written by Susan C. Mitchell <susanm@indirect.com>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enoho mystiko See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA

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Dolby

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Color
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" Punishment is not meted out by the law, but is self-inflicted and eternal "
17 January 2009 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

For generations the International Catholic Church with its root base in Rome, was perhaps the most powerful religious institution in the world. With well entrenched rich and powerful men of the cloth and its distant secular arms tightly embraced by governmental institutions. City, country and state police and even military authorities, helped it reach around the world to promote its lay policies, regulations or merely to defy custom, national or even international law. It's respected and sanctioned officials were UN-assailable. Well established in America for nearly one hundred and fifty years, the church, it's cannon, authority, religious members and its social influence were undeniable and unimpeachable. However, during the last half of the past century, the one area the church did not have complete control over was it's southern gate; a growing base of ambivalent and savagely hungry attorneys who surprisingly discovered the church for all it's power was not impervious to the law. Once it was learned the church could be successfully sued and had the deepest financial pockets of all, law suits exploded in every province around the world. This movie is a case in point. It concerns the fight of the Guitry family (Keith Carradine, Blythe Danner and Michael Faustino as Robbie Guitry) who discovers their son has been molested by the local priest,(David Strathairn, superb acting) decide a financial settlement of $1,000.000 is not enough. They want the priest defrocked and sent to jail. The movie reveals the common practices of the church and the unscrupulous tactics of ruthless lawyers like Jack Warden as Claude Fortier. There are several other movies on this subject, but few other have the courage to reveal as much. ****


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