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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Czerny ... Brother Peter Lavin
Johnny Morina ... Kevin Reevey
Brian Dooley Brian Dooley ... Detective Noseworthy
Philip Dinn Philip Dinn ... Mike Finn
Brian Dodd ... Steven Lunny
Ashley Billard ... Brian Lunny
Jeremy Keefe ... Mike Sproule
Jonathan Lewis ... Eddie Linnane
Michael Wade Michael Wade ... Brother MacLaverty
Greg Thomey Greg Thomey ... Brother Glackin
Alain Goulem ... Brother Glynn
Ed Martin Ed Martin ... Tom Kennedy
Maurice Podbrey Maurice Podbrey ... Archbishop
Sam Grana Sam Grana ... Monsignor
Aidan Devine ... Brother Michael Davitt
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Storyline

This movie is based on actual events, but it says it is not all about one specific incident. It documents St. Vincent's Orphanage in Canada, where many of the boys suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the brothers who run the facility. When the stories are surfaced and a police investigation is begun, religious and political groups work to silence the story to keep it from reaching the public. Written by mike407

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys of St. Vincent See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Gross USA:

$204,540
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First part of a 2 part made-for-TV movie. Second part titled: The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later. See more »

Quotes

Chief Kennedy: [after reading Noseworthy's report and the witness statements] You will rewrite this piece of pornography! I can't send something like this out! You will remove all references to sexual matters, is that understood?
Detective Noseworthy: I didn't make this stuff up, Chief! Those are sworn statements made by the boys.
Chief Kennedy: You get orders. I get orders. Now the case is closed!
[Noseworthy prepares to leave]
Chief Kennedy: This comes straight from the Department of Justice! There are to be no arrests! Apparently the brothers involved will be...
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Alternate Versions

The 1997 UK VHS video tape was cut by 18 seconds by the BBFC to remove a back view of four naked boys's buttocks and in the shower scene sight of a boy's penis was removed. See more »

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Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Boys of Sudworth Place (2014) See more »

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a movie you'll never forget
7 June 1999 | by H725See all my reviews

This movie is disturbing and hard to watch sometimes, but I suggest every parent who get the chance to see this movie to do it. Who are these sick people anyway? How can anyone do something like this to a little boy? That boy being thrown into the wall, whipped with a belt buckle and carried up the dark stairs is an image I will never forget. The kids give great performances, especially little Morina. Then you have Czerny as the head priest. Talk about perfect casting. A great performance. Will give you chills. If I didn't know any better, I'd say he was a child-molester, playing one so well. WATCH IT.


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