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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

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Chronicles the life of Dorothy Day who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of Catholicism. The movement she created continues to thrive to this day, ... See full summary »

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Michael Ray Rhodes

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John Wells
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moira Kelly ... Dorothy Day
Martin Sheen ... Peter Maurin
Lenny von Dohlen ... Forster Batterham
Melinda Dillon ... Sister Aloysius
Paul Lieber ... Mike Gold
Heather Graham ... Maggie Bowen
Boyd Kestner ... Lionel Moise
James Lancaster ... Eugene O'Neill
Geoffrey Blake ... Floyd Dell
Brian Keith ... Cardinal
Heather Camille Heather Camille ... Tamar
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ... Dan Irwin
David Berón ... John
Pamela Shafer Pamela Shafer ... Tesse
Allyce Beasley ... Frankie
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Chronicles the life of Dorothy Day who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of Catholicism. The movement she created continues to thrive to this day, with more than 200 communities across the United States and another 28 communities abroad. The title of the movie is taken from a phrase which means to treat all guests, whether they be kings or peasants, like they were visiting angels. Written by mahajanssen

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No force could sway her. No fear could stop her.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a range of thematic elements, some sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entertaining Angels See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$711,872
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Encore-True Stories Library print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Moira Kelly and Martin Sheen also star together in, "The West Wing." See more »

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Moira Kelly Delivers Another Inspired Performance!!
4 January 1999 | by MastXVIISee all my reviews

Wow. Those of you who haven't had a chance to see Moira Kelly are really missing out on a truly great talent. Ever since I first saw her on The Cutting Edge, I've really looked up to her admirable character and her obvious acting talent. As Dorothy Day, she manages to take upon a tremendously difficult role and she succeeds beyond all expectations. The screenplay is well written, and while it does lead off the main drive of the story at times, Kelly is always there to provide a cohesive nature to to it which keeps the entire thing together. I really enjoyed this film -- I really didn't find the religious overtones to be a problem as a few of the reviews out there seemed to suggest. I hope you give it a try. You'll be glad you did. And, oh yeah... she's got a nice singing voice, too.


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