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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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... Dorothy Day
... Peter Maurin
... Forster Batterham
... Sister Aloysius
... Mike Gold
... Maggie Bowen
... Lionel Moise
... Eugene O'Neill
... Floyd Dell
... Cardinal
Heather Camille ... Tamar
... Dan Irwin
... John
Pamela Shafer ... Tesse
... 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.


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Rated PG-13 for a range of thematic elements, some sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Entertaining Angels  »

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$711,872
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(Encore-True Stories Library print)

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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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The Best Movie No One's Seen
28 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This may be the best film no one has seen, despite the brief but important performance of rising star Heather Graham. {Perhaps the awkward title kept people away). "Entertaining Angels" does what few movies have: explore inner, spiritual conflict dramatically and intelligently. This is an engaging, challenging work for everyone. The film overall is not preachy, yet the religious dimension here is real, just as it is real in the lives of millions of Americans, whether the Hollywood inner-circle likes it or not.


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