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Something to Believe In (1998)

| Drama | 8 May 1998 (UK)
An American woman given only a few weeks to live travels to Italy to find a statue reputed to have recuperative powers and there meets a struggling American concert pianist.

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John Hough
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Cast

Credited cast:
William McNamara ... Mike
Maria Pitillo ... Maggie
Tom Conti ... Monsignor Calogero
Maria Schneider ... Maria Faccino
Ian Bannen ... Don Pozzi
Robert Wagner ... Brad
Roddy McDowall ... Gambler
William Hootkins ... Car Dealer
Jill St. John ... Dr. Joanne Anderson
Craig Vincent ... Big Guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osvaldo Alzari Osvaldo Alzari ... Photographer
Bruno Armando Bruno Armando ... Stage Manager
Lisa Bales Lisa Bales ... Nurse
Raffaello Benedetti Raffaello Benedetti ... Chef
Sheri Brummond Sheri Brummond ... Assistant
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Storyline

Maggie (Maria Pitillo) travels to Italy with great faith, as her last hope to heal her terminal illness, and meets Mike (William McNamara), an atheist concert pianist who helps her along her way. Ironically, even the church itself doesn't believe in the healing powers of the statue, but Maggie's faith is so great it changes the life of everyone around her.

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This production marks the last live-action theatrical movie performance for Roddy McDowall (Gambler). McDowall was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in April of 1998, one month before this movie's release; and he switched from film to voice work during the last months of his life. The cancer metastasized over the sixth month period McDowall had left to live, and by October 1998, it had spread to his brain. He died on October 3rd of that same year at the age of seventy. See more »

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SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN (Italian Version)
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Plácido Domingo and The Orchestra of St. Lukes
Orchestrated and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin
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A nicely rounded piece despite the flaws
3 December 2006 | by KIM_HARRISSee all my reviews

Don't expect a deep and meaningful film but this film is good to watch and I even took the trouble to buy a copy. The performances are good and, despite some flaws in the dialogue, quite convincing within the limitations of a simple story.

Maria Pitillo is the stronger of the two leads but William McNamara also does a good job and the supporting parts are ably fulfilled by Tom Conti and Ian Bannen although the latter's Italian Accent is never entirely convincing.

At a time when so many films are deliberately unpleasant, this is an old fashioned and unashamedly "heart warming" piece, despite its flaws. Enjoy it for what it is and don't take it too seriously.


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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo en que creer See more »

Filming Locations:

Urbino, Italy See more »

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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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