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Extraordinary Visitor (1998)

As the new millennium approaches, God considers pulling the plug on the planet unless St. John the Baptist finds a reason to spare humanity. John travels to the Newfoundland city that bears... See full summary »

Director:

John W. Doyle

Writer:

John W. Doyle
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Walsh ... Marietta
Andy Jones Andy Jones ... Rick
Raoul Bhaneja ... John the Baptist
Jordan Canning ... Alison
Rick Boland Rick Boland ... Pope Innocent XVI
Greg Malone Greg Malone ... Cardinal Vignetti
Janet Michael Janet Michael ... Blessed Virgin Mary
Bryan Hennessey Bryan Hennessey ... Archbishop Devine
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Rodney
Maisie Rillie Maisie Rillie ... Ethel
Dan Gosse Dan Gosse ... John the Baptist fanatic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Critch ... Hot Dog Vendor
Darrin Granter Darrin Granter ... Merchant (Featured)
Birgitte Solem ... Anxious Woman
Pamela Wallin Pamela Wallin ... Newscaster
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As the new millennium approaches, God considers pulling the plug on the planet unless St. John the Baptist finds a reason to spare humanity. John travels to the Newfoundland city that bears his name where he becomes entangled in the lives of talk-show host Marietta, her husband Rick. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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He has seven days to save the world. What's he doing in Newfoundland?

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Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

5 February 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Un visiteur extraordinaire See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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Satirical commentary on the state of the world at the Millennium--bound to have polarized reactions
6 November 1998 | by ClaireSee all my reviews

God is disgusted with the world and tells the Pope through Mary that an envoy/prophet (John the Baptist) is being sent to find a sign if the grand human experiment should be continued, or if the plug should be pulled. John is sent to his namesake city, St. John's, Newfoundland, and here his adventure begin, both hilarious and irreverent. This film is sure to offend some while it amuses others in its musings on religion and modern culture at the millennium. (A selection of the St. Louis International Film Festival.)


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