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The Staircase (1998)

A small chapel's choir loft survives incomplete with no staircase, until one day a mysterious drifter, with a background in carpentry, arrives in town.

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Karen Arthur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Mother Madalyn
William Petersen ... Joad
Diane Ladd ... Sister Margaret
Louis Ferreira ... Mr. Mouly (as Justin Louis)
David Clennon ... Simon Filger
Paul Robert Langdon Paul Robert Langdon ... Paco
Anthony Ritter Anthony Ritter ... Hernando
Mark Sivertsen ... Mr. Prewitt
Rodney A. Grant ... Geronimo (as Rodney Grant)
Jane E. Goold Jane E. Goold ... Sister Florian (as Jane Goold)
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Deputy Carlson
Paul Geoffrey ... Samuels
Ben Fuhrman Ben Fuhrman ... Wagon Driver
Peter Quintana Peter Quintana ... Dr. Guerra
Adan Sanchez Adan Sanchez ... Lennie
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The sisters of the legendary Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico have lived for years with an unfinished choir loft, until one day a mysterious drifter (Petersen) arrives in town (just passing through), and is hired by the Reverend Mother (Hersey) to complete the work. Written by peanutlee33

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Her faith made a miracle. His creation made a legend.

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Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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A Escada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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If you look at the cane Barbara Hershey is using it is rather ornate/expensive for a nun. Even if it was given to her by someone. See more »

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Fascinating story, well played
4 June 2006 | by lumpystvSee all my reviews

Almost no information is available about this movie, or its air dates. After an ongoing and exhaustive search I found the DVD to be available for 3.99!-release date February 28, 2006. Try yahoo/DVD and video. In order to get this information posted I will continue to state that this is a well made film with a true and fascinating story about a mysterious carpenter who builds a very unusual staircase in a church. It is a chance to see William L. Peterson before C.S.I. turned him into a star. Equally featured in the story is the venerable Barbara Hershey - does anyone remember when she was Barbara Hershey Seagull? I have to keep writing to get this posted. Thank you to the previous commentators for taking the time to recommend this somewhat obscure TV film which obviously leaves a lasting impression on many.


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