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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

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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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excellent movie!
31 October 2006 | by ksesm2003See all my reviews

I am from Texas and my family vacationed a couple of years ago to Sante Fe with my brother. He suggested we go to see the church with the staircase. I was absolutely blown away by the miracles that took place there. The movie is great - Barbara Hershey and William Petersen were perfect for the parts they played. It is amazing, absolutely amazing. If you have not seen the staircase in person, it is worth the trip to go see it. The wood is beautiful and the architecture is astounding. Just being in the chapel gives me goose bumps! To read about the history of the chapel, and then to see its beauty is breathtaking. See the movie - it is GREAT! Then see the staircase in person!


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