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A Twist of Faith (1999)

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Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is consumed by a desire to solve a religiously-fueled crime, but soon the tables turn and he finds himself a target.


Chris Angel


Richard Zywotkiewicz (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Henry Smith
Michael Ironside ... Alex Hunt
Matthew Laurance ... Frankovich
Suzy Joachim ... Monika Stoeks
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Beth Smith
Lauren Diewold Lauren Diewold ... Shannon Smith
Sean Day Michael Sean Day Michael ... Robert Smith
L. Harvey Gold ... Detective Rourke
Guy Fauchon Guy Fauchon ... Detective Samuels
Robin Webb Robin Webb ... James
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson ... Young Alex Hunt
Micki Maunsell Micki Maunsell ... Slum Lord
John Wardlow John Wardlow ... Father Martin
Harrison Coe Harrison Coe ... Maxie
Philip Granger ... Jenson


Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is one of those investigating the murder of Roman Catholic Father Martin, who was crucified in his own church. Soon, others are also murdered, their dead bodies either hung in crucifixion or laid in such a manner. The detectives realize that they are dealing with a serial killer with a very personal and religious agenda. In the middle of the investigation is powerful publisher Alexander Hunt, a major benefactor to the church who the detectives believe is either the killer or the next victim. Despite being an atheist, Henry believes solving this case will offer some redemption in his own life, one that includes guilt over a recent on the job death of a colleague, dealing with a recovering drug addicted brother, and waiting for the potentially terminal diagnosis of an adolescent daughter. The case takes a turn for Henry when a personal connection to him is identified. Written by Huggo

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Again, And Again. See more »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »





English | Latin

Release Date:

28 July 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Redemption See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Prophecy Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character, Samuels, is a priest in the movie. In the end credits, his character is listed as Detective Samuels. See more »


Alex Hunt: I used to feel a million things, and now I feel... nothing.
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Written by Sarah Johns and Tim McKenzie
Performed by Sarah Johns
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an interesting premise,but not that good a film.
7 April 2001 | by jaybobSee all my reviews

Patrick Dempsey has proven himself to be a good actor in adult roles. I only hope his he gets better vehicles than this one. He portrays a police detective on the hunt for a serial killer. Oh when have we seen this before- a few too many times for me. Apparently the video box gives away the ending, BUT I knew who the killer was the first time he appeared. Micheal Ironside play a super rich, newspaper publisher. Need I say more.

I can only recommend this film as part of a double feature. I can only give this a **1/2 rating

as always

Jay Harris

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