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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)
2 nominations. See more awards »





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

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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 Evan Tylor and Peter Allen
Performed by Hooty Guru
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An interesting, intelligent film
2 April 2000 | by moviegod-7See all my reviews

This film was different. It took a sort of typical thriller story and reached for a more interesting, in-depth look at an individual character's struggle with faith. Of course, it helped that the main performance, by Andrew McCarthy, was quite excellent. The other performances were also quite interesting, although not as consistent. The ending was a bit of a let down, but there were lots of good moments. The film-makers tried something different here -- they didn't just go for the obvious chills and scares. This is a dark film (not for everyone) but if you want to be entertained and not talked down to, try this one.

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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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