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Diary of a City Priest (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | 19 January 2001 (USA)
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David Morse plays Father John McNamee, a catholic priest who accepts a position at an inner-city church. The film begins with Father McNamee as he starts his new job and follows the priest ... See full summary »

Director:

Eugene Martin

Writers:

Eugene Martin, John McNamee (book) (as Father John McNamee)
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Credited cast:
David Morse ... Father John McNamee
Thomas Ryan Thomas Ryan ... Father Dave Hagan
Philip Goodwin Philip Goodwin ... St. Francis of Assisi
Ana Reeder ... St. Therese
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... St. Malachy
Judy Bauerlein Judy Bauerlein ... Sister Mary
Marylouise Burke ... Sister Grace
Kate Kearney-Patch ... Ivey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zuri Alexander ... Cop (as Audrey Kelley)
Frank Bowman ... Crazed Man - Addict
Tony Devon ... Ethan
Nancy Ding Nancy Ding ... Loving Couple
J.D. Jackson J.D. Jackson ... Kurt
Christopher Kadish Christopher Kadish
Doug Megson ... Young Father Dave Hagan
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David Morse plays Father John McNamee, a catholic priest who accepts a position at an inner-city church. The film begins with Father McNamee as he starts his new job and follows the priest through his struggles in adapting to his new surroundings. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the only true struggle is the one within.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To imerologio enos efimeriou See more »

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Invisible heroism without sentimentality
14 September 2004 | by rbourgeois01See all my reviews

David Morse captures without overstatement the persona of a dedicated priest who follows his calling to serve in an inner city community parish. There is no sugarcoating the frustration and sorrow he must embrace in order to love and serve people on the distant frontier between urban poverty and mainstream America. The portraits of the priest, his parish staff, and his parishioners are so true to life that the director must know this scene first hand. No attempt is made to beatify the priest or to create artificial and unrealistic tales of triumph and redemption among his parishioners, and consequently the viewer's experiences of both tragedy and hope arise from what feels like the substratum of true human experience.


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