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Forgive Me Father (2001)

A ruthless mob hit-man, has been living a new life in Canada as a Priest after faking his own death. However he must come out of hiding to avenge his brother's death.

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Ivan Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Rogers ... Father Virgil Garrett
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Izzy Goldman
Charles Napier ... Frank Ransom
Chris Elbert Chris Elbert ... Tony Ransom
Jeff Bass Jeff Bass ... Mike Ransom
Alexander Hill Alexander Hill ... Clarence Garrett
Jack Rooney Jack Rooney ... George Haney
Rebecca O'Gorman Rebecca O'Gorman ... Lt. Lena Sohms
Stephen Jon Cohen Stephen Jon Cohen ... Detective Gil Lansing
John E. Blazier John E. Blazier ... Father Allston
Brad Griffiths Brad Griffiths ... Detective Jacobs
Derrick Perkins Derrick Perkins ... Nigerian Leader
K.A. Killebrew K.A. Killebrew ... Nigerian #1
Guy Camara Guy Camara ... Nigerian #2
James Penn James Penn ... Nigerian #3
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Storyline

"Forgive Me Father" tells the story of Virgil Garrett, an intensely frightening, yet strangely sympathetic and sublime character. Garrett was once a ruthless and feared hit man for organized crime boss, Frank Ransom (played by Charles Napier), until he faked his own death, to get out of the "business". Unbeknownst to almost everyone, Virgil Garrett has spent the past twelve years living and working in Canada as a Roman Catholic priest. Now, a mysterious message brings Garrett back from the "dead", like a dragon woken from a long sleep. He learns that his brother Clarence (played by Alexander Hill), has been senselessly murdered, gunned down by Frank Ransom's cocksure son, Tony (played by Chris Elbert), and four of his criminal cohorts. Garrett now makes a transformation and returns to his old ways, but with a different purpose. He is now the personification of retribution with a Bible in his hand and a divine wrath in his heart. Caught up in Garrett's reprisal are three figures from ... Written by The Myriad Entertainment Group, LLC

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It's time to meet your Maker... and the ultimate instrument of judgment!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, and for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Actor, Brad Griffiths quit the production three times until he was released permanently by producer/director, Ivan Rogers. See more »

Quotes

Father Virgil Garrett: Mrs. Marshall, I want to know where your husband is, and it is important you understand that if you don't tell me, I will kill you, I will kill your dog, I will kill your children.
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The end credits are shown preceeded by still pictures of the principal cast. See more »

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Adagio for Organ and Strings
by Tomaso Albinoni
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HOW SAVVY THAT HIS FINAL HIT IS TO TAKE OUT HIS FORMER BOSS, REMINDS ME OF THE POPULARITY OF THE SOPRANOS.
1 June 2001 | by vegasblue2000See all my reviews

A Nice Film Not to be overlooked.

Some of the best drama in the business of filmmaking. A little of what everyones deepest desires and fears are relaying in the short span of this movie. The camera is moved and with regard to the drama portrayed in the movie. You can tell Ivan Rogers used a very long lens in the entire movie to bring us closer to the people. The talent is good, the actors portray their characters with a realness not captured in other movies today.

Every scene feels real, like you are there hundreds of miles from your safe home to deal with these people as Ivan deals with them. Slowly and without remorse as they showed no remorse for his doctor and loved brother. This movie is about the revenge all of us wish we could take out. Sure its convenient that he is an ex hitman. HOW SAVVY THAT HIS FINAL HIT IS TO TAKE OUT HIS FORMER BOSS, REMINDS ME OF THE POPULARITY OF THE SOPRANOS.

Although some people quickly overlook and disregard this film, it is a sad comparison to other movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

On Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Bloomington, Indiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$582,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$582,787
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Ultra Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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