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The Good Shepherd (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 21 March 2006 (USA)
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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »

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Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Slater ... Daniel Clemens
Molly Parker ... Madeline Finney
Stephen Rea ... McCaran
Gordon Pinsent ... Cardinal Ledesna
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Lucy Gallagher
Von Flores ... Father Andrews
Daniel Kash ... Jeffrey Altman
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Monica
Jordan Hughes Jordan Hughes ... Cameron
Roman Podhora Roman Podhora ... Detective Sherman
Shawn Lawrence ... Bishop Sorano
Colin Glazer ... Monsignor Hummel
Joan Gregson ... Mrs. Donelly
Kyra Harper ... Mrs. Andrews
Duane Murray ... James
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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is also his former sweetheart... Written by Peace Arch Films

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The truth will test his faith to the limit.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic elements and brief drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Confessor See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"The Confessor" AKA "The Good Shepherd" is a well-acted drama.
12 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"The Confessor" AKA "The Good Shepherd" is a well-acted drama.

The plot: Father Daniel Clemens (Slater) has uncovered a murder mystery involving other priests and corruption in his church. Can he uncover the truth?

Christian Slater puts in a good performance as usual. Parker also holds her own. The mystery is a little uneven and the ending is weak, but overall the movie is worth seeing. It goes in too many directions. The director made another movie called "Gone Dark" which is a hidden gem.

In the end: "The Confessor" is decent little mystery if you don't take it too seriously.

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