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Twist of Faith (2004)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 20 August 2004 (USA)
A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

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Kirby Dick

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Credited cast:
Jeff Anderson Jeff Anderson ... Himself - Interviewee
Barbara Blaine Barbara Blaine ... Herself - SNAP President
David Clohessy David Clohessy ... Himself - SNAP Executive Director
Sandy Comes Sandy Comes ... Herself
Tony Comes Tony Comes ... Himself
Wendy Comes Wendy Comes ... Herself
Robert Donnelly Robert Donnelly ... Auxillary Bishop of Toledo
Dennis Gray Dennis Gray ... Himself
Catherine Hoolahan Catherine Hoolahan ... Herself - Tony's Attorney
Dennis O'Loughlin Dennis O'Loughlin ... Himself
Mike Sallah Mike Sallah ... Himself - Investigative Reporter, Toledo Blade
Jon Schoonmaker Jon Schoonmaker ... Himself
John Shiffler John Shiffler ... Himself - John Charles Shiffler (as Father John Shiffler)
Matthew Simon Matthew Simon ... Himself
Stephen Stanbery Stephen Stanbery ... Himself (as Father Stanbery)
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A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

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20 August 2004 (USA) See more »

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Dayton, Ohio, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,474, 4 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,474, 4 July 2005
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1.37 : 1
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Deceived and betrayed by their faith in role models
3 August 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

It's shocking to learn the amount of abuse inflicted by a lot of Catholic priests in the past. There's not a day when one hears about a new case as the abused come forward to accuse what criminal men did to them years ago. Kerby Dick, a brave film maker, takes his camera to a group of people that were the victims of one priest when they were teen agers.

The documentary concentrates on Tony Comes, who finally had the courage to go on record to denounce his abuse. He had plenty of company, or so it seems. In fact, their bishop, who should have taken care in dealing with the corrupt priest, didn't do anything to prevent. In fact, this man chose the easy way out by ignoring the accusations.

Wendy Comes, Tony's wife, is deeply affected when she learns the extent of what her husband suffered in the past. In fact, Wendy was wounded when she discovered the truth. In fact, she had converted to Catholicism when she married Tony. In spite of their trauma, we watch as the Comes' young daughter making her first communion, accompanied by her parents.

Kirby Dick deserves to be congratulated for showing us how the actions of some evil individuals ruined lives by what they did to children who trusted them and saw in them role models.


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