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Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

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Amy Berg

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Amy Berg
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Adam ... Himself
Jeff Anderson Jeff Anderson ... Himself
Pope Benedict XVI ... Himself (archive footage)
Monsignor Cain Monsignor Cain ... Himself (archive footage)
Case Degroot Case Degroot ... Himself
Jane Degroot Jane Degroot ... Herself
Thomas Doyle Thomas Doyle ... Himself (as Father Tom Doyle)
Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea ... Herself - Psychologist (as Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea)
Bill Hodgman Bill Hodgman ... Himself - LA Deputy DA
Anne Jyono Anne Jyono ... Herself
Bob Jyono Bob Jyono ... Himself
Maria Jyono Maria Jyono ... Herself
Frank Keating Frank Keating ... Himself
Roger Mahony Roger Mahony ... Himself (as Cardinal Roger Mahony)
John Manly John Manly ... Himself - Attorney for the Jyonos
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Storyline

Former Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady - Father Ollie in more familiar circumstances - talks about his life as priest, including what he saw as his many failings in that role. Although not stating it as one of those failings, he also speaks about the sexual abuse of minors, both girls and boys, in his role as a priest, where his victims number in the hundreds covering approximately two decades in Central California, with his youngest known victim being nine months old. He admits that he spent as much time planning his abuses, which included gaining the confidences of parents sometimes also in sexual means, than he did with actual ministering. A handful of his victims and their support networks speak of how the abuse was able to happen, how it has negatively affected their collective lives to this day (while Father Ollie walks seemingly happy a free man in his native Ireland), and how they are trying to regain their faith in a holistic manner. Experts talk about how items specific to ... Written by Huggo

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For the victims, there's no such thing as salvation. See more »

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Documentary | Crime

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Anithikos peirasmos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,656, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$201,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$327,205
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Disarming Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Bob Jyono: I made up my mind. There is no God. I do not believe in a God, all right? All these rules, everything... they're made up by man, you know?
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Time Jesum Transeuntum et Non Revertentum
Written by Jim White / Michael Turner (as Mick Turner) / Warren Ellis / Nick Cave on behalf of Bug Music Ltd
Performed by Nick Cave & The Dirty Three
Courtesy of The Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with WMG Film & TV Licensing
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Long overdue expose of the hierarchy and their vow of obedience
26 November 2006 | by jjhendronSee all my reviews

I cannot adequately express my sincere sympathy for the victims of clergy abuse. I was totally disgusted with the responses offered by the bishops/monsignor and archbishop/cardinal in regard to their knowledge of abuse by Oliver Grady. How can all these priests keep quiet about these crimes against children? They are not ignorant of this. I am Catholic, and I am the Church as are all the people. These men do not follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ; and we (the real Church) better start taking responsibility for bringing the hierarchy to task. Thank you to the survivors, their families, Amy Berg and all those who are working so hard to raise our consciousness to these crimes, and the truth about our leaders. This isn't the end of the Catholic church. It is the end of the way we've known it; and it's about time.


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