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Spotlight (2015)

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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Rezendes
... Walter 'Robby' Robinson
... Sacha Pfeiffer
... Marty Baron
... Ben Bradlee Jr.
... Matt Carroll
... Mitchell Garabedian
... Barbara
... Steve Kurkjian
... Peter Canellos
... Helen Donovan
... Jim Sullivan
... Phil Saviano
... Eric Macleish
... Court Clerk Mark
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Storyline

When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Written by Open Road

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Break the story. Break the silence. See more »

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Crime | Drama | History

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Rated R for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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20 November 2015 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$295,009, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,055,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,191,352
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Trivia

When Michael Keaton accepted the role, he had tracked the real Walter Robinson before meeting him, and found out he actually lived near Robinson's house. He had also gotten hold of video and audio of Robinson. When Keaton first met him, he did an impression of him that was so impressive, that Robinson was scared, and said to him, "How did you know everything about me? We just met." See more »

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When Sacha and Joe Crowley are walking, they pass a Synagogue with a Star of David window pane. Later, Crowley says they are in front of a church and the tree covers the Star of David. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Cop: How's that going?
Court Clerk Mark: Mother's ballin' and the uncle is pissed off.
Young Cop: She's not married?
Court Clerk Mark: Divorced, with 4 kids. I guess the Father was helping out.
Young Cop: Helping out?
Court Clerk Mark: ...Hey, Mr. Burke, they're in the back talking to the Bishop.
Paul Burke: [entering] And Father?
Court Clerk Mark: We put him in the break room.
Paul Burke: Any press?
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References The Verdict (1982) See more »

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I Remembered Why I love Movies
21 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Throughout the year I watched many movies and by the middle of the year I was finding it hard to watch a movie. I really had to force my self. I thought my love for movies is dying and I'm more of a TV person now.

I was wrong.

This movie (and the big short) proved to me that it wasn't me, it was actually the movies I've seen this year.

This movie has it's flaws for sure. But the acting, script, direction, design and pace of the movie adds a lot to an already strong and heart breaking story. I was on the edge of my seat and even after the movie ended I couldn't move for a while.

A well made film that I recommend to any drama fan. It certainly helped me find my love for movies again.

Even with it's flaws I give it a 9.5


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