As England is preparing for the coronation of Elizabeth II, schoolmaster John Standing (Matthew Rhys) comes face to face with Johnny Spence (Matthew Rhys), his exact double in appearance. After a night of drinking, Standing awakes to find Spence has stolen his identity. Unsuccessful at explaining the unusual situation, Standing settles into the vacancy left by Johnny Spence. Yet with his new life comes numerous problems, including trying to juggle a wife and two mistresses and family secrets that could prove to be deadly.
Did You Know?
This movie takes place in 1952. See more
When John is "confessing" to Fr. McCready, the good father tells Jhon that the unborn child of the suicide had a mortal sin on its soul and that that sin was of the child's father. That is clearly contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The sin that would have been relevant was Original Sin, and Original Sin is the result of the sin of Adam. See more
Version of The Scapegoat