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Welcome to Briarcliff 

After a life-changing experience, a young man is admitted into a notorious insane asylum, while a local reporter is determined to get the full story.

Director:

Bradley Buecker

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Quinto ... Dr. Oliver Thredson (credit only)
Joseph Fiennes ... Monsignor Timothy Howard
Sarah Paulson ... Lana Winters
Evan Peters ... Kit Walker
Lily Rabe ... Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Lizzie Brocheré ... Grace Bertrand
James Cromwell ... Dr. Arthur Arden
Jessica Lange ... Sister Jude Martin
Chloë Sevigny ... Shelley
Adam Levine ... Leo Morrison
Jenna Dewan ... Teresa Morrison (as Jenna Dewan Tatum)
Clea DuVall ... Wendy Peyser (as Clea Duvall)
Mark Consuelos ... Spivey
Britne Oldford ... Alma Walker
Joe Egender ... Billy
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Storyline

Briarcliff, a former tuberculosis hospital, is now an insane asylum run by the Catholic church. The year is 1964, and the asylum houses some seriously disturbed individuals. The day to day administrator is Sister Jude Martin who works under the general supervision of the director Monsignor Timothy Howard. Her chief nemesis however is their in-house medical officer, Dr. Arthur Arden, who is frequently seeing patients in the night - patients who die and are disposed of immediately. Briarcliff's latest patient is Kit Walker, aka Bloody Face, an accused serial killer of several young women but is unable to stand trial due to insanity. Sister Jude is tough as journalist Lana Winters learns when she starts poking around the place. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Briarcliff See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The score for the movie Carrie (1976) can be heard when Lana (Sarah Paulson) first arrives at Briarcliff. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Arthur Arden: Hello, Mr. Walker. I'm Dr. Arthur Arden. I run this institution.
Kit Walker: I thought Sister Jude ran this place.
Dr. Arthur Arden: So does she.
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Connections

References The Song of Bernadette (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices of Light: V. Pater Noster
(uncredited)
Performed by Anonymous 4, Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic & Steven Mercurio
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