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All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 1994
Director: Antonia Bird
Writing by: Jimmy McGovern – writer
Produced by: George Faber – producer
Joanna Newbery – associate producer
Mark Shivas – executive producer
Josephine Ward – producer
Cast: Linus Roache – Father Greg Pilkington
Tom Wilkinson – Father Matthew Thomas
Robert Carlyle – Graham
Cathy Tyson – Maria Kerrigan
Lesley Sharp – Mrs. Unsworth
Robert Pugh – Mr. Unsworth
James Ellis – Father Ellerton
Christine Tremarco – Lisa Unsworth
Paul Barber – Charlie
Rio Fanning – Bishop
Jim R. Coleman – Funeral director
Music: Andy Roberts
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Plot Outline: Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover…
Plot: Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an intensely emotional spiritual struggle deciding between choosing morals over religion and one life over another.
Movie Quotes: Father Greg Pilkington: They used to ask us a question when we were in seminary: a man comes up to you in confession and tells you that he's poisoned the altar wine. Do you go out and say Mass? I had no problem with it; I'd go out and drink the wine. I suppose there's a little of the martyr in all of us.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
The movie starts with a shot of a Macedonian sky covered with dark clouds at dusk, with sounds of thunder, when an epigraph from a poem by Mesa Selimovic appears on the screen, with voice heard as though from on high, reading it: “With a shriek birds flee across the black sky, people are silent, my blood aches from waiting” Afterwards, the credits start to roll on black screen.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: Father Greg holds up a communion wafer which is smooth. The scene cuts to Graham and then back to Father Greg, and the wafer has a diagonal line across it.
Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these: