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Damien: The Leper Priest (1980)

Damien: The Leper Priest




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More formally known as Father Damien: The Leper Priest, this made-for-TV biopic stars a heavily-wigged Ken Howard in the title role. Father Damien was a Belgian priest who, in 1873, was assigned a far-from-desirable congregation: the leper colony of Molokai in the Hawaiian islands. At first appalled by the colony and its denizens, Damien devoted his life to administering to their needs and improving their living conditions. He died in 1889 at the age of 49, having long earlier contacted leprosy himself. When originally telecast October 27, 1980, Damien: The Leper Priest was dedicated to the memory of David Janssen, who before his death was slated to portray Father Damien.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Sidney Lassick
as Supt. Rudolph Meyer
Alan Chappuis
as Father Montiton
Roger Bowen
as Prime Minister Gibso...
John O'Leary
as Father Leonor
Joseph Chapman
as Ira Dutton
Cloyce Morrow
as Sister Oliver
Alison Hong
as Little Girl
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Well meaning, but the acting wasn?t convincing and it is too obviously made for television. It?s easy enough to watch, but it is not a movie I am going to think about much now that it?s over. There are better versions of the story as well.

James Higgins

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