The Gospel According To Vic (Heavenly Pursuits) (1986)

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Vic Mathews (Tom Conti) is a Glasgow teacher who works in a Catholic school for backward students. Though the school is named for Edith Semple, a long-dead Scotswoman who supposedly performed several miracles in her lifetime, Vic is doggedly nonreligious, insisting that it's miracle enough that his students can learn anything. The rest of the faculty hopes to have Edith Semple canonized as a saint, but Vic wants no part of this. After he is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Vic is amazed … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Charles Gormley
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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as Vic Mathews

as Ruth Chancellor

as Jeff Jeffries

as Father Cobb

as Headmaster

as Brusse

as Doctor

as McAllister

as MacKrimmond

as Woman Teacher

as Wee Man in Bar

as Big Man in Bar

as French Teacher

as Carole Adams

as Reporter 2

as Reporter 1

as Photographer

as Education Officer
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Powerful drama that reminds us that hope is a precious and buoyant emotion that can give our lives substance and meaning.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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