Heaven Help Us (1985)


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A funny look at teen life in a Catholic high school, set in 1965, this comedy focuses on three teens who are as different as night and day yet share a penchant for getting into hot water with the priests at St. Basil's. Michael (Andrew McCarthy) is a new student who takes up with Caesar (Malcom Danare), a genius of ample physical proportions and aspirations of going to Harvard, and both are forced into an uneasy relationship with Rooney (Kevin Dillon, brother of Matt), the class bully. The … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Purpura
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 30, 2005
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as Michael Dunn

as Brother Thadeus

as Brother Timothy

as Caesar

as Grandma

as Father Abruzzi

as Brother Constance

as Brother Augustus

as Janine

as 1st Man

as Brother Paul

as Brother Gregory

as Bartender

as Bridge Operator

as Brother William

as Priest Celebrant

as Passenger

as Sister Thomasina

as Cafeteria Lady

as Police Officer

as Brother Dominic

as Cathleen

as Social Worker

as Danni's Father

as Confessor
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Critic Reviews for Heaven Help Us

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Fitfully amusing, mostly juvenile.

April 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Heaven Help Us

A fantastic film, one of my all time favourites growing up! It?s hilarious, brilliantly acted and is dreadfully overlooked.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer


An all-time favorite that I don't mind watching excessively. It leaves me laughing hard each and everytime.
FAVORITE SCENE: Kevin Dillon's character along with four others making out in a car on a tow bridge. As things heats up, the bridge starts to open and leaving the four to escape and watch the car fall apart.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Great movie. I had no idea how harsh teachers could really be... I mean, come on! Is it even possible for a teacher to have done those things? That one teacher was like one of those people in old times that whipped prisoners and threw them into dungeons...

Anyways, loved this movie. It had 2 of my most favoritest actors ever: Mary Stuart MAsterson and Andrew McCarthy. =P

Hannah Babama[lol]

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