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The Missionary (1982)

The Missionary (1982)

The Missionary





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Michael Palin wrote and stars in this comedy as The Reverend Charles Fortescue, an unassuming missionary called back to England after spending ten years in Africa teaching children in a native village. Upon arriving in London, he finds that his new assignment is to take charge of a slum mission for prostitutes. He obtains money for the running of the mission from a wealthy woman, Lady Ames (Maggie Smith), whom he meets on the boat sailing to England from Africa. Lady Ames guarantees Fortescue the money on the condition that he take it upon himself to add a little spice to her dormant sex life. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Palin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2003

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Michael Palin
as Rev. Charles Fortesc...
Maggie Smith
as Lady Ames
Trevor Howard
as Lord Ames
Michael Hordern
as Slatterthwaite
Graham Crowden
as Rev. Fitzbanks
David Suchet
as Corbett
Ishaq Bux
as Maharajah
Damaris Hayman
as Lady Quimby
Neil Innes
as Singer
Charles McKeown
as Leicester
Frank Mills
as Sir Cyril Everidge
Tony Steedman
as Lord Quimby
Roland Culver
as Lord Fermleigh
Rosamond Greenwood
as Lady Fermleigh
John Barrett
as Limping Old Man
Julian Curry
as Portland
David Leland
as Arthur Pimp
Derrick O'Connor
as Gym Trainer
Timothy Spall
as Parswell
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Critic Reviews for The Missionary

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | September 8, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

The Missionary probes the world, the flesh and the devil in fresh and funny ways.

Full Review… | February 4, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

August 22, 2005

October 9, 2003
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

Audience Reviews for The Missionary


Quite a kinky comedy about a missionary and prostitutes.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Palin in one of his stranger times...

Barry Lappin

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