The Rosary Murders (1987)


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A Detroit priest (Donald Sutherland) is trying to help solve a crime spree that has resulted in a horrible series of slayings of area priests and nuns. When he hears the murderer's admission of guilt (while giving confession) he is torn between honoring the vows of privacy and secrecy afforded repentants and revealing the murderer's identity.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Elmore Leonard, Fred Walton
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as Father Bob Koesler

as Father Ted Nabors

as Pat Lennon

as Lt. Walt Koznicki

as Detective Harris

as Father Killeen

as Sister Ann Vania

as Detective Fallon

as Irene Jimenez
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Critic Reviews for The Rosary Murders

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Explores the dark connection between guilt, sex, and Catholicism.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Rosary Murders

A little dated, but a watchable film, however if you're looking for gore, there's none to see

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