The Third Miracle (1999)
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as Father Frank Shore
as Archbishop Werner
as John Leone
as Bishop Cahill
as Brother Gregory
as Cardinal Sarrazin
as Father Paul Panak
as Maria Witkowski
as Cardinal Nola
as Father Castaldi
as Young Maria
as Sister Mary Catherin...
as Cardinal Humes
as Mrs. Witkowski
as Brother Thomas
as Det. Al Winston
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Critic Reviews for The Third Miracle
Well-acted but unsatisfying drama about researching a potential saint
...a thinking person's version of the millennial spiritual angst movie
An odd bit of spiritual dithering, not really bad but not really good.
Audience Reviews for The Third Miracle
[font=Century Gothic]"The Third Miracle" takes place in Chicago, 1979 where Father Frank Shore(Ed Harris) is called back to his duties after an eight-month sabbatical in a flophouse following his debunking of a particularly popular nominated saint, in the process destroying the faith of an entire community. Bishop Cahill(Charles Haid) wants him to investigate the possible sainthood of Helen O'Regan, a parish worker who died several years before. On the anniversary of her death, a statue of the Virgin Mary bled, curing a young girl of terminal lupus and now the parishioners are thinking it was the spirit of Mrs. O'Regan...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"The Third Miracle" is about faith but the movie cheats by bringing up the possibility of miracles and sainthood. I liked how it explores the conflict between the poverty of the neighborhood(although they need material help, not just something to believe in) versus the wealth and power of the Catholic Church but there was something off in how Chicago was portrayed. [/font]
[font=Century Gothic]Ed Harris gives a monumental performance but he receives little support. Even the usually reliable Anne Heche and Armin Mueller-Stahl do not help. And Charles Haid simply chews the scenery. [/font]
Excellent movie about a priest who questions his Faith and a woman who finds hers through him....I enjoyed this one very much!
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