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Last Rites (1988)

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In Last Rites a serious thriller on a sensational topic, a priest falls in love with a woman he is protecting. Father Michael (Tom Berenger), a priest with family ties to the mob, helps a woman on the run. Angela (Daphne Zuniga) is the mistress of a murdered Mafia Don, now being hunted by hitmen hired by the Don's infuriated wife. As Father Michael realizes he is falling in love, both his faith and his vows are severely tested. Directed with restraint and respect for the subject matter by Donald Bellisario, the film still caused controversy and was criticized because of love scenes between the priest and the woman. Despite this criticism and despite the fact that the film is somewhat slow and predictable, Last Rites has fine performances by its cast and is an entertaining thriller.

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Cast

Tom Berenger
as Father Michael Pace
Dane Clark
as Carlo Pace
Paul Dooley
as Father Freddie
Deborah Pratt
as Robin Dwyer
Tony DiBenedetto
as Lt. Jericho
Jack Hallett
as Officer Reardan
Frank Patton
as O'Bannon
Ernesto Gonzalez
as Mexican Desk Clerk
Mary Diveny
as Gossip Confessor
Tony Lip
as Cabbie
Damien Leake
as Detective Brown
Phil Neilson
as Drug Dealer
Frank Simpson
as Heart Attack Victim
Tony Montanaro
as Man at Cemetery
Lisa Berenger
as Baptismal Mother
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

An idiotic thriller that becomes increasingly preposterous as it goes.

July 28, 2005 | Rating: 1/5
Fantastica Daily

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