Heaven Help Us


Heaven Help Us

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Charles Purpura scribed this semi-autobiographical tale about his experiences in a Brooklyn Catholic school of 1965. The film focuses on several Catholic school boys who get into ever increasing amounts of trouble with the presiding priests of the Catholic school, St. Basil's. Andrew McCarthy plays Michael Dunn, a newly arrived student who latches onto the class egghead Caesar (Malcolm Danare), who is constantly picked on by the class bully Rooney (Kevin Dillon). Rooney intimidates Michael and Caesar to become his erstwhile chums and, along with a few other quiet students, they receive corporal punishment for minor infractions, disrupting communion and confession and, ultimately, their antics inspire changes in the strict school hierarchy.


Andrew McCarthy
as Michael Dunn
Donald Sutherland
as Brother Thadeus
John Heard
as Brother Timothy
Kate Reid
as Grandma
Wallace Shawn
as Father Abruzzi
Jay Patterson
as Brother Constance
George Anders
as Brother Augustus
John Bentley
as 1st Man
Philip Bosco
as Brother Paul
Donald Breitman
as Brother Gregory
Nolan Carley
as Bartender
Calvert DeForest
as Bridge Operator
William Eustace
as Brother William
Henry Fehren
as Priest Celebrant
Janice Fuller
as Passenger
Pamela Galvin
as Sister Thomasina
Mary Koch
as Cafeteria Lady
Vic Polizos
as Police Officer
Douglas Seale
as Brother Dominic
Sherry Steiner
as Social Worker
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Danni's Father
Ed Zang
as Confessor
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Critic Reviews for Heaven Help Us

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Audience Reviews for Heaven Help Us


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
Leo L

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