Monsignor (film)

Monsignor (film)

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Directed by Frank Perry
Produced by David Niven Jr.
Frank Yablans
Written by Jack-Alain Léger (novel)
Abraham Polonsky and Wendell Mayes (screenplay)
Starring Christopher Reeve
Geneviève Bujold
Fernando Rey
Jason Miller
Joseph Cortese
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Billy Williams
Editing by Peter E. Berger
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) October 22, 1982 (US)
Running time 121 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Monsignor is a 1982 drama film about a Roman Catholic priest's rise through the ranks of the Vatican, during and after World War II. Along the way, he involves the Vatican in the black marketeering operations of a Mafia don, and has an affair with a woman in the postulant stage of becoming a nun. He eventually repents and returns to his faith, attempting to make right the things he has done wrong.

The cast includes Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller, Joseph Cortese, Adolfo Celi, and Leonardo Cimino. The film was not well received by critics and performed poorly at the box office; Reeve later blamed this on poor editing. Supporting actors Jason Miller and Fernando Rey were singled out for their strong performances.

On January 31st Shout! Factory will release the film on DVD.


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