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Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987)

Frank Dowling has to solve the mystery of a young man who is obsessed with finding his natural parents.

Director:

Christopher Hibler

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake, Ralph McInerny (based upon characters from The Father Dowling Mystery Books by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bosley ... Father Frank Dowling
Tracy Nelson ... Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski
Robert Prescott ... Lt. Phil Keegan
Mary Wickes ... Marie Murkin
Susan Blakely ... Patricia Erdain
Leslie Nielsen ... Senator Erdain
Peter Scolari ... Chris Robinson
Sada Thompson ... Maria Pello
Kevin Crowley ... Andy Moore
Holly Fulger ... Theresa Robinson
Stella Stevens ... Katherine 'Kate' St. Urban
Mark Arnott ... Reporter
Mike Nussbaum ... Dr. Sidney Canfield
Guy Fricano Guy Fricano ... Sloan
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Head of Security
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Storyline

Frank Dowling is a priest whose views on religion are somewhat liberated and also has a penchant for solving mysteries. He now has to solve the mystery of a young man who's obsessed with finding his natural parents. When he steps out on the ledge of a building, threatening to jump unless he's told who his parents are, Father Dowling is called to try and talk him down but unfortunately he jumps and Father Dowling, feeling responsible, looks into it. He learns that he may have been murdered, but he still has to find out how, why, and who. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Confession See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The parish in this episode is different from the series one. See more »

Quotes

Father Frank Dowling: Are you a confirmed cynic, Miss Erdain?
Patricia Erdain: Ask anyone.
Father Frank Dowling: It's been my experience when you scratch a cynic you'll find a romantic underneath.
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Followed by Father Dowling Mysteries (1989) See more »

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