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Monk Dawson (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 July 1998 (UK)
Rites of passage moral tale based on the award-winning novel by Piers Paul Read, about a Catholic priest who falls from grace and descends into a world of forbidden love and betrayal in 1970's London.

Director:

Tom Waller

Writers:

James Magrane (screenplay), Piers Paul Read (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Taylor ... Bobby Winterman (as Ben Taylor)
Michael Cashman ... Prior of Pixhaven
Oliver Stone Oliver Stone ... Young Winterman
Toby Hadoke Toby Hadoke ... Br Simon
Mark Paterson Mark Paterson ... Br Benedict
Roger Brierley Roger Brierley ... Fr Francis
Amanda Jenner Amanda Jenner ... Mrs Dawson
Gordon Truefitt Gordon Truefitt ... Mr Dawson (as Gordon Truefit)
Max Beavis Max Beavis ... Young Dawson
Ginny Heppell Ginny Heppell ... Matron
Clive Jakes Clive Jakes ... Fr Giles
Rupert Vansittart ... Fr Timothy
Kristopher Milnes Kristopher Milnes ... Teenage Winterman
Daniel Brocklebank ... Teenage Dawson
Roger Hammond ... Fr Julian
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Rites of passage moral tale based on the award-winning novel by Piers Paul Read, about a Catholic priest who falls from grace and descends into a world of forbidden love and betrayal in 1970's London.

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Guided by faith. Blinded by hope. Betrayed by love.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Passion of the Priest See more »

Filming Locations:

North Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

De Warrenne Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Find A Way
Music & Lyrics: Mark Jensen
Performed by 'J.P. Zest'
Soprano Saxophone: 'Henry Laxton'
© 1997 De Warrenne Pictures Ltd.
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An awful film on every level.
20 August 2011 | by jbk_1999See all my reviews

I cannot state enough how bad this film is. Twee, poorly acted, boring, disjointed. It's an hammy embarrassment of the highest order.

The moral ambiguity teaches nothing, there are no answers and no real questions. I suppose the premise of a monk leaving his order and going out into the world had some potential, but this was entirely wasted.

I honestly see no point in this film. It is a total waste of time, and I strongly advise you not to bother with it.

There is one thing which I was impressed with though, the house master at the school Dawson attended, aged tremendously well. He didn't look a day older over the 40 odd years the film spanned, they couldn't even be bothered with a bit of hair whitening or ageing make-up.


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