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The Staircase (1998)

A small chapel's choir loft survives incomplete with no staircase, until one day a mysterious drifter, with a background in carpentry, arrives in town.

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Karen Arthur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Mother Madalyn
William Petersen ... Joad
Diane Ladd ... Sister Margaret
Louis Ferreira ... Mr. Mouly (as Justin Louis)
David Clennon ... Simon Filger
Paul Robert Langdon Paul Robert Langdon ... Paco
Anthony Ritter Anthony Ritter ... Hernando
Mark Sivertsen ... Mr. Prewitt
Rodney A. Grant ... Geronimo (as Rodney Grant)
Jane E. Goold Jane E. Goold ... Sister Florian (as Jane Goold)
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Deputy Carlson
Paul Geoffrey ... Samuels
Ben Fuhrman Ben Fuhrman ... Wagon Driver
Peter Quintana Peter Quintana ... Dr. Guerra
Adan Sanchez Adan Sanchez ... Lennie
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The sisters of the legendary Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico have lived for years with an unfinished choir loft, until one day a mysterious drifter (Petersen) arrives in town (just passing through), and is hired by the Reverend Mother (Hersey) to complete the work. Written by peanutlee33

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Her faith made a miracle. His creation made a legend.

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Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Escada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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If you look at the cane Barbara Hershey is using it is rather ornate/expensive for a nun. Even if it was given to her by someone. See more »

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This is a beautiful and touching story.
6 August 2001 | by stacievictoriaSee all my reviews

First, let me say that I adore William Petersen so I may be a bit bias towards him. This story is beautiful, mystical and haunting all at the same time. And to top it off, it is based on a true story. If this ever comes out on video, I entend to buy it and I hope that others will to so they can feel the joy of this uplifting story. I'll be watching my TV listings to see if it ever comes back on. It is extremely well acted. The leads are wonderful together. Watch this.


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