Monsignor is a 1982 American drama film directed by Frank Perry and starring Christopher Reeve, Genevieve Bujold, and Fernando Rey. The film is based on the 1977 novel of the same name by William E. Barrett. The film tells the story of Monsignor Stephen Fermoyle (Reeve), a Roman Catholic priest who rises through the ranks of the church hierarchy. Fermoyle is a brilliant and ambitious man, but he is also a deeply spiritual man who struggles with his own doubts and weaknesses. The film follows Fermoyle's career from his early days as a parish priest to his appointment as Archbishop of Boston. Along the way, Fermoyle faces a number of challenges, including the death of his beloved mother, his own struggles with faith, and the political intrigue of the Vatican. Monsignor is a complex and challenging film that explores the inner life of a Roman Catholic priest. The film is beautifully shot and features strong performances from Reeve, Bujold, and Rey.

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Monsignor (1982)

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Monsignor is a 1982 American drama film directed by Frank Perry and starring Christopher Reeve, Genevieve Bujold, and Fernando Rey. The film is based on the 1977 novel of the same name by William E. Barrett. The film tells the story of Monsignor Stephen Fermoyle (Reeve), a Roman Catholic priest who rises through the ranks of the church hierarchy. Fermoyle is a brilliant and ambitious man, but he is also a deeply spiritual man who struggles with his own doubts and weaknesses. The film follows Fermoyle's career from his early days as a parish priest to his appointment as Archbishop of Boston. Along the way, Fermoyle faces a number of challenges, including the death of his beloved mother, his own struggles with faith, and the political intrigue of the Vatican. Monsignor is a complex and challenging film that explores the inner life of a Roman Catholic priest. The film is beautifully shot and features strong performances from Reeve, Bujold, and Rey.

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Released
Cast
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Christopher Reeve

Flaherty
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Geneviève Bujold

Clara
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Fernando Rey

Santoni
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Jason Miller

Appolini
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Joe Cortese

Varese
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Adolfo Celi

Vinci
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Leonardo Cimino

Pope
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Tomas Milian

Francisco
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Robert Prosky

Bishop Walkman (as Robert J. Prosky)
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Joe Pantoliano

Musso
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Milena Vukotic

Sister Verna
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Ian Danby

Lieutenant
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Gregory Snegoff

1st Soldier
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Harrison Muller

2nd Soldier
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David Mills

Major
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Joe Spinell

Bride's Father
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Ritza Brown

Maid of Honor
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Loredana Grappasonni

Bride
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Ettore Mattia

Pietro
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Carolyn De Fonseca

1st Flaherty Secretary (as Carolyn Russoff)
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Yanti Somer

2nd Flaherty Secretary
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Mimmo Poli

Sicilian Priest (as Domenico Poli)
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Elio Bonadonna

1st Killer
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Giovanni Bonadonna

2nd Killer
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Remo De Angelis

3rd Killer
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Pamela Prati

1st Roman Girl
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Anny Papa

2nd Roman Girl (as Annie Papa)
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Stefania D'Amario

3rd Roman Girl
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Michele Messina

1st Sicilian Guard
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Agnès Nobecourt

1st Postulant (as Agnes Nobencourt)
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Tracy Bonbrest

2nd Postulant
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Paolo Maria Scalondro

Clerical Secretary (as Paolo Scalondro)
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Franco Angrisano

Priest in Confessional (as Francesco Angrisano)
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Tom Felleghy

Priest (uncredited)
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Alfonso Giganti

Cardinal (uncredited)
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Paul Muller

Priest (uncredited)
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Amedeo Salamon

Cardinal (uncredited)
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Franca Scagnetti

Don Appolini's Maid (uncredited)
Crew
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Frank Perry

Director
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Jack-Alain Léger

Writer
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Abraham Polonsky

Writer
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Wendell Mayes

Writer
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Monsignor

(DVD)

1/31/2012

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