Release Date: 1/24/2005 Original Release: 2005 Format: DVD Length: 129 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: Language, including some graphic depictions of sexual abuse. UPC: 758445115529 Studio: Showtime Entertainment
Television, Dramas, Religion, Scandal, Religious Beliefs, Religious Faith
Our Fathers DVD Description
Based on the novel by David France, this award-winning mini series takes on the child-abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic Church in 2002. When the Boston Globe outs the cover-up that has long been going on, spearheaded by Cardinal Bernard Law (Christopher Plummer), to keep the priests who perpetrated the crimes from punishment and media exposure, everything the Church supposedly stands for comes into question. Courageous lawyer Mitchell Garabedian (Ted Danson) refuses to turn a blind eye, despite the best efforts of the Church to silence him. He is aided by Father Dominic Spagnolia (Brian Dennehy), and the mother of some of the victims, Mary Ryan (Ellen Burstyn), provides the prosecutor with chilling details of the case. The outstanding cast and controversial nature of the story make for a gripping tale that is both heartrending and inspirational.
Audio: (unspecified) - English Additional Release Material: Featurette: Our Fathers: The Heart of the Matter Audio Commentary: 1. Dan Curtis - Director 2. Thomas Michael Donnelly - Writer 3. Cast Text/Photo Galleries: Filmographies Photo Stills