Meryl Streep
Director: John Patrick Shanley Cast: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
, Amy Adams
Amy Adams
John Patrick Shanley

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When the principal (Meryl Streep) of a Bronx Catholic High School accuses a popular priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of pedophilia, a young nun caught in between the feuding pair becomes hopelessly swept up in the ensuing controversy. 1964, St. Nicholas, the Bronx: The winds of change are sweeping through this tight-knit religious community, and charismatic priest Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is doing his best to adapt by revisiting the school's notoriously strict disciplinary practices. Unfortunately Father Flynn's progressive ideas stand in stark contrast to the longstanding beliefs of Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the iron-willed principal, who believes that an oppressive environment of punishment and fear is the only way to keep the student body in line. Suddenly into this tempestuous environment appears young Donald Miller, St. Nicholas' first black student. When hopeful innocent Sister James (Amy Adams) reluctantly reveals to Sister Beauvier that Father Flynn and Donald have been spending an unusual amount of time together in the church rectory, the unrelentingly righteous headmistress begins a merciless crusade to reveal the beloved clergyman as a lecherous child molester and have him permanently expunged from the school. Yet despite her moral certainty that Father Flynn has committed such an unspeakable transgression, Sister Beauvier has not a shred of actual evidence to back up her audacious claim. Now, as Sister Beauvier and Father Flynn enter into an epic battle of wills, the shock waves set into motion by their explosive confrontation threaten to destroy one man's reputation and tear apart the entire surrounding community. John Patrick Shanley adapted his own play for the screen under the guidance of producer Scott Rudin (The Queen, Notes on a Scandal).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2011
UPC: 0031398137368
Original Release: 2008
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 1,408

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Philip Seymour Hoffman Father Brendan Flynn
Amy Adams Sister James
Viola Davis Mrs. Miller
Alice Drummond Sister Veronica
Audrie Neenan Sister Raymond
Joseph Foster Donald Miller
Susan Blommaert Mrs. Carson
Carrie Preston Christine Hurley
John Costelloe Warren Hurley
Lloyd Clay Brown Jimmy Hurley
Mike Roukis William London
Haklar Dezso zither player
Frank Shanley Kevin
Robert Ridgell organist
Frank Dolce Ralph
Paulie Litt Tommy Conroy
Matthew Marvin Raymond
Bridget Clark Noreen Horan
Molly Chiffer Sarah
Lydia Jordan Alice
Suzanne Hevner Mrs. Kean
Helen Stenborg Sister Teresa
Tom Toner Monsignor Benedict
Michael Puzzo Father Sherman
Margery Beddow Mrs. Shields
Jack A. O'Connell Mr. McGuinn
Marylouise Burke Mrs. Deakins
Valda Setterfield Parishioner

Technical Credits
John Patrick Shanley Director,Screenwriter
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Celia Costas Executive Producer
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
David Gropman Production Designer
Peter Rogness Art Director
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Roybal Producer
Scott Rudin Producer
John Rusk Asst. Director
Howard Shore Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Nora Skinner Associate Producer
Dylan Tichenor Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Doubt
1. Opening Credits
2. Doubt
3. The Dragon Is Hungry
4. Be Alert
5. Up To No Good
6. Routine
7. Suspicion
8. It's Happened
9. The Wind Has Changed
10. Intolerance
11. Gossip
12. Mrs. Miller
13. Improper Relationship
14. Confess & Resign
15. One Goodbye, One Lie
16. End Credits

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