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Charles Purpura scribed this semi-autobiographical tale about his experiences in a Brooklyn Catholic school of 1965. The film focuses on several Catholic school boys who get into ever increasing amounts of trouble with the presiding priests of the Catholic school, St. Basil's. Andrew McCarthy plays Michael Dunn, a newly arrived student who latches onto the class egghead Caesar (Malcolm Danare), who is constantly picked on by the class bully Rooney (Kevin Dillon). Rooney intimidates Michael and Caesar to become his erstwhile chums and, along with a few other quiet students, they receive corporal punishment for minor infractions, disrupting communion and confession and, ultimately, their antics inspire changes in the strict school hierarchy. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Donald Sutherland
as Brother Thadeus
John Heard
as Brother Timothy
Andrew McCarthy
as Michael Dunn
Mary Stuart Masterson
as Danni
Kevin Dillon
as Rooney
Malcom Danare
as Caesar
Jennifer Dundas
as Boo
Kate Reid
as Grandma
Wallace Shawn
as Father Abruzzi
Jay Patterson
as Brother Constance
Philip Bosco
as Brother Paul
Patrick Dempsey
as Corbet
Stephen Geoffreys
as Williams
Al Cerullo
as Pilot
Richard Hamilton
as Grandpa
Sherry Steiner
as Social Worker
Christopher Durang
as Priest
Donald Breitman
as Brother Gregory
Yeardley Smith
as Cathleen
Vic Polizos
as Police Officer
Mel Winkler
as Willie
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Danni's Father
Nolan Carley
as Bartender
Kachina Myers
as Girl
Pamela Galvin
as Sister Thomasina
Jody Jensen
as Girl
John Bentley
as 1st Man
Dana Barron
as Janine
Ed Zang
as Confessor
George Anders
as Brother Augustus
Janice Fuller
as Passenger
Henry Fehren
as Priest Celebrant
Mary Koch
as Cafeteria Lady
William Eustace
as Brother William
Imogene Bliss
as Cook
Calvert Deforest
as Bridge Operator
Douglas Seale
as Brother Dominic

Crew

Michael Dinner
Director
Dan Wigutow
Producer
Mark Carliner
Producer
Kenneth Utt
Producer
Charles Purpura
Screenwriter
Miroslav Ondrícek
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen A. Rotter
Editor
Michael Molly
Production Designer
Robert Guerra
Art Director
Joseph G. Aulisi
Costume Designer
Howard Feuer
Casting
Jeremy Ritzer
Casting
Kenneth Utt
Production Manager
Carl Fullerton
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