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Last Rites (1988)

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Father Michael Pace
Daphne Zuniga ... Angela
Chick Vennera ... Nuzo
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Zena
Dane Clark ... Don Carlo
Paul Dooley ... Father Freddie
Vassili Lambrinos Vassili Lambrinos ... Tío
Adrian Paul ... Tony
Deborah Pratt ... Robin Dwyer
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Lt. Jericho (as Tony Di Benedetto)
Christine Poor Christine Poor ... Teri
Al Rodrigo ... Luis De Vega (as Al Rodriguez)
Jack Hallett Jack Hallett ... Officer Reardon
Louis Gigante Louis Gigante ... Bishop Frascati (as Father Louis Gigante)
Ibi Kaufman Ibi Kaufman ... Theresa
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A New York priest with blood ties to the Mafia uses the auspices of the Church to protect the mistress of a murdered Mafia Don--who is being hunted by hitmen in the employ of her lover's widow. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Passion. Betrayal. Revenge. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ritual de Sangue See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$426,965
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Donald P. Bellisario: Man getting out of the taxi cab that Angela and Father Freddie take, about 63 minutes into the movie. See more »

Goofs

Gun used at the beginning by Zena ('Anne Twomey') to gun down her husband Geno (Roberto Corbo) has a silencer on it, but the gunshots are not silenced - in fact they are loud like normal gunshots. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

ALL OF MY LIFE
Music by Bruce Broughton
Lyrics by Deborah Pratt
Performed by Deborah Pratt
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Offensive for all the wrong reasons
30 January 2006 | by williamecookSee all my reviews

You would think that with the mob, the Catholic church, machine guns, hookers, hit men (and women), full-frontal nudity, screaming inside a church, the lead actress crying that "I'm a whore!", a stuttering priest and a uniformly attractive cast that there'd be a reason to get excited about this thing. Alas, you'll only be disappointed unless, like me, you want to see it because you've heard only bad.

Although it's shot in a made-for-TV style, there a couple of interesting camera shots (set in Mexico) and even a moment or two where there's promise of the story kicking in. Unfortunately, after the first ten minutes or so it's too late to recover.

Poorly written, poorly acted, poorly conceived. If it had been just a little worse, it could actually be good. Otherwise, you can find a better way to spend a couple hours of your life.


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