Overview

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $50,907,234.00

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Release Information

  • December 12, 2008
    PG-13, Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

Cast 45

  1. Amy Adams

    Amy Adams
    Sister James

  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Father Brendan Flynn

  3. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier

  4. Viola Davis

    Viola Davis
    Mrs. Miller

  5. Alice Drummond

    Alice Drummond
    Sister Veronica

  6. Audrie Neenan

    Audrie Neenan
    Sister Raymond

  7. Susan Blommaert

    Susan Blommaert
    Mrs. Carson

  8. Carrie Preston

    Carrie Preston
    Christine Hurley

  9. John Costelloe

    John Costelloe
    Warren Hurley

  10. LC

    Lloyd Clay Brown
    Jimmy Hurley

  11. JF

    Joseph Foster
    Donald Miller

  12. MR

    Mike Roukis
    William London

  13. FS
  14. FD
  15. Paulie Litt

    Paulie Litt
    Tommy Conroy

  16. MM
  17. Bridget Megan Clark

    Bridget Megan Clark
    Noreen Horan

  18. Molly Chiffer
  19. Lydia Jordan
  20. Suzanne Hevner

    Suzanne Hevner
    Mrs. Kean

  21. Helen Stenborg

    Helen Stenborg
    Sister Teresa

  22. Tom Toner

    Tom Toner
    Monsignor Benedict

  23. MP

    Michael Puzzo
    Father Sherman

  24. Margery Beddow

    Margery Beddow
    Mrs. Shields

  25. Jack O'Connell

    Jack O'Connell
    Mr. McGuinn

  26. Marylouise Burke

    Marylouise Burke
    Mrs. Deakins

  27. AI

    Alannah Iacovano
    Girl in Church

  28. VS

    Valda Setterfield
    Parishioner

  29. GA

    Gerard Adimando
    Parishioner

  30. GA

    George Aloi
    Parishioner

  31. JP

    James P. Anderson
    Parishioner

  32. Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown
    Parishioner

  33. JC

    Jonathan Castillo
    Parishioner

  34. Jennifer Lauren DiBella
  35. SD

    Seth Donavan
    Parishioner

  36. Amanda Florian
  37. Brianna Leann Florian
  38. TA
  39. BH

    Brian Hopson
    Parishioner

  40. EL

    Evan Lewis
    Parishioner

  41. Bernadette Lords

    Bernadette Lords
    Parishioner

  42. Jenny Paul

    Jenny Paul
    Parishioner

  43. RS

    Robert Shulman
    Parishioner

  44. Felicia Tassone

    Felicia Tassone
    Parishioner

  45. Steph Van Vlack

    Steph Van Vlack
    Parishioner

Crew 26

Art

  1. DG

    David Gropman
    Production Design

  2. PR

    Peter Rogness
    Art Direction

  3. EC

    Ellen Christiansen
    Set Decoration

  4. ZB

    Zoran Blazevic
    Location Scout

  5. JS

    John Spady
    Location Scout

  6. MH

    Matthew H. Wiesner
    Location Scout

Camera

  1. Roger Deakins

    Roger Deakins
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. AR

    Ann Roth
    Costume Design

Crew

  1. MQ

    Michael Queen
    Compositors

  2. JL

    Jennifer Lane
    Post Production Supervisor

Directing

  1. John Patrick Shanley
  2. Dianne Dreyer

    Dianne Dreyer
    Script Supervisor

Editing

  1. DT

Production

  1. Scott Rudin

    Scott Rudin
    Producer

  2. CD

    Celia D. Costas
    Executive Producer

  3. MR

    Mark Roybal
    Producer

  4. NS

    Nora Skinner
    Associate Producer

  5. EC
  6. CD

    Celia D. Costas
    Unit Production Manager

  7. DD

    Deb Dyer
    Production Supervisor

  8. AR

    Amelia Rasche McCarthy
    Casting Associate

  9. JG

    Joe Guest
    Location Manager

  10. PW

    Patty Willett
    Production Coordinator

Sound

  1. Howard Shore

Writing

  1. John Patrick Shanley
  2. John Patrick Shanley

    John Patrick Shanley
    Theatre Play

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