Last Rites 1988 R

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In this volatile thriller, a Catholic priest's (Tom Berenger) orderly world explodes with violence and eroticism when he offers protection to a woman hunted by the mob (Daphne Zuniga).

Starring:
Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

Last Rites

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Genres Thriller, Romance, Action
Director Donald P. Bellisario
Starring Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga
Supporting actors Chick Vennera, Anne Twomey, Dane Clark, Paul Dooley, Vassili Lambrinos, Adrian Paul, Deborah Pratt, Tony DiBenedetto, Christine Poor, Al Rodrigo, Jack Hallett, Louis Gigante, Ibi Kaufman, Frank Patton, Maurizio Benazzo, Roberto Corbo, Leslie Arnett, Ernesto González
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Tom Berenger is such a good actor.
Roxy
Maybe it is just a woman's movie;maybe it is Berenger's sex appeal, but it is one of his better movies, I feel.
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I saw this movie on cable years ago & loved it so much I wanted the video.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 12, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is about a priest who is the son of the head of a mafia family. Of course he cannot walk in his father's footsteps, so his sister tries to take the lead. The movie has an excellent plot with a suprise ending. It's well worth seeing.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I own this video; I am on a fixed income so have to choose my purchases VERY carefully. I saw this movie on cable years ago & loved it so much I wanted the video. I love "sleazy" movies [in the old days classified as "film noir"]--mystery, intrigue, plot twists, "good vs. evil," suspense, plot twists & turns]... This movie has all those elements + good acting [I was young when Dane Clark was in his hey-day but have always liked him], Tom Berenger [good in both drama, thrillers & comedy], Daphne Zuniga [CONVINCING damsel-in-distress/victim] & Anne Twomey [I'd never heard of her before this!--MOST capably "playing her part well; there all the honor lies"]. I only wish Donald P. Bellisario would have directed MORE FILMS in this genre. If you like modern-day film noir with a mafia, gangster flavor, you will LOVE this movie. It's not well-known or highly-tauted by the critics, but it's one of my favorites & well-worth the investment.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 2000
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Tom Berenger in one of his best roles. He's very convincing as a priest. His "imagination" is something the viewer can relate to easily. The characters are engaging as the plot twists and turns, with a fitting ending. A very entertaining film; for both men and women.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By skunktrain on December 15, 2002
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Another vote for "guilty pleasure". This movie was implausable, a bit tacky, tawdry, but I enjoyed it anyway. An entertaining yarn. Just don't expect to feel too edified at the end of the movie! It's over-melodramatic typical B-movie fare. Also, some people might be upset by the filmmakers' obvious agenda to get a priest involved in a love affair. And let's face it, we all can tell that this is where the film is headed from the beginning.
The main stars, Tom Berenger and Daphne Zuniga are fine. Tom Berenger always does well as the handsome, tormented and conflicted hero; Daphne Zuniga was very pretty, but I was little confused about her role. There were elements of sleaze to her part (the first scene she's in certainly qualifies) and maybe she's not the best actress for sleaze. I haven't quite made up my mind about that. But still, she was capable enough.
If you are a fan of either Berenger or Zuniga, and don't mind a somewhat tacky, implausable B-movie, you'll get a kick out of this film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Henderson on July 2, 2008
Format: VHS Tape
A man is murdered while cheating on his wife. The mistress sees the whole thing and is on the run because the killer wants no witnesses. The man's family is a crime syndicate run by a chilling old man. His brother, played by Berenger, is a priest who comes across the beautiful and sensual mistress and tries to help her as he fights the temptation not to touch her. There is a lot of action and guts, with twists that leave you guessing until the shocking end!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 2001
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I own this video; I am on a fixed income so have to choose my purchases VERY carefully. I saw this movie on cable years ago & loved it so much I wanted the video. I love "sleazy" movies [in the old days classified as "film noir"]--mystery, intrigue, plot twists, "good vs. evil," suspense, plot twists & turns]... This movie has all those elements + good acting [I was young when Dane Clark was in his hey-day but have always liked him], Tom Berenger [good in both drama, thrillers & comedy], Daphne Zuniga [CONVINCING damsel-in-distress/victim] & Anne Twomey [I'd never heard of her before this!--MOST capably "playing her part well; there all the honor lies"]. I only wish Donald P. Bellisario would have directed MORE FILMS in this genre. If you like modern-day film noir with a mafia, gangster flavor, you will LOVE this movie. It's not well-known or highly-tauted by the critics, but it's one of my favorites & well-worth the investment.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Terran on June 13, 2001
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I had read years ago this movie was dumped straight to video without a theatrical release, and it seems strange because of how many really bad movies out there get released, but this one is decidedly a guilty pleasure. You can't take it seriously, it's just like most *rebel* or *mafia* movies, it's a lot of fun. In this instance, having the only son of a mafia don (termed "godfather" in the movie, which was going way too far) becoming a priest, and with a strong hint of the sensational reason behind that motivation, it becomes even more interesting as his former brother-in-law's girlfriend comes under his protection and his vow of celebacy is seriously shaken. Actually Freud would have had a field day with this movie. The problem with it, actually, is not enough of the characters - particularly the family itself - is seen interracting with each other so we have a fuller history of the family's relationships and the internal workings of the organization. A rather satisfactory finish, but one could have wished for a sequel or more drawn-out ending. Another problem is star Berenger looks considerably older (and somewhat out-of-shape) than his 33-year-old character should be.
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