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The Father Clements Story (1987)

In this provocative made-for-television drama, an African-American Chicago priest takes on the Catholic church during his fight to adopt a troubled teen and save him from life on the streets.

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Edwin Sherin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Father Clements
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Joey
Ron McLarty ... O'Hare
Leon ... Ice
Rosetta LeNoire ... Mrs. Clements
Glenn Plummer
Bruce A. Young
Phil Locker Phil Locker
Carroll O'Connor ... Cardinal Cody
Zaid Farid Zaid Farid
Pat Bowye Pat Bowye
Bob Breuler Bob Breuler
Pat Billingsley
Al Nuti Al Nuti
Antoine Roshell Antoine Roshell
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In this provocative made-for-television drama, an African-American Chicago priest takes on the Catholic church during his fight to adopt a troubled teen and save him from life on the streets.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Attitude See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good made for TV film
23 March 2002 | by smitheeallenSee all my reviews

This is a good made for tv film about a real life African American priest (played by Louise Gosset, Jr.)that marches to his own toon. He has a tendency to drive the archbishop of his diocese (played by the late Carroll O'Connor). He really drives the bishop up the wall when he adopts an orphaned teenager ("The Cosby Shows's" Malcolm-Jamal Warner). He does this because he wants to get orphans off the street (many wind up in gangs) and cannot get people in his parish to do it until he does it. His biggest challenge is to keep his adopted son out of the gangs. This is a worthwhile movie to watch.


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