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Forgive Me Father (2001)

A ruthless mob hit-man, has been living a new life in Canada as a Priest after faking his own death. However he must come out of hiding to avenge his brother's death.


Ivan Rogers




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Rogers ... Father Virgil Garrett
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Izzy Goldman
Charles Napier ... Frank Ransom
Chris Elbert Chris Elbert ... Tony Ransom
Jeff Bass Jeff Bass ... Mike Ransom
Alexander Hill Alexander Hill ... Clarence Garrett
Jack Rooney Jack Rooney ... George Haney
Rebecca O'Gorman Rebecca O'Gorman ... Lt. Lena Sohms
Stephen Jon Cohen Stephen Jon Cohen ... Detective Gil Lansing
John E. Blazier John E. Blazier ... Father Allston
Brad Griffiths Brad Griffiths ... Detective Jacobs
Derrick Perkins Derrick Perkins ... Nigerian Leader
K.A. Killebrew K.A. Killebrew ... Nigerian #1
Guy Camara Guy Camara ... Nigerian #2
James Penn James Penn ... Nigerian #3


"Forgive Me Father" tells the story of Virgil Garrett, an intensely frightening, yet strangely sympathetic and sublime character. Garrett was once a ruthless and feared hit man for organized crime boss, Frank Ransom (played by Charles Napier), until he faked his own death, to get out of the "business". Unbeknownst to almost everyone, Virgil Garrett has spent the past twelve years living and working in Canada as a Roman Catholic priest. Now, a mysterious message brings Garrett back from the "dead", like a dragon woken from a long sleep. He learns that his brother Clarence (played by Alexander Hill), has been senselessly murdered, gunned down by Frank Ransom's cocksure son, Tony (played by Chris Elbert), and four of his criminal cohorts. Garrett now makes a transformation and returns to his old ways, but with a different purpose. He is now the personification of retribution with a Bible in his hand and a divine wrath in his heart. Caught up in Garrett's reprisal are three figures from ... Written by The Myriad Entertainment Group, LLC

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It's time to meet your Maker... and the ultimate instrument of judgment!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, and for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »






Release Date:

10 May 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

On Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Bloomington, Indiana, USA See more »


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The gun that Father Virgil Garrett (Ivan Rogers) uses is a Glock 17 semi-automatic 9mm with silencer. See more »


Father Virgil Garrett: Mrs. Marshall, I want to know where your husband is, and it is important you understand that if you don't tell me, I will kill you, I will kill your dog, I will kill your children.
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Quia Respexit
by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Forgive Me Father's Virgil Garrett delivers power-packed deathblows to his foes.
31 March 2001 | by SknnrSkeeSee all my reviews

"Forgive Me Father" is all about payback and retribution. If you're the type of person who can think outside the box, you'll enjoy the anti-hero Virgil Garrett taking it to the thugs who "smoked" his younger brother. Not your typical good guy/bad guy film, but entertaining and worth watching.

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