Boys of St. Vincent, The (TV Movie) (1992)

Aka: Collège St. Vincent, Le ; Garçons de Saint-Vincent, Les (French titles)

Boys of St. Vincent, The
This movie is based on actual events, but it says it is not all about one specific incident. It documents St. Vincent's Orphanage in Canada, where many of the boys suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the brothers who run the facility. When the stories are surfaced and a police investigation is begun, religious and political groups work to silence the story to keep it from reaching the public.

Henry Czerny....Brother Peter Lavin
Johnny Morina....Kevin Reevey
Brian Dooley....Detective Noseworthy
Philip Dinn....Mike Finn
Brian Dodd....Steven Lunny
Ashley Billard....Brian Lunny
Jeremy Keefe....Mike Sproule
Jonathan Lewis....Eddie Linnane
Michael Wade....Brother MacLaverty
Greg Thomey....Brother Glackin
Alain Goulem....Brother Glynn
Ed Martin....Tom Kennedy
Maurice Podbrey....Archbishop
Sam Grana....Monsignor
Aidan Devine....Brother Michael Davitt
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This was an example of courageous television, attempting to portray recent events without flirting with libel. On the whole it was well done.

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