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Father Damien: The Leper Priest

Father Damien: The Leper Priest(1980)

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Brief Synopsis

The dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony cast Ken Howard in the title role as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen, who had just died and to whose memory this film is dedicated. Nominated for Emmy Awards were Peter Matz f

Cast & Crew

Steven Gethers Director
Ken Howard Father Damien
William Daniels Bishop Koeckemann
Mike Farrell William Robertson
Wilfrid Hyde-White Bishop Maigret
Sydney Lassick Superintendent Rudolph Meyer
Logan Ramsey Captain Sweeney
David Ogden Stiers Dr Arthur Mouritz
Alan Chappuis Father Montiton
Marion Yue Nalani
Roger Bowen Prime Minister Gibson
Irene Tsu Kaipo
John O'Leary Father Leonor
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1980 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, Mgm/Ua Studio Facilities .....Production Company, Nbc Entertainment .....Network
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  • Damien the Leper Priest (1980)

    James Higgins 2010-07-05

    Well meaning, but the acting wasn't convincing and it is too obviously made for television. It's easy enough to watch, but it is not a movie I am... MORE>

  • A POWERFUL MOVIE

    Ada Bello 2008-04-18

    I saw this movie in Molokai, HI, on PBS, during the centennial celebration of Father Damien's: 1988 or 1989. It left a very deep impression on me... MORE>