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Two Catholic boarding school students (Dominic Guard and Dai Bradley) embark upon a carefully calculated campaign to drive their hated headmaster (Richard Burton) insane. The boys launch their scheme by cooking up the most bizarre and depraved of imaginary sins, then recite these infractions in the Confessional. This sadistic little game gets wildly out of hand, resulting in murder. It's a toss-up as to who is the most repulsive character; the headmaster or his two charges. One of a long line of 1970s stinkers barely redeemed by the presence of Richard Burton, Absolution was not released until 1988, long after Burton's death.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2002
UPC: 0798622020031
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Westlake
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:31:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Burton Father Goddard
Dominic Guard Benjamin Stanfield
Dai Bradley Arthur
Billy Connolly Blakey
Andrew Keir Headmaster
Willoughby Gray Brig. Gen. Walsh
James Ottaway Father Matthews
Jon Plowman Father Piers
Trevor Martin Gladstone
Sharon Duce Louella
Brian Glover First policeman
Dan Meaden Second policeman
Robert Addie Cawley
Hilda Fenemore Mrs. Hoskins
Preston Lockwood Fr. Hibbert
Hilary Mason Mrs. Froggatt
Robin Soans Fr. Henryson
Brook Williams Fr. Clarence

Technical Credits
Anthony Page Director
Alan Cluer Executive Producer
John Coquillon Cinematographer
Denis Holt Associate Producer
Elliott Kastner Producer
Natasha Kroll Producer,Production Designer
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Danny O'Donovan Producer
Georges Pappas Executive Producer
Anthony Shaffer Screenwriter
John Victor Smith Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Opening Credits [2:16]
3. A Man of Faith [6:43]
4. School [5:50]
5. A Stranger [4:07]
6. New Friend [7:37]
7. Secrets [4:44]
8. The Lies [7:14]
9. Committing a Sin [5:16]
10. A Joke on God [11:24]
11. Please Forgive Me! [8:36]
12. Twisted Stories [7:04]
13. Dyson [7:56]
14. Going Mad [7:08]
15. The Lost Sheep [8:03]
16. Ending Credits [1:16]

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