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Ambitious priest John Flaherty (Christopher Reeve) is thrilled to have received a post at the Vatican, but arrives to find the church in financial disarray. Undaunted, he partners with the local Mafia to sell cigarettes on the black market. The plan works well enough that his superiors turn a blind eye, and Flaherty is emboldened to take even greater risks. Attracted to a postulant nun named Clara (Geneviève Bujold), he disguises himself as an army officer in order to seduce her.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Perry
Screenwriter: Abraham Polonsky, Wendell Mayes
Cast: Christopher Reeve
Genevieve Bujold
Fernando Rey
Jason Miller
Joe Cortese
Adolfo Celi
Leonardo Cimino
Tomas Milian
Robert Prosky
Joe Pantoliano