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Sleazebags, fundamentalists, and a maybe saint would seem to make for a surefire success in this easygoing adaptation of the offbeat Elmore Leonard novel. And while individual scenes and performances shine, the film doesn't completely hang together. Young Juvenal (Ulrich) is a former monk, now working at an L.A. alcohol rehab center, who possesses the stigmata and seems to have an authentic gift for healing. Naturally, this brings the crazies and the scammers out of the woodwork, including former preacher Bill Hill (Walken), whose partner (Fonda) falls for the lad, and paramilitary religious fanatic August Murray (Arnold).

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Available on Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Religion, L.A., Books to Film: Elmore Leonard, Scams, Stings & Cons
Screenplay
Paul Schrader
Cast
Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Tom Arnold, Gina Gershon, Lolita (David) Davidovich, Paul Mazursky, Janeane Garofalo, John Doe, Conchata Ferrell, Mason Adams, Breckin Meyer, Anthony Zerbe
Cinematography
Edward Lachman
Director
Paul Schrader
Music
David Grohl
Producer
Lilia Cazes, Fida Attieh, Lumiere, United Artists, MGM Home Entertainment

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