Heaven Help Us [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 21494511
  • Release Date: 05/21/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)


Heaven Help Us
Charles Purpura scribed this semi-autobiographical tale about his experiences in a Brooklyn Catholic school of 1965. The film focuses on several Catholic school boys who get into ever increasing amounts of trouble with the presiding priests of the Catholic school, St. Basil's. Andrew McCarthy plays Michael Dunn, a newly arrived student who latches onto the class egghead Caesar (Malcolm Danare), who is constantly picked on by the class bully Rooney (Kevin Dillon). Rooney intimidates Michael and Caesar to become his erstwhile chums and, along with a few other quiet students, they receive corporal punishment for minor infractions, disrupting communion and confession and, ultimately, their antics inspire changes in the strict school hierarchy. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Donald Sutherland
    Donald Sutherland - Brother Thadeus
  • John Heard
    John Heard - Brother Timothy
  • Andrew McCarthy
    Andrew McCarthy - Michael Dunn
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
    Mary Stuart Masterson - Danni
  • Kevin Dillon
    Kevin Dillon - Rooney

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Glad I Didn't Have to Go to Catholic School


    My dad went to a Catholic High School that ran similar to the one in this movie. Boy, am I glad I didn't have to go to one, and this movie will show you why. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The movie for any 80's movie buff.

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    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie.


    This movie will make you glad that you didnt have to go to a catholic school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good


    This is a good movie and the cast does a really good job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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