Deliver Us from Evil (2006 film)

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Deliver Us from Evil
Deliver us from evil.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byAmy J. Berg
Produced byAmy J. Berg
Matthew Cooke
Frank Donner
Hermass Lassalle
Written byAmy J. Berg
StarringThomas P. Doyle
Ann Marie Jyono
Mr and Mrs Bob Jyono
Adam and Becky M
Nancy Sloan
Oliver O'Grady
Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea
Music byJoseph Arthur
Mick Harvey
CinematographyJacob Kusk
Jens Schlosser
Editing byMatthew Cooke
StudioDisarming Films
Distributed byLionsgate
Release dates
  • October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13)
Running time101 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$327,205
 
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Deliver Us from Evil
Deliver us from evil.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byAmy J. Berg
Produced byAmy J. Berg
Matthew Cooke
Frank Donner
Hermass Lassalle
Written byAmy J. Berg
StarringThomas P. Doyle
Ann Marie Jyono
Mr and Mrs Bob Jyono
Adam and Becky M
Nancy Sloan
Oliver O'Grady
Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea
Music byJoseph Arthur
Mick Harvey
CinematographyJacob Kusk
Jens Schlosser
Editing byMatthew Cooke
StudioDisarming Films
Distributed byLionsgate
Release dates
  • October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13)
Running time101 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$327,205

Deliver Us from Evil is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Amy J. Berg which tells the true story of Catholic priest Oliver O'Grady, who admitted to having molested and raped approximately 25 children in Northern California between the late 1970s and early 1990s.[1] The film won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, losing to An Inconvenient Truth.[2] The title refers to a line in the Lord's Prayer.

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The film chronicles O'Grady's years as a priest in Northern California, where he committed his crimes. After being convicted of child molestation and serving seven years in prison, O'Grady was deported to his native Ireland, where Berg interviewed him in 2005. Additionally, the film presents trial documents, videotaped depositions, and interviews with activists, theologians, psychologists, and lawyers which suggest that not only were Church officials aware of O'Grady's crimes, they actively took steps to conceal them.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

The Irish Independent criticized Berg for filming children in Ireland without their knowledge.[5]

The film was very well received by critics, earning a 100 percent "Fresh" critics rating from Rotten Tomatoes,[6] making the site's listing as the best-reviewed film of 2006.[7]

After the documentary was shown on Dutch national TV in April 2010, members of a parish in Schiedam recognized O'Grady as an active volunteer in the parish until January 2010. His background was unknown to the parishioners. Apart from that he was active in the Netherlands as an organizer of children's parties.[8]

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