Calvary Movie

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Set in Sligo, Ireland, Calvary is a blackly comic drama about a good priest tormented by various member of his community.

Who's Involved:

Aidan Gillen, Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, M. Emmet Walsh, Domhnall Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh, Dylan Moran

Release Date:

Friday, August 1, 2014 (Limited)

sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

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Who stars in Calvary: Cast List

... Father James Lavelle

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" , "In the Heart of the Sea"  

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" , "Bridesmaids"  

"The Take" , "Eli"  

"Those Who Wish Me Dead" , "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"  

"Run, Fat Boy, Run" , "Shaun of the Dead"  

"Faith, Hope & Love" , "Youth in Revolt"  

"Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway" , "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"  

Who's making Calvary: Crew List

A look at the Calvary behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director John Michael McDonagh last directed War on Everyone and The Guard. The film's writer John Michael McDonagh last wrote War on Everyone and The Guard.

Production Company

Reprisal Films

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Production: What we know about Calvary?

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the blackly comedic drama Calvary.

Calvary Release Date: When was the film released?

Calvary was released in 2014 on Friday, August 1, 2014 (Limited release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Get On Up, Guardians of the Galaxy and What If.

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