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Absolution (1978)

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95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend...See moreAt a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend Blakey and buried him in the forest. When Goddard investigates the matter, he finds a buried scarecrow. Goddard is outraged, but, due to the seal of confession, he knows he cannot expel Stanfield. Shortly after, Stanfield once again enters the confession booth, telling Goddard that what before was a practical joke, he has now made happen. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter. This time, he discovers Blakey's dead body. The plot soon thickens as Stanfield's fellow student Arthur Dyson mysteriously disappears... Written by Anonymous See less
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Updated Dec 31, 1978

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Jul 1, 1988 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Richard Burton
Father Goddard Father Goddard   See fewer
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Dominic Guard
Benjamin 'Benjie' Stanfield Benjamin 'Benjie' Stanfield   See fewer
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David Bradley
Arthur Dyson (as Dai Bradley) Arthur Dyson (as Dai Bradley)   See fewer
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Andrew Keir
Headmaster Headmaster   See fewer
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Willoughby Gray
Brigadier Walsh Brigadier Walsh   See fewer
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Preston Lockwood
Father Hibbert Father Hibbert   See fewer
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James Ottaway
Father Matthews Father Matthews   See fewer
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Brook Williams
Father Clarence Father Clarence   See fewer
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Jon Plowman
Father Piers Father Piers   See fewer
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Robin Soans
Father Henryson Father Henryson   See fewer
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Trevor Martin
Mr. Gladstone Mr. Gladstone   See fewer
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Sharon Duce
Louella Louella   See fewer
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Brian Glover
First Policeman First Policeman   See fewer
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Dan Meaden
Second Policeman Second Policeman   See fewer
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Hilary Mason
Miss Froggatt Miss Froggatt   See fewer
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Hilda Fenemore
Mrs. Hoskins Mrs. Hoskins   See fewer
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Robert Addie
Cawley Cawley   See fewer
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Kevin Hart
Peterson Peterson   See fewer
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Philip Leake
Gregory Gregory   See fewer
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Michael Munn
Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,002 votes