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      Saint Ralph

      PG-13 Released Aug 5, 2005 1h 38m Comedy Drama List
      65% Tomatometer 68 Reviews 85% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings The year 1954 finds teen outcast Ralph Walker (Adam Butcher) getting in trouble at the Catholic school he attends in Ontario, Canada. When the headmaster (Gordon Pinsent) catches Ralph smoking, he puts the boy on the school's cross-county team to force him to put his time to better use. When Ralph discovers that his hospitalized mother has slipped into a coma, he decides to run in the Boston Marathon, hoping that, if he wins, God will grant him a miracle and make his mother well again. Read More Read Less

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      Saint Ralph is an amiable tear-jerker that walks a fine line between being inspirational and being hokum.

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      Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Rated: 3/5 May 13, 2009 Full Review Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 2/5 Aug 28, 2005 Full Review Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune Canadian writer-director Michael McGowan has packed it so full of earnestness that viewers end up jogging along. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 25, 2005 Full Review Jason Gorber Film Scouts The heart of the film and ensemble, however, is Adam Butcher. If there's any justice, this guy could have a hell of a career. Highly recommended. Rated: A- Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Bruce Feld Film Journal International What writer-director Michael McGowan has pulled off is a bit of a miracle. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Carolyn Arends Christianity Today For the jaded moviegoer, here's a little film that just might restore your faith -- in movies and a whole lot more. Rated: 3/4 Oct 2, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Cork B I am not sure why this is set in the 50s other than maybe the writer is recalling growing up in a catholic school? Despite all the overt Catholic trappings, the film does not seem particularly religious - in fact there is an anti-religious undertoe. Anyway, there is this kid that has to win the Boston Marathon so Santa Claus will give him a miracle and get his mother out of a coma. Yes, I said that with a straight face. Everything you think will happen in this feel good comedy will pretty much indeed happen. Stock cast of extras, nothing special there. And yet, this film is so earnest and upbeat, it can't help but tug on your heartstrings. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review isla s This is a light and easy watch, even though the plot features a boy who has a mother in a coma. Yes its about miracles and its based in a somewhat strict religious school but the tone of the film is more about hope, determination and the like, than anything else. It is really quite cheesy on one level but that's not necessarily an entirely bad thing. Its amusing at times and its I enjoyed it overall, so yes, I suppose I would recommend it, if your ok with a bit of cheese, it might even make you smile. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review daniel w A Hidden Gem! One of my Favorite Movies Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed it . Good story . (How much is true ? ) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/21 Full Review Audience Member Well done with a suburb lead actor. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member My favorite movie love watching this move Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The year 1954 finds teen outcast Ralph Walker (Adam Butcher) getting in trouble at the Catholic school he attends in Ontario, Canada. When the headmaster (Gordon Pinsent) catches Ralph smoking, he puts the boy on the school's cross-county team to force him to put his time to better use. When Ralph discovers that his hospitalized mother has slipped into a coma, he decides to run in the Boston Marathon, hoping that, if he wins, God will grant him a miracle and make his mother well again.
      Director
      Michael McGowan
      Producer
      Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean, Michael Souther
      Screenwriter
      Michael McGowan
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Company
      Production Co
      Alliance Atlantis Communications
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sensual Content|Partial Nudity)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 5, 2005, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 11, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $795.1K
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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