Spotlight


Spotlight

Overview:

The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child abuse and the cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Votes 2656 (7.8/10)

Runtime: 128 minutes

Release Date 2015-11-06

Budget: $20,000,000.00

Revenue: $88,346,473.00

Website: Link

Tagline: Break the story. Break the silence.

Production company:

  • Universal Pictures
  • Participant Media
  • Anonymous Content
  • Rocklin / Faust
  • First Look Media

Production country:

  • Canada
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • History

Trailer

Further Information

Michael Rezendes
Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
Walter "Robby" Robinson
Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
Sacha Pfeiffer
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
Marty Baron
Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
Ben Bradlee Jr.
John Slattery
John Slattery
Mitchell Garabedian
Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
Matt Carroll
Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
Steve Kurkjian
Gene Amoroso
Gene Amoroso
Eric Macleish
Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
Eileen McNamara
Maureen Keiller
Maureen Keiller
Richard Sipe (voice, uncredited)
Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
Peter Conley
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyle
Cardinal Law
Len Cariou
Len Cariou
Phil Saviano
Neal Huff
Neal Huff
Joe Crowley
Michael Cyril Creighton
Michael Cyril Creighton
Judge Sweeney
Laurie Heineman
Laurie Heineman
Principal Bill Kemeza
Tim Progosh
Tim Progosh
Barbara
Elena Wohl
Elena Wohl
Peter Canellos
Doug Murray
Doug Murray
Helen Donovan
Sharon McFarlane
Sharon McFarlane
Jim Sullivan
Jamey Sheridan
Jamey Sheridan
Court Clerk Mark
Robert B. Kennedy
Robert B. Kennedy
Hansi Kalkofen
Duane Murray
Duane Murray
Paul Burke
Brian Chamberlain
Brian Chamberlain
Richard Gilman
Michael Countryman
Michael Countryman
Young Cop
Tim Whalen
Tim Whalen
Cop in Coffee Shop
Martin Roach
Martin Roach
Sports Editor
Brad Borbridge
Brad Borbridge
Bishop
Don Allison
Don Allison
Linda
Patty Ross
Patty Ross
Garabedian's Receptionist
Paloma Nuñez
Paloma Nuñez
Judge Volterra
Robert Clarke
Robert Clarke
Jack Dunn
Gary Galone
Gary Galone
Jon Albano
David Fraser
David Fraser
Receptionist at Judge's Chambers
Paulette Sinclair
Paulette Sinclair
Guest List Woman
Elena Juatco
Elena Juatco
Maryetta Dussourd
Nancy Villone
Nancy Villone
Female Editor
Wendy Merry McCarthy
Wendy Merry McCarthy
Intern
Siobhan Murphy
Siobhan Murphy
Sacha's Grandmother
Eileen Padua
Eileen Padua
Middle Age Priest at St. Peter's
Darrin Baker
Darrin Baker
Older Cop
Joe Stapleton
Joe Stapleton
Patrick McSorley
James LeBlanc
James LeBlanc
Waiter at Gala
Neion George
Neion George
Wilson Rogers
Laurie Murdoch
Laurie Murdoch
Intern Wanda
Zarrin Darnell-Martin
Zarrin Darnell-Martin
Young Reporter
Krista Morin
Krista Morin
Jim's Wife
Paula Barrett
Paula Barrett
Stewart
Mairtin O'Carrigan
Mairtin O'Carrigan
Herald Reporter Quimby
Rob de Leeuw
Rob de Leeuw
Jane Paquin
Nancy E. Carroll
Nancy E. Carroll
Kevin
Anthony Paolucci
Anthony Paolucci
Lisa Tuite
Michele Proude
Michele Proude
Ronald Paquin
Richard O'Rourke
Richard O'Rourke
Clerk O'Brian
Dennis Lynch
Dennis Lynch
Sheila
Stefanie Drummond
Stefanie Drummond
Weeping Man
Mark McGrinder
Mark McGrinder
Rectory Priest
Richard Fitzpatrick
Richard Fitzpatrick
Disgruntled Man
Tom Driscoll
Tom Driscoll
Library Security
Jeffrey Samai
Jeffrey Samai
Woman Interviewee
Moira Driscoll
Moira Driscoll
Angry Man
Forrest Weber
Forrest Weber
Older Southie Woman
Doreen Spencer
Doreen Spencer
Receptionist
Janet Pinnick
Janet Pinnick
Receptionist
Shannon McDonough
Shannon McDonough
Girl at Garabedian's
Shannon Ruth
Shannon Ruth
Boy at Garabedian's
Daniel Ruth
Daniel Ruth
Mother at Garabedian's
Jennifer Ruth
Jennifer Ruth
Bad Priest
Timothy Mooney
Timothy Mooney
Boston Globe Security Guard
Bruce-Robert Serafin
Bruce-Robert Serafin
Angry Man's Sister
Donna Sue Jahier
Donna Sue Jahier
Red Sox Announcer
Edward Brickley
Edward Brickley
Pedestrian (uncredited)
John Franchi
John Franchi
Middle Aged Man
Brett Cramp
Brett Cramp
Costume Supervisor
Robyn Rosenberg
Robyn Rosenberg
Director
Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
Writer
Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
Director of Photography
Masanobu Takayanagi
Masanobu Takayanagi
Writer
Josh Singer
Josh Singer
Editor
Tom McArdle
Tom McArdle
Original Music Composer
Howard Shore
Howard Shore
Costume Design
Wendy Chuck
Wendy Chuck
Production Design
Stephen H. Carter
Stephen H. Carter
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Jonathan King
Jonathan King
Executive Producer
Pierre Omidyar
Pierre Omidyar
Executive Producer
Michael Bederman
Michael Bederman
Executive Producer
Bard Dorros
Bard Dorros
Executive Producer
Josh Singer
Josh Singer
Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg
Tom Ortenberg
Executive Producer
Peter Lawson
Peter Lawson
Executive Producer
Xavier Marchand
Xavier Marchand
Producer
Michael Sugar
Michael Sugar
Producer
Steve Golin
Steve Golin
Producer
Nicole Rocklin
Nicole Rocklin
Producer
Blye Pagon Faust
Blye Pagon Faust
Co-Producer
Kate Churchill
Kate Churchill
Co-Producer
Youtchi von Lintel
Youtchi von Lintel
Associate Producer
David Mizner
David Mizner
Casting
Kerry Barden
Kerry Barden
Casting
John Buchan
John Buchan
Casting
Jason Knight
Jason Knight
Casting
Paul Schnee
Paul Schnee
Casting Associate
Matt Bouldry
Matt Bouldry
Casting Associate
Joey Montenarello
Joey Montenarello
Casting Associate
Adam Richards
Adam Richards
Casting Associate
Maura Smith
Maura Smith
Assistant Costume Designer
Renee Fontana
Renee Fontana
Costume Supervisor
Kathleen Meade
Kathleen Meade
Costume Supervisor
Virginia Johnson
Virginia Johnson
Set Costumer
Taryn Walsh
Taryn Walsh
Script Supervisor
Dug Rotstein
Dug Rotstein
Script Supervisor
Jenna Dayton
Jenna Dayton
Camera Operator
Henry Tirl
Henry Tirl
First Assistant Camera
Greg Wimer
Greg Wimer
First Assistant Camera
Patrick Stepien
Patrick Stepien
First Assistant Camera
Joseph Micomonaco
Joseph Micomonaco
Steadicam Operator
Gilles Corbeil
Gilles Corbeil
Still Photographer
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Still Photographer
Seacia Pavao
Seacia Pavao
Gaffer
Morris Flam
Morris Flam
Gaffer
Tom Starnes
Tom Starnes
Rigging Gaffer
Jason Dodds
Jason Dodds
Rigging Gaffer
James R. Mitchell
James R. Mitchell
Rigging Grip
Daryl Richardson
Daryl Richardson
CG Supervisor
Ahmed Shehata
Ahmed Shehata
Visual Effects Editor
Brandon Terry
Brandon Terry
Visual Effects Coordinator
Kayla Cabral
Kayla Cabral
Visual Effects Editor
Mike Barber
Mike Barber
Visual Effects Producer
Neishaw Ali
Neishaw Ali
Visual Effects Producer
Christa Tazzeo
Christa Tazzeo
Visual Effects Supervisor
Colin Davies
Colin Davies
Music Editor
Chad Birmingham
Chad Birmingham
Music Editor
Jennifer Dunnington
Jennifer Dunnington
Music Supervisor
Mary Ramos
Mary Ramos
Dialogue Editor
Branka Mrkic
Branka Mrkic
Foley
Marko A. Costanzo
Marko A. Costanzo
Foley
Frank Kern
Frank Kern
Sound Designer
Paul Hsu
Paul Hsu
Art Department Coordinator
Dusty Reeves
Dusty Reeves
Art Direction
Michaela Cheyne
Michaela Cheyne
Set Decoration
Vanessa Knoll
Vanessa Knoll
Set Decoration
Shane Vieau
Shane Vieau
Hair Department Head
Karola Dirnberger
Karola Dirnberger
Hairstylist
Kelly Shanks
Kelly Shanks
Key Hair Stylist
Cathy Shibley
Cathy Shibley
Key Hair Stylist
Brenda McNally
Brenda McNally
Makeup Department Head
Jordan Samuel
Jordan Samuel
Makeup Artist
Niki Pleau
Niki Pleau
Makeup Artist
Patricia Keighran
Patricia Keighran
Makeup Artist
Mario Cacioppo
Mario Cacioppo
Digital Intermediate
Philippe Majdalani
Philippe Majdalani
First Assistant Editor
Andrew Pang
Andrew Pang
First Assistant Director
Walter Gasparovic
Walter Gasparovic
Set Designer
William Cheng
William Cheng
Property Master
Christopher Geggie
Christopher Geggie
Set Designer
John MacNeil
John MacNeil
Set Dresser
Karl Denniston Brown
Karl Denniston Brown
Set Dresser
Nathan Alexander Kirk
Nathan Alexander Kirk
Set Dresser
Don McQueen
Don McQueen
Set Dresser
Jeff Poulis
Jeff Poulis
Set Dresser
Toni Wong
Toni Wong
Sound Effects Editor
Heather Gross
Heather Gross
ADR Editor
Marissa Littlefield
Marissa Littlefield
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy
Visual Effects Coordinator
Edward Hanrahan
Edward Hanrahan
Stunt Coordinator
Bobby Beckles
Bobby Beckles
Stunt Coordinator
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
Stunt Coordinator
Branko Racki
Branko Racki
Production Coordinator
Elspeth Cassar
Elspeth Cassar
Dialect Coach
Stephen Gabis
Stephen Gabis
Dialect Coach
Jessica Drake
Jessica Drake

Reno

> Uncovering the sins committed by whom the millions of people believe in. A documentary film would show the real faces of those offenders to shame them. That's the reason I desperately wanted it to be a documentary, then I would have definitely given a maximum mark. There's no complaint about this movie, but adaptation means fakes acting, fake settings and awards goes to non real achievers. Anyway, this movie kind looked a semi documentary and liked the way it was made. The movie exposed a very important scandal. If something is open for a debate in the US means, the rest of the world would follow the same route. That's where this theme was inspired by. It all begins with a group of journalists from the Boston Globe with their new editor instruct them to research on sexual abuse of children by priests. So their lead only gets bigger and puts them to recover more evidence in order to publish. How they come up with the story that shake up not only the nation, but the entire world is the remaining. A collection of bunch fine performances. There's no lead actors in this. Everyone is in the supporting roles. Out of 6, it got nominated both male and female in the category of supporting role for the Academy Awards. I am very disappointed, Mark Ruffalo's performance in 'Infinitely Polar Bear' deserved another nominee. Anyway, this 15 year old story still looks a hot topic. It was a great comeback for the director after critics assaulted him with their words for his previous film 'The Cobbler' only to show their rage on Sandler. It is a must-must see. Beware, is is not your weekend entertainer, but based on the real. 8/10

Andres Gomez

Spotlight story is interesting and has a good cast which performs very well, but the feeling of the story is flat. First, they are talking about abuses to children but you feel almost the whole time that they are following the lead of any other story almost as bureaucrats. There is not much of sensitivity put into the matter. Second, they are exposing a huge case of system "missbehavior" (to say the least) in the Catholic Church hierarchy and you see how the whole city of Boston is treating this institution with great care. Then, this movie is about showing to the world how the exposition was done and the treatment to the Catholic Church is almost as exquisite as the one that has enabled this institution to hide all this cases. For gods sake! These people are criminals covering the crimes of even bigger criminals and it seems like we still cannot face them and tell them clearly and to their faces the horrible things they have tolerated and hidden.

mattwilde123

This was a very shocking and well made film. It is about the scandal involving a cover-up of Catholic priests molesting children in the Boston area. I was surprised with the delicate nature of the film's script and how well it was handled. It had a very solid ensemble cast which helped make the film moving and horrific in parts. I am glad that a film like this won Best Picture at the Academy Awards as it had a very important message (even if I was rooting for 'The Revenant'). ★★★★

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