«This very original supernatural spin on the detective thriller begins with a malevolent priest pulling out a gun and shooting a young boy. This appears not to be the first time he's done this and two cops are assigned to the case. They can't understand why they've been assigned because neither of them works in homicide, both are in the less prestigious violent crime department. They are told by their boss that homicide doesn't have any detectives available and that they'll have to do. "That's bullshit!" exclaims our main protagonist Falcone - and I was in complete agreement with him, surely they could reassign somebody from homicide for a serial killer case ... (there's a good reason though which I won't give away)
That's the setup - so far, so run-of-the-mill cop drama ... but if I tell you that Satan and Armageddon and even the Whore of Babylon are somehow involved, I'm sure you'll agree that you just have to see this!
I'm not going to spoil any of it though, you'll just have to watch it - there's plenty of twists in store, I can tell you that much. You'll also be treated to some great visual effects in part IV when the story reaches its climax.
Throughout the series, there's some great exchanges between Falcone and Father Hooker - one character is utterly convinced of his mission for God, the other is completely skeptical; at times Falcone is almost like a sarcastic comedian to Hooker's straight man - there's good chemistry between the two.
Falcone gets all the best lines - in one episode, after listening to what he sees as gibberish from one character, he headbutts them, "What was it Mike Tyson said? They all have a plan until they get hit!" ...
... but that's just an indicator of the outstanding quality of writing that this series is steeped in.
Last Rites is very absorbing to watch, easily defying its 100 minute total running time - some achievement!
It led to several excellent spin-offs from other directors»
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Description: ***Note: This movie contains some strong language....it's not gratuitous, but it is realistic....if it bothers you, you've been warned*** Amen is the fourth and final film in the Last Rites mini-series. It was preceded by In Nomine Patris, Et Fille, and Et Spiritus Sancti. Can the end of the world be averted? There are powerful forces arrayed against Detective Ritchie Falcone and renegade priest Thomas Hooker, and not only their lives, but their souls are on the line. It's all come down to one final night.... Series cast: Jase180 as Detective Ritchie Falcone Sparky1512 as Father Thomas Hooker AnotherNewDawn as Detective Jimmy Dunkel Norriefpb as Monsignor Thomas Shaw K4ownzall as Police Commissioner Edward Rauch Duffy as Lt. Joe Draper DNR as Detective Alfonse Donatto Mustachio26 as Josh FredtheDuck as Michael Andy_inc as Ryan SGPorsche48 as Stephen Marine101 as Jonathan Frosty_Frost09 as Tim Lynette as Judy Dunkel KingPengvin as Officer King Alex2112 as the Housekeeper theMonktheMonk as Sgt. Woolbur Docontheweb as Detective Martin Gina as Brenda and Sisch as The Whore of Babylon Special appearance by Lizard3209 Music by Admultosanos. Last Rites Theme by Norriefpb Dark Chimes by John Holowach - Creative Commons license Transmission courtesy of FoDoog and Flanagan's Fog, used by permission String Quartet No. 16 in F major by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the Fulda Orchestra - Public Domain recording Trisagion, performed by the Kiev Theological Academy and Seminary Choir - Public Domain recording. Sound effects: The Freesound Project Blue Star Pictures sfx stingers purchased from Productiontrax.com. Special visual effects: JohanSturk Tarison Rysto Dr_House Frooplet Meowan FraasMovies MarvellousGuppiMovies 6-Headed Monster BudBundysMullet Froci Nayazu MikeDBoing Extra special thanks to Gleem, Guppi, Rileyman, Derobrash, EmeraldEdge, Norriefpb, theMonk and Docontheweb for support and assistance. And continued thanks to all the people who contributed to this movie - cast, musicians, modders, and sympathetic ears - it was only with your collaboration that I was able to even consider a project of this magnitude. Thanks for watching. Ken