The Missionary (1982)

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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »




  • Michael Palin in The Missionary (1982)
  • Maggie Smith in The Missionary (1982)
  • Michael Palin in The Missionary (1982)
  • Michael Palin and Tricia George in The Missionary (1982)
  • Michael Palin and Maggie Smith in The Missionary (1982)
  • Michael Palin in The Missionary (1982)

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Cast & Crew

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Richard Loncraine


Michael Palin

Did You Know?


Around the time of the movie's release, Michael Palin once said of this film's African shoot: "Fortescue the missionary earned the dubious distinction of being the only part I've ever played whilst being covered by a man with a loaded rifle. This happened as I ... ...


Slatterthwaite: You can't miss it, sir. Turn right out of the station. Or left.

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Pay close attention to the photo album during the end credits, the photos reveal details about the characters after the events of the film.


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