Spotlight (I) (2015)

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

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  • Brian d'Arcy James in Spotlight (2015)
  • Michael Keaton in Spotlight (2015)
  • Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams in Spotlight (2015)
  • Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight (2015)
  • Johnny Whitworth at an event for Spotlight (2015)
  • Mark Ruffalo at an event for Spotlight (2015)

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A study of Swiss priests published on May 12, 2003, revealed that 50% of that clergy had mistresses, similar to the report by the Spotlight team The Boston Globe published in 2002. Father Victor Kotze, a South African sociologist, surveyed Catholic priests in his country in 1991, and found that 45% had been sexually active. Over all these studies, 53% of sexually active priests surveyed were having sex with adult women, 21% with adult men, 14% with minor boys, and 12% with minor girls. These statistics caused a monumental debate in which no one challenged the reality of his numbers. Pepe Rodriguez concluded that 95% of practicing priests masturbate, 7% are sexually involved with minors, 26% have "attachments to minors," 60% have heterosexual relations, and 20% have homosexual relations and on average across the globe. Only 50% of Catholic clergy are legitimately "celibate".


Young Cop: How's that going?
Court Clerk Mark: Mother's ballin' and the uncle is pissed off.
Young Cop: She's not married?
Court Clerk Mark: Divorced, with 4 kids. I guess the Father was helping out.
Young Cop: Helping out?
Court Clerk Mark: ...Hey, Mr. Burke, they're in the back talking to the Bishop.
Paul Burke: And Father?
Court Clerk Mark: We put him in the ...


Toward the end of the movie, Boston Globe trucks hauling newspapers leave the garage. A few 2010 and newer heavy duty trucks are beside 2001 Ford F-800s.


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Written by Jon Robert
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