R | | Crime, Drama, History
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.
When the new Editor of the Boston Globe, Martin Baron (who is Jewish), has a personal meeting with Cardinal Bernard Law at his residence, the Cardinal hands Baron a package. When Baron goes back to his car and opens the package, it is a large copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Law requested such a Catechism at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome in 1985, to deal with the changes wrought by Vatican II. It was completed in 1992, and it was the first universal catechism issued by the Church in over 400 years. In a February 2016 Washington Post article (titled "I'm in 'Spotlight', But It's Not Really About Me. It's About the Power of Journalism"), Marty Baron says that the copy of the Catechism used in the film is the very same one that he was really given by Cardinal Law at the end of their first meeting.
How's that going?
Court Clerk Mark: Mother's bawlin' 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 ...
At 12:00, Walter and Mike are talking to Ben in Bradlee's office. Bradlee pulls his glasses out of his shirt pocket and tosses them to his right on the desk as he talks on the phone. The camera cuts away for just a few seconds, but when it's back on Bradlee, the glasses are back in his shirt pocket.
$295,009 (USA) (8 November 2015)
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