Director: John Patrick Shanley
Writer: John Patrick Shanley
Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
Released: January 15, 2009
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 104 minutes
Story: John Patrick Shanley brings his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play to the screen as a gripping story about the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep), the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James (Academy Award nominee Amy Adams), a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequence.
Meryl Streep Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Philip Seymour Hoffman Father Brendan Flynn
Amy Adams Sister James
Viola Davis Mrs. Miller
Alice Drummond Sister Veronica
Audrie Neenan Sister Raymond
Susan Blommaert Mrs. Carson
Carrie Preston Christine Hurley
John Costelloe Warren Hurley
Lloyd Clay Brown Jimmy Hurley
Joseph Foster II Donald Miller
Bridget Megan Clark Noreen Horan
Mike Roukis William London
Haklar Dezso Zither Player
Frank Shanley Kevin