Sanctimony (2000)


The movie Sanctimony (2000) is a psychological thriller directed by Uwe Boll. It centers on a priest who finds himself questioned by police after a series of gruesome murders occur in his small town.

A quiet New England town is rocked when four nuns living in a nearby convent are found brutally murdered. Detective Frank Rush and his new partner Helen arrive to investigate the horrific killings. Their only lead is the town’s beloved priest, Father James.

As more suspicious deaths start piling up, the evidence increasingly implicates Father James. Frank becomes convinced the kind-hearted priest is living a secret double life and committing murderous acts of vengeance. But Helen is unsure, believing they may have the wrong man.

The movie Sanctimony (2000) culminates when Frank’s obsession with the priest leads to deadly consequences.


  • Casper Van Dien as Frank Rush
  • Catherine Oxenberg as Helen Ross
  • Michael Paré as Father James
  • Wendy Crewson as Dolores
  • Rutger Hauer as Sen. Joseph Dickman


  • Filmed on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada
  • Director Uwe Boll is known for video game adaptations
  • Rutger Hauer’s role was largely trimmed down in editing
  • Originally titled “Judgment Day”


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[1] Wikipedia

[2] Rotten Tomatoes

Last updated byAnonymous on October 29, 2023