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104 min
Drama | Mystery
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John Patrick Shanley
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 64 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-12-25
Filming Locations: Beach and Mansion Streets, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Budget: $20,000,000
Opening Weekend: $507,226 (USA) (14 December 2008)
Gross: $33,422,556 (USA) (5 April 2009)
Amy Adams
Meryl Streep
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Father Brendan Flynn
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
Donald Miller (as Joseph Foster II)
Mike Roukis
William London
Haklar Dezso
Zither Player
Frank Shanley
Robert Ridgell
Sarah Giovanniello
Choir Singer
Katie Shelnitz
Choir Singer
Aaron O'Neill
Choir Singer
Thomas J. Meehan
Choir Singer
Abigail L. Dyer
Choir Singer
Samantha Chadbourne
Choir Singer
Christina Angelina Celone
Choir Singer
Melissa Viezel
Choir Singer
Emily Swimmer
Choir Singer
Katelyn Snell
Choir Singer
Shayne Fischman
Choir Singer
Coby D. Moran
Choir Singer
Alannah Iacovano
Girl in Church
Frank Dolce
Paulie Litt
Tommy Conroy
Matthew Marvin
Bridget Megan Clark
Noreen Horan (as Bridget Clark)
Philip Post
Sister James' Student
Thomas J. Kennedy
Sister James' Student
Thomas A. Varrone
Sister James' Student
Sabrina Costa
Sister James' Student
Samantha Buczek
Sister James' Student
Gabriella Renne DiMaria
Sister James' Student
Ariana Silvestro
Sister James' Student
Michele Ciago
Sister James' Student
Anna Lonczak
Sister James' Student
Brandy Panfili
Sister James' Student
Molly Chiffer
Lydia Jordan
Alice (as Lydia Grace Jordan)
Suzanne Hevner
Mrs. Kean
Helen Stenborg
Sister Teresa
Tom Toner
Monsignor Benedict
Michael Puzzo
Father Sherman
Margery Beddow
Mrs. Shields
Jack O'Connell
Mr. McGuinn
Marylouise Burke
Mrs. Deakins
Valda Setterfield
Gerard Adimando
Parishioner (uncredited)
George Aloi
Parishioner (uncredited)
James P. Anderson
Parishioner (uncredited)
Jackie Brown
Parishioner (uncredited)
Jonathan Castillo
Parishioner (uncredited)
Timothy J. Cox
Parishioner (uncredited)
Jennifer Lauren DiBella
Congregation Member (uncredited)
Seth Donavan
Church Patron (uncredited)
Amanda Marie Florian
Student (uncredited)
Brianna Leann Florian
Student (uncredited)
Tiffany Ashley Florian
Student (uncredited)
Brian Hopson
Church Patron (uncredited)
Evan Lewis
Parishioner (uncredited)
Bernadette Lords
Church Patron (uncredited)
Jenny Paul
Parishioner (uncredited)
Robert Shulman
Church Parishioner (uncredited)
Felicia Tassone
Church Patron (uncredited)
Steph Van Vlack
Church Patron (uncredited)
Did you know?
The opera "Doubt" had its world premier at Minnesota Opera on January 26, 2013 with music by Douglas J. Cuomo and libretto by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play and film.
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The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Meryl Streep hand knitted the shawl she wears in this movie.
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The Mass vestments are contemporary, not the type in use in 1964.
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After Sister James asks the children to turn to page 683, the books on the children's desks are different pages. Students don't necessarily pay attention or turn to the right pages.
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(at around 1h 1 min) When Father Flynn sits down on the bench outside next to Sister James, he shows her flowers in his book. He moves the yellow ribbon book marker in between 2 pages, but in the next camera shot, the yellow book marker is crossing one of the pages.
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Sister Aloysius Beauvier: So you talked to Sister James. Well, of course you talked to Sister James.
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Sister Aloysius Beauvier: [to Sister James] Penmanship is dying all across this country!
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Father Brendan Flynn: Even if you feel certainty, it is an emotion not a fact.
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What religion are they supposed to be?
Christian-Roman Catholic . The nuns are of the Sisters of Charity.
Is "Doubt" based on a book?
Doubt is a film adaptation of a 2004 play with the same name by American playwright John Patrick Shanley, who also directed the movie.
Why is Mrs. Miller not bothered with what Father Flynn has been accused of doing to her son?
Since it was the 1960's, people of color were barely accepted anywhere. Donald (Joseph Foster) has no friends and no role models. Mrs Miller (Viola Davis) is just thankful that someone is looking after him, regardless of the circumstances. Plus, she tells Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) that he leaves at the end of June to go to high school, so whatever 'relationship' they were having would end at that time.
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