Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
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The Devil & the Deep Blue Sea Mystery 

Sister Steve's brother is a target by a man who wants him to do something illegal. Her brother is run over by 2 men to teach him a lesson.

Director:

Christopher Hibler

Writers:

Dean Hargrove (developed for television by), Joel Steiger (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Bosley ... Father Frank Dowling
Tracy Nelson ... Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski
James Stephens ... Father Philip Prestwick
Mary Wickes ... Marie Murkin
Michael Champion ... Harry Deal
Regina Krueger Regina Krueger ... Sgt. Clancy
Joe Dorsey ... Doctor Pryor
Michele Little ... Janie Oskowski (as Michelle Little)
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Blanchard, Mr. Underwood's Housekeeper (as Anne T. Haney)
Steven Flynn ... Eddie
Jeff Rector ... Roland
Jerry Rector ... Ronald
Beth Hogan Beth Hogan ... Floor Nurse
John Malloy John Malloy ... Judge
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Storyline

Sister Steve's brother is a target by a man who wants him to do something illegal. Her brother is run over by 2 men to teach him a lesson.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The resolution to this episode bears an uncanny resemblance to that for the storyline entitled "The Devil and Homer Simpson" in the episode "Treehouse of Horror IV" from The Simpsons, aired three years after this Father Dowling episode. See more »

Goofs

Father Dowling accuses Harry Deal of deliberate blasphemy for eating communion wafers and drinking (presumably wine) from the chalice as a "snack". Communion wafers and sacramental wine are not in themselves sacred - they are ordinary bread and wine. It is only once they have been consecrated by a priest at Mass that (according to Catholic theology) they become the Body and Blood of Jesus, and thus sacred items that can be desecrated. For Deal's "snack" to have been deliberate blasphemy, he would have needed to rob a Catholic church in the middle of a Mass. See more »

Soundtracks

Father Dowling Theme
Written by Dick DeBenedictis (as Dick De Benedictis)
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