Heaven Help Us
Date: February 8, 1985
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Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys) is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Wallace Shawn, Stephen Geoffreys, John Heard, and Patrick Dempsey. The movie is set in 1965 at an all-boys Catholic High School in Brooklyn, New York. McCarthy plays the film's lead, Michael Dunn, a new student at Saint Basil's. Michael and his sister have been sent to live with their Catholic grandparents upon the death of their parents. It's not made clear whether the parents died at the same time or a few years apart, but it's presumed by Michael's age that both died young through tragedy. Michael previously attended a Catholic school in Boston. While attempting to adjust to his new life, Michael also must adjust to the stricter rules and teaching methods of the brothers who run the school. He also manages to befriend his fellow students, rebelling and discovering who they are, along with a reluctant, yet streetwise young Brother.