The Father Clements Story

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The Father Clements Story
Genre Drama
Written by Arthur Heinemann
Ted Tally
Directed by Edwin Sherin
Starring Louis Gossett Jr.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Ron McLarty
Carroll O'Connor
Music by Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Zev Braun
Producer(s) Philip L. Parslow
Philip Krupp (associate producer)
Cinematography Jack Whitman
Editor(s) Byron 'Buzz' Brandt
Running time 1hr 40 min.
Production company(s) Braun Entertainment Group
Interscope
Distributor NBC
Release
Original network NBC
Original release December 13, 1987

The Father Clements Story is a 1987 made-for-television movie about the life of Father George Clements, an African-American Roman Catholic priest who became famous for being the first United States priest to legally adopt a child.[1] The movie starred actors Lou Gossett, Jr., Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Carroll O'Connor.[2] Gossett, Jr. played Clements, Warner played Clements' adopted son, and O'Connor played Cardinal John Cody, the Archbishop of Chicago.[2] The movie was directed by Edwin Sherin. The film score was composed by Mark Snow.[2]

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