People, Jun. 12, 1978

Off-camera he may not seem the type, but on-camera Richard Burton cuts a fine figure as a priest. After playing a man of the cloth on a devilish mission in Exorcist II: The Heretic, Burton has once again put on his cleric's collar, in Absolution. This time he plays Father Goddard, an opinionated Jesuit priest at a Roman Catholic boys' school in England. Trouble arises when his favorite student tells him in confession that he has committed murder. To get away from such traumas, Burton likes to relax on the set by tossing a...

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