Spotlight (2015)

Director
Tom McCarthy

Main cast
Mark Ruffalo; Michael Keaton; Rachel McAdams; Liev Schreiber; John Slattery

Genres
Drama, History, Thriller

Description
The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.


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