Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Can a man who doesn't believe in miracles possess the power to heal? This is the question posed to the protagonist -- and the audience -- of the made-for-TV Holy Joe. John Ritter stars as Joe Cass, a small-town Episcopal rector who preaches the gospel of pragmatism and logic. Things take an unexpected turn when Joe rescues a young boy from a burning building -- a boy who, by all rights, should have died of smoke inhalation long before Joe reached him. Thanks to this and the other peculiar incidents that follow, Joe's parishioners hail him as a miracle worker -- a designation which, though at first prompting a crisis of faith for the protagonist, will forever change his outlook on life. Filmed on location in North Carolina, Holy Joe originally aired March 28, 1999, on CBS, and has since been rebroadcast under the title Man of Miracles.
boy, clergy, Episcopal, faith, miracle, parish, rescue