Clerical Errors

Theatrical Release: January 16, 2015
DVD Release: May 12, 2015
Clerical Errors


Limited Theatrical Release – It’s always been the crooked path to easy street for Vinny. But when a routine bank heist goes terribly wrong, Vinny runs out of options. Hiding out in a small-town church, he is discovered—and mistaken for their new pastor. It’s a ‘baptism by fire’ as this crook-who-would-be-clergy struggles to keep up appearances, stumbling through sermons and sacraments! Bad turns to worse when “Pastor” is charged with mentoring a troubled youngster caught stealing (ah, the irony!), and overworked administrator Mallory Ball struggles to keep all the plates spinning as the new pastor adjusts. Through it all, Vinny begins—for the first time—to understand real love and forgiveness. But when his devoted congregation finds out the truth, will they be able to forgive him? It’s a hilarious case of mistaken identity!

Dove Review

Vinny is a follower, so when his friend Fish at the group home decides to run away Vinny goes with him. Together the two grow up getting into trouble with the law repeatedly, but when Fish decides that Vinny is not loyal he leaves his friend behind. The two meet up again as Fish is robbing a bank, but Vinny was about to do the same bank. The two escape together in a red truck.

They each go their own way, with Fish taking Vinny’s suit because “clothes make the man.” Vinny finds his way to a small church that has its own problems, and there is mistaken for their new pastor. He tries hard in his odd way to fit in. Many surprises come his way and he finds himself wanting to change and not hurt anyone in the process.

This is a cute movie that shows that someone can change and find forgiveness for sins of the past. It is entertaining too, with the comedy of Vinny’s simple ways getting him in and out of trouble but with a change of heart in knowing that God has forgiven him. We award this movie with the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Men with guns; man robs bank; man steals another man's suit at gunpoint.
Sex: Couple hold hands.
Language: Jeez-2; Jesus and Jesus Christ used in reverence.
Violence: Men with guns; man robs bank; man steals another man's suit at gunpoint.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Mistaken identity; not telling the truth; boys run away from group home.


Company: CMD Distribution
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 97 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe