Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquiredUS distribution rights to Michael McGowan's comedy Saint Ralph, produced by Alliance Atlantis and Amaze Film +Television Production. The US release is scheduled for spring 2005.

Campbell Scott, AdamButcher, Jennifer Tilley and Gordon Pinsent star in the bittersweet comedyabout a Catholic schoolboy who attempts to save his mother's life with amiracle by winning the Boston Marathon.

"Adam Butcher'sperformance as Ralph is captivating.Saint Ralph is a feel-good comedy that will be a crowd pleaser," MeyerGottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films said in a statement.

Alliance Atlantis controlsworldwide rights and is handling international sales through Andrew Hurwitz andWilliam Morris Independent.

The deal was negotiated byPeter Goldwyn, director of acquisitions at Samuel Goldwyn Films and Andrew Hurwitzand Cassian Elwes.

Samuel Goldwyn's upcomingpictures include Angela Robinson's D.E.B.S.; Eytan Fox's acclaimed political thriller Walk On Water, and John Irvin's The Boys & Girl From CountyClare.