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An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

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Clinic Girl (scenes deleted) (as MarieElena O'Brien)
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An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven. Written by Jerel Parenton <J.W.Parenton@student.tcu.edu>

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Rated R for strong language including sex-related dialogue, violence, crude humor and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,669,945 (USA) (12 November 1999)

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$30,651,422 (USA) (24 March 2000)
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Kevin Smith pursued Robert Rodriguez to direct the film. Rodriguez enjoyed the script but, in seeing how personal the story was, insisted that Smith himself direct. See more »

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When Bethany is at Mass, the priest says, following the homily, "Let us now rise for the recession of faith." The correct wording is "Let us rise for the PROFESSION of faith," which is then followed by the recital of the Apostles' Creed. This was most likely done to satirize and/or draw attention to the idea that people's faith had faltered at the time the film takes place (hence "recession"). See more »

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Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, the driving force behind Catholicism WOW, Cardinal Glick.
Cardinal Glick: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now we all know how the majority and the media in this country view the Catholic church. They think of us as a passe, archaic institution. People find the Bible obtuse... even hokey. Now in an effort to disprove all that the church has appointed this year as a time of renewal... both of faith and of style. For example, the crucifix. While it has been a time honored ...
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Never on Sunday
Written by Manos Hatzidakis (as Manos Hadjidakis) & Billy Towne
Performed by The Chordettes
Used by permission of EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Barnaby Record, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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A winner on many counts
29 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is not often that you get to see a group of stars that you like in a funny movie that also makes some interesting points.

Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum ), Linda Fiorentino (Unforgettable). Severus Snape, Jay and Silent Bob, Salma Hayek (Frida), George Carlin, and, of course, God (Alanis Morissette), all join to make this irreverent and funny movie.

The premise is so interesting, and the fact that it is set in New Jersey is so appropriate, whether intentional or not. As a recovering Catholic, I remember the teaching of the church that I could basically sin all I want, but if I repent at the end, I will be saved and go to heaven. New Jersey is reputedly the home of many undesirable criminals with vowels on the ends of their names - maybe some of them even relatives of mine - and I know they are predominately Catholic. I am sure they are counting on this "escape clause," just as Loki and Bartleby were counting on the same thing.

Yes, while I was laughing, I was also carefully looking at the images {the golden calf (money) we worship} and listening to the lines. There is a wealth of material in this movie and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

One to see again and again.


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