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Dogma (1999)

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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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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It Can Be Hell Getting Into Heaven See more »


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,669,945, 14 November 1999, Wide Release

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$30,651,422, 26 March 2000
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Robert Holtzman, the film's Production Designer, who also appears as a police officer, also has a character named after him: Mr. Holtzman in the boardroom scene. See more »

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At the beginning of the re-dedication ceremony, the Cardinal is standing on the steps to the church and the trees are full of white blossoms. However, when the angels start to wreak havoc, the trees have their leaves. Clearly, this scene was filmed over several weeks... probably spanning late April to late May. 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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Crazy Credits

A good number of the credits are not the typical label-and-name, but are instead complete sentences (although without a period). One example is 'The Visual Effects Supervisor was Richard "Dickie" Payne' . See more »

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References Krush Groove (1985) See more »

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Love Is Strange
Written by Sylvia Robinson & Mickey Baker (as M. Black)
Performed by Mickey & Sylvia
Used by permission of Ben Ghazi Inc. (BMI) & Twenty-Nine Black Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Smart, Funny, Intriguing........
20 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have always loved Kevin Smith's style of directing and this film has re-affirmed my belief that he is one of the top directors in the film industry at the moment. Dogma's topic was a very sensitive one and could have been misused but Kevin Smith has dealt with the subject perfectly. Anyone who has critisized Dogma for being offensive has really not understood the film. Dogma is full of excellent moments, not least Alanis Morissette who I thought was fabulous in her small but important role as 'God'. All the performances were excellent and the actors complimented each other superbly. Overall this film has a mixture of everything and its underlying message is one which should reach everyone.


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