Stigmata (1999)

R  |   |  Horror  |  10 September 1999 (USA)
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When an atheist woman is chosen by god to be the next messiah; she undergoes a severe case of stigmata whilst writing the new gospels.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Durning
Marion Petrocelli (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Father Dario
Dick Latessa ...
Father Gianni Delmonico
Tom Hodges ...
ER Nurse
Lydia Hazan ...
Attending Nurse
Dr. Eckworth (as Duke Moosekian)


A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. While there he hears of a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding tears in a small town outside of the city. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years. Written by Jeff Mellinger <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense violent sequences, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Toby's Story  »

Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,309,666 (USA) (10 September 1999)


£3,472,079 (UK) (18 February 2000)

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2.35 : 1
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In the original script, the story centered around a male tattoo artists. This was later changed due to unknown reasons. See more »


The same 1977-81 Pontiac Firebird is seen three times. It shows up two times in the same scene. Frankie is almost hit by the car in the baby scene. She climbs over the hood in the crown of thorns scene and a moment later it drives past as she runs down the street. See more »


[Frankie is possessed by Father Alameida]
Father Andrew Kiernan: Frankie? Frankie... who are you?
Frankie: The messenger is not important.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


Soundtrack available on Virgin Records
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You missed the point
22 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I do admit this movie really questions catholic morals but thats not what its about... the film was about showing a diferent a view on catholosism and therefore shouldnt be viewed by catholics who aren't into that type of thing. Its odd but for some reason a book all about the universe and someone who knows all about the universe is written only by onlookers and bystanders. The people who made the movie are not saying that it did or didn't happen but it is possible that these onlookers might have made a mistake on how Jesus and God want us to be. All this movie does is try to make you think deeper about religion, and I love it for that. If your like me you would really like "Dogma" too ;)

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