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Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

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The teenager Jarod invites his best friends Travis and Billy-Ray to have a foursome with a thirty-eight year-old woman. While driving to meet the woman, Travis hit a car parked on the road. When they meet the woman, she gives spiked beer to them and they pass out. When the three friends wake up, they find that they are trapped in the fundamentalist Five Points Trinity Church of the infamous Pastor Abin Cooper and that they will be killed. Meanwhile the church is under siege by ATF agents led by Agent Joseph Keenan that have been ordered to destroy the terrorist cell. Will the teenagers be saved by the agents of the law enforcement agency? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence/disturbing content, some sexual content including brief nudity, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the first feature Kevin Smith and his cinematographer David Klein shot using the all-digital Red camera. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) At the end of Cooper's paraphrase of the opening of the seven seals, he throws his arms above his head. He then slowly lowers them- twice. First in an over-the-shoulder shot of actor John Goodman, and again in the next shot, a frontal shot of the good preacher. See more »

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[last lines]
Pastor Abin Cooper: [preaching and singing in his jail cell]
Prisoner: [from the next cell] Shut the fuck up!
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The cast listing is divided in three parts labeled "Sex", "Religion" and "Politics", representing the respective characters' roles in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010) See more »

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Just a Closer Walk with Thee
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Performed by Michael Parks, Joe Henry, Greg Leisz, David Piltch, and Patrick Warren.
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Terrible Writing
25 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just awful. I've read better dialog in silver age comic books. Characters so two dimensional I thought they were cardboard cut-outs. You would think that after 20 years of film making, his work would improve. How does Kevin Smith even get financing? Every character is just a half-baked stereotype. "Almost this entire cast will return in HIT SOMEBODY." Please god, no. Why did I watch this? The transitions were abrupt, the locations so obviously California, everything was just terrible. The ending contradicts the scene before it.

I need two more lines of text, so let me tell you about my dog. He is farting a lot right now, so I'm going to take him for a walk


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