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The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

 |  Comedy  |  19 October 2011 (USA)
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Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Findlay ...
Old Lady
Carlos Lopez ...
Ethnic Ding Dong #1
Derek Erdman ...
Ethnic Ding Dong #2
Ronald McGill ...
Ethnic Ding Dong #3
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Alice Bridgforth ...
Parishoner Linda
Laurel Paxton ...
Parishoner Gloria
Kevin Seal ...
Parishoner Kevin Seal
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Parishoner Judy
Vinny Smith ...
Parishoner Teddy
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Parishoner Lowery (as Andy Tribolini)
Sharon Vanderveer ...
Parishoner Pat
Timothy Watkins ...
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Thirty-something Billy Smoortser is a junior parish priest. He exasperates the senior parish priest, Father O'Herlihy, as Billy often does not display a true understanding of his job, telling stories to the parishioners that have nothing to do with religion or that have no moral teaching. It is almost like Billy is stuck mentally in his teens, displaying infantile behavior typical of a teen. When Father O'Herlihy forces Billy to take a vacation in order to focus more clearly on his mission as a priest, Billy decides to take a several hour river canoe trip with Robbie Shoemaker, who he recently reconnected with via email. Robbie was Billy's older sister Janice's boyfriend in high school, and Billy's idol at the time. In high school, Robbie was in a death metal band and a writer, the latter which not many knew about except perhaps Billy. To the best of Billy's knowledge, Robbie still plays in a death metal band and still writes. It is Robbie's stories which Billy often tells to his ... Written by Huggo

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25 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to laugh and I did at the first scene with the old lady with the gun and the narration by Father Billy telling a story to his parishioners. Unfortunately, it's all down hill from there.

The good father takes a vacation with a guy(Robbie) from his school days on a canoe down a river. Robbie had dated the priests sister many years earlier. While rafting they exchange stories which go nowhere and stop ashore to drink beer. Then two Asian women appear with a man they call Tom Sawyer and we quickly turn from comedy to science fiction. No need to give away the ending, suffice it to say that it is completely ridiculous. What could have been an interesting movie is just a waste of time.


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