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The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

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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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Judy Findlay ...
Old Lady
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Carlos Lopez ...
Ethnic Ding Dong #1
Derek Erdman ...
Ethnic Ding Dong #2
Ronald McGill ...
Ethnic Ding Dong #3
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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God will fuck you up.

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19 October 2011 (USA)  »

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$897 (USA) (21 October 2011)

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$1,933 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) See more »

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Gates of Hell
written and performed by Beef Magnet
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For the *right* kind of viewer, this is genius
27 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've learned that most people don't like to be confused by the movies they watch. They don't like to have to think about things too deeply, and get reeeeallyy p*ssed off when a movie "has no ending." To the viewer who pretty much lives for movies fitting that description, do yourself a favor and watch this. Don't pay attention to the trailer, this is not a summer buddy movie. It's not slapstick. Don't prep your diaphragm for fart jokes (although yes technically they exist). Be ready for something that makes no sense, but also be ready for that fact to be a little inside joke(which paradoxically *makes* it make sense). Also, please don't be too religious or catholic before viewing.


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