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The Catechism Cataclysm -- In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible, Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred.
The Catechism Cataclysm -- 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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19 October 2011 (USA) See more »
God will fuck you up.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A delightfully funny flick that messes around with religion. See more (8 total) »


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Judy Findlay ... Old Lady
Carlos Lopez ... Ethnic Ding Dong #1
Derek Erdman ... Ethnic Ding Dong #2
Ronald McGill ... Ethnic Ding Dong #3

Steve Little ... Father William Smoortser
Alice Bridgforth ... Parishoner Linda
Laurel Paxton ... Parishoner Gloria
Kevin Seal ... Parishoner Kevin Seal

Lynn Shelton ... Parishoner Judy
Vinny Smith ... Parishoner Teddy

Andrew Tribolini ... Parishoner Lowery (as Andy Tribolini)
Sharon Vanderveer ... Parishoner Pat
Timothy Watkins ... Father Tim

Wally Dalton ... Father O'Herlihy

Robert Longstreet ... Robbie Shoemaker
Carol Sparer ... Waitress
Shellee Miggins ... Restaurant Patron
Marie Clare Petrich ... Restaurant Patron
Frederick H. Regis III ... Restaurant Patron
C.J. Rose ... Restaurant Patron
Paul Sanchez ... Restaurant Patron
Rylan Morris Scherer ... Restaurant Patron (as Rylan Scherer)
Garrett Cantrell ... Rest Stop Family
Jessica Hutchinson ... Rest Stop Family
Brock Hutchinson ... Rest Stop Family
Sadie Cantrell ... Rest Stop Family
Joe Ivy ... Canoe Shop Owner
Ann Maddox ... Tom Sawyer (as Miki Ann Maddox)

Koko Lanham ... Huckleberry Finn
Rico A. Comic ... Jim (as Rico)
Barbara Pomer ... Milagros Maria
Enrique Olguin ... Miguel

Jay Wesley Cochran ... Depressed Businessman
Ernie Joseph ... Mr. James Sexmun
Dan Leavitt ... Kindly Driver

Directed by
Todd Rohal 
Writing credits
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Todd Rohal  screenplay

Produced by
David Gordon Green .... producer
Megan Griffiths .... producer
Jody Hill .... producer
Gill Holland .... co-producer
Joe Jacobs .... co-producer
Lacey Leavitt .... producer
Robert Longstreet .... executive producer
Danny McBride .... producer
Matt Reilly .... producer
Todd Rohal .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Stephens 
Cinematography by
Benjamin Kasulke 
Film Editing by
Alan Canant 
Casting by
Megan Griffiths 
Production Design by
Cassie Miggins 
Costume Design by
Alison Kelly 
Makeup Department
Danyale Cook .... hair stylist
Jennifer Popochock .... makeup artist
Michelle Mai Smith .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Becerra .... second assistant director
Megan Griffiths .... assistant director
Kat Ogden .... key second assistant director
Art Department
Tania Kupczak .... graphic design
Shellee Miggins .... art department assistant
Sarah Rogers .... art department assistant
Dori Hana Scherer .... art department assistant
Rylan Morris Scherer .... art department assistant (as Rylan Scherer)
Sound Department
Christopher Koch .... sound re-recording mixer
Jens Larsen .... sound mixer
Randy Matuszewski .... sound designer
Randy Matuszewski .... sound effects editor
Dave Richards .... sound mixer
Matt Sheldon .... sound mixer
Kelsey Wood .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Nate Carvey .... special effects assistant
Mandy Hutchings .... special effects
Kayo Nakamura .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Tim Hutchings .... visual effects
Ron Pippin .... visual effects
Scott Wheeler .... visual effects
Jake Mendez .... visual effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Adams .... second assistant camera
Shaun Bowlby .... key grip
Miles Burnett .... assistant camera
Garrett Cantrell .... key grip
Alex Daboub .... grip
Christian Hansen .... still photographer
Bruce Henderson .... grip
Coty James .... assistant camera
Jason Knoll .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Mackie .... gaffer
Regan MacStravic .... still photographer
Ryan McMackin .... gaffer
Ryan Middleton .... gaffer
Nathan M. Miller .... assistant camera
Nathan M. Miller .... camera operator
Nathaniel Peirson .... electrician
Arthur Reynolds .... best boy
Hillary Spera .... camera operator
Norman Tumolva .... grip
Editorial Department
Joe Jacobs .... assistant editor
Lea Prainsack .... post-production supervisor
Nick Smith .... colorist
Nick Smith .... on-line editor
Music Department
Alexander Kramer .... cello soloist
Jessica McJunkins .... violin soloist
Other crew
Giancarlo Cairella .... restroom maintenance
Kjell Hansen .... Production Assistant
Emily Laue .... craft service
David Morgan .... production coordinator
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Kent Osborne .... cherry cobbler
Kristjan Palsson .... key production assistant
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Will Ryan .... Production Assistant
Sean Walsh .... Production Assistant
Chris Sheridan .... thanks
Jeff Wiens .... thanks

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29 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A delightfully funny flick that messes around with religion., 12 March 2011
Author: Luis Blanco-Nazoa from United States

I just saw the movie at the SXSW film festival with my daughters. We loved it. Not only because it is delightfully weird but also because it's funny, very funny, even by "mumblecore" standards. (The director is a founding member of that movement. Google it if you've never heard of it.)

It's one of those daring little flicks that grabs religion by the balls and shakes it left and right until it pukes. And then there's the acting. Excellent, considering the uniqueness of the script and the irreverence of the subject matter. Father Billy will crack you up in just about every scene.

If you're into odd and peculiarly funny stuff, this movie is a must see. But if you're one of those folks who gets easily offended when artists mess around with religion or religious institutions, don't bother. This movie may kill you. Just consider this as a warning: The movie features a song called "God will f... you up". Now, that's irreverent. Keep an eye on this movie if it plays in a theater near you. I doubt it, but you'd never know. God works in mysterious ways. LBlancoNazoa

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