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Hail Satan? (2019)

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A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

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Penny Lane
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Credited cast:
Jex Blackmore ... Self
Chalice Blythe ... Self
Nicholas Crowe Nicholas Crowe ... Self
Sal De Ciccio Sal De Ciccio ... Self
Stu De Haan Stu De Haan ... Self
Cecil B. DeMille ... Self (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
Mamie Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Fischer Michael Fischer ... Self (as Wonka)
Courtney Francisco Courtney Francisco ... Self
Billy Graham ... Self (archive footage)
Lucien Greaves ... Self
Aurora Griffin Aurora Griffin ... Self
Mason Hargett Mason Hargett ... Self
Chris Hayes ... Self (archive footage)
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With unprecedented access, HAIL SATAN traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?

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In the battle for justice and equality, The Satanic Temple is putting up a hell of a fight.

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Documentary

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Rated R for graphic nudity, and some language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

One temple member claims Satan appears in the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac. There is no version of the Bible that says this. See more »

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Jex Blackmore: The Satanic Temple was an idea between a handful of people directly confronting authority.
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References Gandhi (1982) See more »

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Performed by Napalm Death
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Another Name for Rationalism?
24 July 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Occurred to me after watching that though out history if you want to stay in power create an enemy. So if you want your God to be #1 be sure he (she) has an adversary; an anti. One thing religions have in common is obedience - no thinking for yourself allowed.

Admittedly Satan has gotten a lot of bad press/reviews & even stories - print, movie, allegory over the past long while. Thus begins our tale of snake, Eve & apple.

So who/what is the new Satan? Well, they're The Satanic Temple w/small groups totally tens of thousands around the world. One goal is separation of church & state allowing all religions equal opportunity for expression. Another is promoting free thinking. Their tenants include: Compassion for all creatures; justice should be foremost; each of us commands our own bodies; respect other's freedoms; science factuality should be a part of your beliefs; mistakes are correctable; compassion, wisdom come first.

The Satanic Temples main adversaries come in the form of Fox News & Catholic Church (their record w/wars, gays, females, trials, priests & kids - not so good). One of Fox friends' vitriolic arguments is that our currency & pledge both reference their God as our national religion, but the Constitution purposefully stays away on that subject. God was added around the accusatory McCarthy era '50s as a counter to Communism.

It was repeatedly suggested in the doc that they should all (as non-Christians) go to Hell, but would that include Gandhi?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,496, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$424,284

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,361
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1.85 : 1
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