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Dogma (movie)

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Template:Infobox Movie Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, and Alanis Morissette.

The comedic portrayal of the Catholic church throughout the film caused organized protests and much controversy in many countries, which resulted in long delays in releasing it and also a death threat against Smith (who was himself raised Catholic).

Aside from some scenes filmed on the New Jersey coast, most of the movie was filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This movie was rated R by the MPAA "for strong language including sex-related dialogue, violence, crude humor and some drug content."

Tagline: Get 'touched' by an angel.

Plot synopsis

Two fallen angelsBartleby (Affleck), who is a Grigori, and Loki (Damon) – were banished by God to spend all eternity in Wisconsin. Azrael (Lee), a demon with a hidden agenda, tells them they can return to heaven by going to New Jersey, where a Cardinal (Carlin) has declared a blanket amnesty (in the form of a plenary indulgence) and initiated a contemporary Catholic image campaign in celebration of the centennial anniversary of his church. Since amnesty for fallen angels would necessarily constitute overruling the word of God (Morissette, in a cameo), the result would be not just the end of the world, but the annihilation of all creation.

The Metatron (Rickman), the Voice of God, appears to Bethany (Fiorentino) and tells her she is the Last Scion, the only living descendant of Mary, and gives her the job of stopping them. She is aided by Rufus (Rock), the 13th apostle who was left out of the Bible because he was black; Serendipity (Hayek), a muse; and the "prophets" Jay and Silent Bob (Mewes and Smith).

See also: New Jersey films.

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