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Encyclopedia > Dogma (film)
Dogma
Directed by Kevin Smith
Produced by Scott Mosier
Written by Kevin Smith
Starring Ben Affleck
George Carlin
Matt Damon
Linda Fiorentino
Salma Hayek
Jason Lee
Jason Mewes
Alan Rickman
Chris Rock
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography Robert Yeoman
Editing by Scott Mosier,
Kevin Smith
Distributed by Lions Gate Films
Release date(s) November 12, 1999
Running time 130 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10,000,000 US
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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, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. Download high resolution version (513x755, 70 KB)Movie poster for Dogma. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Linda Fiorentino (born 9 March 1958) is an American actress. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated TV and film producer. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lions Gate Films. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... Kevin Smith at a comics convention in 2005 Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, comic book writer, and creator of View Askew. ... Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Linda Fiorentino (born 9 March 1958) is an American actress. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Harold and Maude, 1971 Bud Cort (born Walter Edward Cox on March 29, 1948) is an American film and stage actor, writer, and director. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated TV and film producer. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, writer and former co-host on Air America Radios The Majority Report. ... Alanis redirects here. ...


Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson, the stars of Smith's debut film Clerks, have cameo roles, as do Smith regulars Scott Mosier, Dwight Ewell, Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson. Brian OHalloran, as Dante Hicks in the film Clerks. ... Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21, 1970 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American film actor best known for being featured in Clerks. ... This article is about the film. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Scott Mosier Scott Mosier (born 5 March 1971) has been a producer, editor, and cameo actor in the New Jersey films. ... Dwight Ewell is an American actor. ... Walter Flanagan (born October 23, 1967) is an American actor and comic book store proprietor. ... From left to right, Kevin Smith, Brian OHalloran, and Bryan Johnson recording the audio commentary for Johnsons Vulgar. ...


The film is a satire of the Catholic Church and Catholic belief, which caused organized protests and much controversy in many countries, delaying release of the film and leading to at least three death threats against Smith.[1][2] 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


Aside from some scenes filmed on the New Jersey shore, most of the film was shot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ...


The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay as well as a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America honor for Best Screenplay. Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA (pronounced // or //), was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight. ...


This film was rated R by the MPAA “for strong language including sex-related dialogue, violence, crude humor and some drug content”. The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...


Like many of Smith's films, the movie is noted for its heavy use of profanity. The word "fuck" is used one hundred and six times in the film, and the word "shit" thirty-eight times.[3]

Contents

Plot

In the days of the Old Testament, two angels — Bartleby (Affleck), a Grigori, and Loki (Damon), formerly the Angel of Death—are ejected from Heaven by God to spend the rest of human history on Earth. Loki, who had just slaughtered the first-born in Egypt (the Tenth Plague in Exodus 12), took Bartleby out for a "post-slaughter drink". After becoming inebriated, they debated whether or not murder in the name of God is right, and Bartleby convinced his new friend to resign his position as the Angel of Death. Loki (still inebriated) showed extreme anger and disrespect to the Deity while doing so, resulting in Bartleby and Loki being banished from Heaven and denying them entitlement to eternal paradise. They were exiled to Earth (specifically, Wisconsin), and once the world ends they would have to sit outside of Heaven's gates for eternity. Since the angels were drunk at the time, God also decreed that henceforth no angel may consume alcohol (which informs a running gag throughout the film). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Note: Judaism... This article is about the supernatural being. ... The Grigori are a group of fallen angels told of in Biblical apocrypha who mated with mortal women, giving rise to a race of hybrids known as the Nephilim, who are described as giants in Genesis 6:4. ... For other uses, see Loki (disambiguation). ... Grim Reaper redirects here. ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... The Plagues of Egypt (Hebrew: ), the Biblical Plagues or the Ten Plagues (Hebrew: ) are the ten calamities inflicted upon Egypt by God in the Bible (as recounted in the book of Exodus, chapters 7 - 12), in order to convince Pharaoh[1] to let the Israelite slaves leave. ... The Plagues of Egypt (Hebrew: ), the Biblical Plagues or the Ten Plagues (Hebrew: ) are the ten calamities inflicted upon Egypt by God in the Bible (as recounted in the book of Exodus, chapters 7 - 12), in order to convince Pharaoh[1] to let the Israelite slaves leave. ... This article is about the second book in the Torah. ... While in the popular mind, eternity often simply means existing for an infinite, i. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Largest metro area Greater Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to... Look up Apocalypse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Pearly gates, in Christianity, is an informal name for the gateway to Heaven, inspired by the description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:21— The image of the gates in popular culture is a set of large, white, wrought-iron gates in the clouds, guarded by Saint Peter. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ...


Millennia later in the present, Azrael (Lee), a demon and fallen muse with a hidden agenda, anonymously sends the duo a newspaper article about a church in New Jersey where a Cardinal (Carlin) is offering plenary indulgence as part of a contemporary Catholic public relations campaign—"Catholicism Wow!", which includes the replacement of the crucifix by a revised image of a "happier, more accessible" savior, "Buddy Christ" — in celebration of the centennial anniversary of his church. This blanket amnesty creates a loophole in God's Judgement that allows Bartleby and Loki to be purified of all sin, thus allowing them reentry into Heaven, provided that they transubstantiate into humans by pulling off their wings and then die by a means other than suicide. Artistic depiction of the angel of death Azrael (in standard Arabic transliteration it is Ezrail or Ezraeil عزرائیل) is typically known as one of the names of the angel of death, and is an English form of the Arabic name Ezrail or Ezraeil, the name traditionally attributed... “Fiend” redirects here. ... In Greek mythology, the Muses (Greek , Mousai: perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root *men- think[1]) are a number of goddesses or spirits who embody the arts and inspire the creation process with their graces through remembered and improvised song and stage, writing, traditional music and dance. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Cardinal (disambiguation). ... Plenary is an adjective related to the noun, plenum carrying a general connotation of fullness. ... Look up Indulgence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // The term Public Relations was first used by the US President Thomas Jefferson during his address to Congress in 1807. ... The Crucifix, a cross with corpus, a symbol used in Catholicism in contrast with some other Christian communions, which use only a cross. ... Buddy Christ is an icon created in the movie Dogma when a campaign (Catholicism Wow!) to make Catholicism less dreary and more fun and friendly. ... Look up Amnesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In a law, a loophole is a weakness or exception that allows the law to be circumvented or otherwise legally avoided by some means. ... For other uses, see Sin (disambiguation). ... Main article: Eucharist (Catholic Church) Transubstantiation (in Latin, transsubstantiatio) is the change of the substance of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ occurring in the Eucharist according to the teaching of some Christian Churches, including the Roman Catholic Church. ... This article is about the supernatural being. ... There are a variety of religious views of suicide. ...

The Metatron, a.k.a. the Voice of God
The Metatron, a.k.a. the Voice of God

However, there are unforeseen complications. The entirety of existence (Heaven, Hell, the Universe, and everything in them) functions solely on one principle: God is infallible. To prove God wrong would violate the very principle that allows the universe to exist in the first place, and reality would collapse on itself; the act would erase all of existence. Since Bartleby and Loki were banished from Heaven for eternity, their return to it would subvert God's Word; if they succeed, the result would be not only the end of Earth, but the annihilation of the Cosmos. Image File history File links Alan_Rickman_as_Metatron. ... Image File history File links Alan_Rickman_as_Metatron. ... This article is about the theological or philosophical afterlife. ... For other uses, see Universe (disambiguation). ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Ancient and Medieval cosmos as depicted in Peter Apians Cosmographia (Antwerp, 1539). ...


The angel Metatron (Rickman), the Seraph who acts as the Voice of God, appears to abortion clinic worker Bethany (Fiorentino), a lapsed Catholic who has lost her faith, and gives her the job of foiling Bartleby and Loki's scheme. Metatron explains that God has "gone missing" during one of His periodic skee ball binges, and in His absence someone else must act to prevent ultimate disaster. At first Bethany is reluctant, but changes her tune after she is attacked by three undead adolescents under the command of Azrael. She is aided by Rufus (Rock), the thirteenth apostle who was left out of the Bible because he was black; Serendipity (Hayek), a muse with writer's block turned stripper; and the "prophets" Jay and Silent Bob (Mewes and Smith). Along the way to New Jersey she finds out that she is the "Last Scion", the last living descendant of Mary and Joseph (a Desponsynos). For the Darkwell album, see Metatron (album). ... For other uses, see Seraph (disambiguation). ... An abortion clinic is a medical facility providing certain kinds of outpatient medical care, including abortions, to women. ... The object is to collect as many points as possible by rolling balls into the holes. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      For... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      For... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... Look up Serendipity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In Greek mythology, the Muses (Greek , Mousai: perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root *men- think[1]) are a number of goddesses or spirits who embody the arts and inspire the creation process with their graces through remembered and improvised song and stage, writing, traditional music and dance. ... For other uses, see Writers block (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Striptease (disambiguation). ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... Kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology. ... Saint Mary and Saint Mary the Virgin both redirect here. ... For other uses, see Saint Joseph (disambiguation). ... The Desposyni (from Greek (desposunos) of or belonging to the master or lord[1]) was a sacred name reserved only for Jesus blood relatives. ...


Azrael tracks down the two angels and manipulates them into believing that both Heaven and Hell are trying not to just stop them, but to kill them. He also tells them that the Last Scion has been contacted, and is one of those sent to execute them. Azrael gives them train tickets and warns them to lay low, and advises them to stop killing people (Loki and Bartleby having recently executed several executives of the Mooby Corporation for its depiction of a golden calf as their mascot). The Mooby the Golden Calf logo Mooby the Golden Calf is a fictional childrens television character featured in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse, most notably in the film Dogma. ... For other uses, see Golden calf (disambiguation). ...


Eventually, the angels run into Bethany and her entourage on the train; at first each group is unaware of the identity of the other and a rather amiable conversation ensues. However, during a conversation with Bethany, Bartleby realizes who she is. Rufus, who has been napping in another car, enters. Bartleby and Rufus lock gazes, and a fight ensues. Loki joins in, and the angels are thrown from the train by Bob.


Bartleby and Loki walk into an abandoned parking garage. Bartleby has snapped; he has realized what would happen if they get into Heaven, and he decides to try to enter Heaven anyway as revenge for their expulsion. Loki goes along with it, albeit unwillingly. “Parking garage” redirects here. ...


Bethany and her group stop in a bar, where Azrael is waiting for them. He kills the bartender, and reveals how he set this entire plan into motion. During the war at the beginning of time, the renegade angels and the faithful angels battled each other on the ethereal plane, but Azrael and several others refused to fight, waiting to see who would win before they jumped in. Once God cast the renegade angels into Hell, Azrael and those who wouldn't fight were ejected along with them. Azrael then heard the news of the plenary indulgence and made a plan to get out of Hell by destroying all of existence (he believes non-existence is preferable to continued existence in the underworld), using Bartleby and Loki to do it. A fight breaks out, and Azrael and his three adolescents are destroyed. Bethany's group borrows a car and speeds to the church. They find Loki drunk and dozens of dead humans in the street. Bartleby has exterminated the crowd gathered at the church for the ceremony. Loki, unable to stop him, had his wings ripped off and is now human. Combatants Rebel angels Loyalist angels Commanders Lucifer Michael the Archangel Strength 133,306,668 266,613,336 Casualties N/A Immortal N/A Immortal According to Christian mythology, the War of Heaven was a defining moment in the universe, when the archangel[1] Lucifer led a third of the Angels...


Loki refuses to help Bartleby further, and Bartleby kills him. Bethany then deduces that God's mysterious disappearance is due to an accident engineered by Azrael; the comatose "mystery patient" (Cort) repeatedly cited in recent news reports is the Deity trapped in human form. She rushes to the hospital and releases God from His fleshly prison, but dies as a result. Bartleby, who loses his wings when Jay shoots him with a submachine gun, is then struck down by God when She (Morissette) and Metatron walk out of the church. Bethany is brought back to life by God, and She has a surprise waiting for her; Bethany is no longer the Last Scion, because God has given her a pregnancy (she was previously unable to conceive, a condition that led to the dissolution of her marriage), and her child is now the Last Scion. Bethany is told to take care of the "package", as "she" has a world of work ahead of her. The MP5 is a third-generation submachine gun that is widely used by law enforcement tactical teams and military forces. ... For the biological phenomenon of female-only reproduction, see Parthenogenesis. ...


Cast

The small role of a nun was played by Betty Aberlin, better known as "Lady Aberlin" from the children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American Golden Globe Award-nominated film actor, director, an Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Linda Fiorentino (born 9 March 1958) is an American actress. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor known for playing foul-mouthed drug dealer Jay, the vocal half of Jay and Silent Bob from the “View Askewniverse” films of Mewes longtime friend Kevin Smith. ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... For other persons named Kevin Smith, see Kevin Smith (disambiguation). ... Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and Jay (Jason Mewes) during the events of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse. ... Harold and Maude, 1971 Bud Cort (born Walter Edward Cox on March 29, 1948) is an American film and stage actor, writer, and director. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... For the Darkwell album, see Metatron (album). ... Jason Michael Lee (born April 25, 1970) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor and professional skateboarder. ... Artistic depiction of the angel of death Azrael (in standard Arabic transliteration it is Ezrail or Ezraeil عزرائیل) is typically known as one of the names of the angel of death, and is an English form of the Arabic name Ezrail or Ezraeil, the name traditionally attributed... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated TV and film producer. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... Alanis redirects here. ... Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, writer and former co-host on Air America Radios The Majority Report. ... Brian OHalloran, as Dante Hicks in the film Clerks. ... Jeffrey Allan Anderson (born April 21, 1970 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American film actor best known for being featured in Clerks. ... Dwight Ewell is an American actor. ... Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American actor featured in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Earl Hickeys dimwitted but supportive brother, Randy Hickey. ... Betty Aberlin played Lady Elaine on Mister Rogers Neighborhood. ... Mister Rogers Neighborhood or Mister Rogers is an American childrens television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. ...


Characters

  • Bethany Sloane - a worker at an abortion clinic who is given the crusade to stop Bartleby and Loki from returning to heaven. Her husband left her because an infection rendered her infertile. The last living descendant of Mary (who was the mother of Jesus) and Joseph of Nazareth. At the end of the movie, Metatron says that she is pregnant with a new last scion (a hopeful message, as there reson to belive her child will bear children as well.).
  • Rufus - the thirteenth apostle who knew Jesus (Jesus still owes him twelve dollars) and comes to help guide Bethany, Jay, and Silent Bob to New Jersey in exchange for them helping him change the Bible (To ensure he is included and that Jesus' strain is corrected. Jesus, according to Rufus, was African.)
  • Bartleby - a watcher who knows everything about anybody, whose request of Loki to lay down his sword causes his expulsion from heaven and banishment to Wisconsin. Initially the more laid back and reasonable of the two, his sanity snaps when he learns that the forces of Heaven, and by extension God, will stop at nothing to keep him from reentering Heaven, turning him into a deranged, unstable killer. Transubstantiates but is "killed" by God at the end of the movie.
  • Loki - The former angel of death who after getting drunk with Bartleby one day lays down the sword and flips God off, causing his expulsion from heaven and banishment to Wisconsin. Initially the more extroverted and humorously aggressive of the two, he experiences a role reversal when Bartleby goes insane. He is killed by Bartleby in the climax of the movie.
  • Azrael - A muse who was sent to hell after hiding during a war between heaven and hell, who returns to earth as a demon with a plan to destroy existence through Bartleby and Loki. His minions are the Stygian Triplets and Noman the Golgothan. Azrael was killed after Serendipity inspired Silent Bob to use Cardinal Glick's stolen driver as a weapon. Since the club was blessed by Glick for a better golf game, it was able to destroy Azrael, a demon. Azrael is actually the name of the Islamic angel of death.
  • Jay and Silent Bob - two stoners/dealers/prophets from New Jersey who join Bethany on her quest after saving her from the demon triplets. They originally joined in the hopes Bethany would have sex with them, then because she would pay them, and finally to help save Earth. Both do, in fact, help save the world: Bob finds the article about Cardinal Glick that leads to the two stoners stealing the blessed golf club that kills Azrael; Jay reveals where God has been hidden all this time. According to Rufus, Jay masturbates more than any human on the planet (usually about guys).
  • Metatron - the voice of God. Hates getting his clothing wet or dirty. Very cynical. Best known for a scenes throughout the movie and giving either profound advice or giving information.
  • Serendipity - muse who got a body on Earth so she could get credit for her work, but caught a case of writer's block, reportedly God's idea of a joke, and began work as a stripper (though she lacked female genitalia). She tells Bethany that God is really a woman and was changed to a man in the Bible because those who, at the time, could "hold the pen" were all men. She left Heaven because she was sick of coming up with all the ideas and getting none of the credit (she claims to be responsible for all hit movies except the Home Alone series, the director of which she claims sold his soul to the devil).
  • Cardinal Ignatius Glick - Cardinal at a church in Red Bank who launches a campaign for a new form of Catholicism called "Catholicism Wow!" The best way to describe him is, "The kind of asshole who'd bless his golf clubs for a better game".
  • The Golgothan - Hell's Chief assassin, formed out of the excrement of all who were crucified at Golgotha. Summoned by Azrael to attack Bethany in the strip club scene. Defeated by Silent Bob with air freshener ('knocks strong odours out').
  • Stygian Triplets - Three teenagers brought from Hell by Azrael to aid in his machinations. It is revealed in a deleted scene that, in life, they had murdered a toddler by smashing its skull in, just to see what it looked like. They were killed in a car crash on the way to a detention center. Jay, Rufus and Serendipity defeat the three by dunking their heads in blessed water (courtesy of Bethany).

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Controversy

Although there was no opposition to the film while the actual filming and pre-production was taking place, the following months of post-production and publicity were plagued with controversy over a perceived anti-Christian message read into the film.


In an interview, Smith said: "You gotta find the line, and then cross it."


Over time, the filmmakers received over 300,000 pieces of hate mail, which Smith posted on his website. Among these were "two-and-a-half" death threats. Smith explained this in his movie An Evening with Kevin Smith: One of the letters was threatening to start with, then became more friendly further on. The Catholic League in particular attacked Disney and Miramax, the original distributors, for being anti-Catholic. The film was originally scheduled to come out in November of 1998, but was pushed back to November of 1999 in the hopes the controversy would die down. When that didn't work, Disney sold the film's distribution rights to Lions Gate Films. Hate mail (as electronic, postal, or otherwise) is a form of harassment, usually consisting of invective and potentially intimidating or threatening comments towards the recipient. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disney redirects here. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lions Gate Films. ...


When the film actually came out, Kevin Smith and his friend Bryan Johnson participated in a protest at the Sony Multiplex in Eatontown, New Jersey, carrying a sign which read "Dogma is Dogshit." A news crew captured the incident and broadcast an interview with a disguised Smith on the evening Channel 12 news that can be found on Youtube. From left to right, Kevin Smith, Brian OHalloran, and Bryan Johnson recording the audio commentary for Johnsons Vulgar. ...


Disclaimer

The film opens with the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: 1) a renunciation of any claim to or connection with; 2) disavowal; 3) a statement made to save one's own ass.

Though it'll go without saying ten minutes or so into these proceedings, View Askew would like to state that this film is from start to finish a work of comedic fantasy, not to be taken seriously. To insist that any of what follows is incendiary or inflammatory is to miss our intention and pass judgment; and passing judgment is reserved for God and God alone (this goes for you film critics too...just kidding). The current View Askew logo. ...


So please before you think about hurting someone over this trifle of a film, remember: even God has a sense of humor. Just look at the Platypus. Thank you and enjoy the show. For other uses, see Platypus (disambiguation). ...


P.S. We sincerely apologize to all Platypus enthusiasts out there who are offended by that thoughtless comment about Platypi. We at View Askew respect the noble Platypus, and it is not our intention to slight these stupid creatures in any way. Thank you again and enjoy the show.

DVD

In 2001 a two-disc special edition DVD of the film was released with numerous extra features including: DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...

  • Commentary by director Kevin Smith, actors Ben Affleck, Jason Mewes and Jason Lee, producer Scott Moiser and View Askew Historian Vincent Pereria
  • Commentary by director Kevin Smith, Producer Scott Mosier and View Askew Historian Vincent Pereira
  • Complete Set of Storyboards from Three Major Scenes
  • 100 Minutes of Deleted Scenes with View Askew Crew Intros
  • Cast and Crew Outtakes
  • Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash Spot
  • Saints and Sinners Talent Files

The deleted scenes include one where Loki explains to Silent Bob his take on Star Wars and how it is actually about religious conflicts. This article is about the series. ...


The DVD was originally scheduled to include a documentary called Judge Not: In Defence of Dogma, which detailed the protests and controversy surrounding the film. Because the documentary portrayed The Walt Disney Company quite negatively in their handling of the film, Disney threatened legal action, forcing the featurette to be removed. The documentary was eventually released on the DVD for Vulgar. For the same reason, all references to Disney on the DVD's running commentaries are censored. Disney redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In a 2005 radio interview, Smith announced the possibility of a new edition of the DVD in the coming years.


In a recent interview, Smith said that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, the home video distributors of the film, is really wanting to release an extended edition DVD, much to his surprise. Some fans have stated that if a 10 year anniversary DVD is put out, scenes that should be made (a la "The Lost Scene" in Clerks X): Loki laying siege to Egypt, Loki giving God the finger, The Hosties Commercial, and the vision of Hell. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. ...

See also: New Jersey films

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Sequel

In late November 2005, Smith was asked about a possible Dogma sequel on the ViewAskew.com message boards. His response:

"So weird you should ask this, because ever since 9/11, I have been thinking about a sequel of sorts. I mean, the worst terrorist attack on American soil was religiously bent. In the wake of said attack, the leader of the "Free World" outed himself as pretty damned Christian. In the last election, rather than a quagmire war abroad, the big issue was whether or not gay marriage was moral. Back when I made "Dogma", I always maintained that another movie about religion wouldn't be forthcoming, as "Dogma" was the product of 28 years of religious and spiritual meditation, and I'd kinda shot my wad on the subject. Now? I think I might have more to say. And, yes - the Last Scion would be at the epicenter of it. And She'd have to be played by Alanis. And we'd need a bigger budget - because the entire third act would be the Apocalypse. Scary thing is this: the film would have to touch on Islam. And unlike the Catholic League, when those cats don't like what you do, they issue a death warrant on yer ass. And now that I've got a family, I'm not as free to stir the shit-pot as I was when I was single, back when I made "Dogma". I mean, now I've gotta think about more than my own safety and well-being. But regardless - yeah, a "Dogma" followup's been swimming around in my head for some time now."[1]

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A one-shot comic featuring Bartleby and Loki was announced by Smith in 2000. It was going to be a 50 (or so) page story detailing how these two angels confronted God and were kicked out of Heaven and forced to stay in Wisconsin. As of January 2007, the comic remains on Smith's agenda, but has not been worked on. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Connected To

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View Askewniverse References

  • The "Got Nails?" poster in the train when Silent Bob throws out the two angels is the same as the one which is outside of the QuickStop in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II. Silent Bob also has a Zippo lighter featuring the fictitious company.
  • On the train, Jay can be heard describing the events of Mallrats to Bartleby and Loki.
  • In the train scene where Rufus and Bethany are talking in the train car, Rufus is wearing a Mooby shirt, the restaurant/corporation seen in this movie, as well as in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II.
  • On the train when Rufus wakes up he mutters the words "poopie trim", that is the same phrase William Black mutters in Mallrats.
  • After the climactic scene at the church, Jay suggests to Silent Bob that they travel to QuickStop, the New Jersey convenience store that acted as the chief filming location in Clerks. and was seen again in Chasing Amy. The duo are standing in front of the QuickStop in the subsequent View Askew film to Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
  • Azrael (Jason Lee) says to one of the Stygian Triplets "One side, Red." Lee's character in Mallrats said the same line while pushing through the crowd in front of the mall comic book store.
  • God in human form (Bud Cort) is seen outside a skeeball arcade. Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams' characters played skeeball at a boardwalk arcade in Chasing Amy.
  • The newscaster played by Brian O'Halloran in the airport scene, when Loki is reading the newspaper article, is named Grant Hicks, a reference to Gil, Jim, and Dante Hicks who were all played by O'Halloran in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Clerks, plus the other View Askewniverse movies. These four people are known as the Identical Hicks Cousins, according to Kevin Smith, because they all look the same but are not brothers.
  • When Loki and Bartelby try to get tickets to New Jersey, there is a sticker on the window that says 'DERRIS', a reference to View Askew regular character Rick Derris. The "DERRIS" bus line is seen again in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
  • At the end of the credits, it says "Jay and Silent Bob will return in Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin". While the actual Clerks II was not released until 2006, the characters of Jay and Silent Bob followed their appearance in Dogma with appearances in the short-lived Clerks: The Animated Series. Film-wise, their next roles were in the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

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References to other media

  • When Loki (Damon) is trying to talk the nun out of Christian faith in the beginning, he refers to "The Walrus and the Carpenter" from the book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.
  • Bartleby and Loki refer to Krush Groove and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the bus.
  • Immediately after the scuffle on the way to New Jersey, during which Silent Bob (Smith) throws Bartleby (Affleck) and Loki (Damon) off the speeding train, Silent Bob looks at a man sitting in a seat near the door and says in a strong tone, "No ticket," a direct reference to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Jones throws a German officer out the window of a Zeppelin.
  • Dogma references a scene from the 1981 cult-horror film, The Howling directed by Joe Dante. In the referenced scene, Azrael goads Silent Bob into hitting him with a golf club. In The Howling, a werewolf by the name of Eddie Quist invites a man to shoot him with a rifle. Quist mistakenly believes that the gun’s conventional bullets will have little or no effect on his demonic physiology. However, unbeknownst to Quist, the weapon is actually loaded with silver bullets which can (and ultimately do) cause his demise.
  • At one point, the Metatron holds the radio similar to Hans Gruber from Die Hard, also played by Rickman.
  • The Metatron (Rickman) refers to The Karate Kid movie series, saying, "Wax on, wax off," when God (Morrisette) places her hands over Bethany and resurrects her.
  • The Metatron makes another reference to The Six Million Dollar Man, telling Bethany, "She can rebuild you. She has the technology. She can make you better, stronger, faster."
  • When Rufus (Rock) first falls out of the sky, Jay comments, "Maybe he has a message written on him, like in Con Air!" In the movie Con Air, Dave Chappelle's character was killed and a message was written on his body, which was then thrown out of an airplane to alert the authorities that it had been hijacked by the prisoners it was carrying.
  • In the scene when Bartleby and Loki confront Cardinal Glick in front of the church, Glick asks a police officer named McGee to remove them, to which Bartleby replies, "Don't make me angry, Mr. McGee. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." In the TV series The Incredible Hulk, one of the main characters was a reporter named McGee, and "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" was a frequently recurring line.
  • There are several references to films by John Hughes, including Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and The Breakfast Club, all mentioned by Jay during the diner scene when he speaks of searching for Shermer, Illinois. The character Serendipity (Hayek) also references Home Alone, saying that it is "the only one of the top 20 highest grossing films" that she did not inspire.

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Production

  • The "Mooby's" restaurant used in the movie was a remodeled Burger King location in Pittsburgh. The store, as well as numerous other Burger King locations nationally at this time, closed down unexpectedly shortly before filming as a result of the company's financial problems at the time.
  • Smith had this script written before he wrote and shot Clerks., shelving it only because he did not have the proper financing for special effects to pull it off at the time. The end credits of Clerks included the line "Jay and Silent Bob will return in Dogma".
  • Before shooting, Kevin Smith warned Jason Mewes that he needed to be on point due to the involvement of "real actors" such as Alan Rickman. As a result, Mewes memorized not only his dialogue, but the dialogue for every character in the entire screenplay, much to Kevin Smith's surprise. [2]
  • Kevin Smith originally approached director Robert Rodriguez to direct the film. Rodriguez turned him down citing the fact that the film seemed too personal, and suggested that Smith should direct it himself.
  • Two prominent Pittsburgh buildings are used in this movie: the U.S. Steel Tower (Mooby Inc.), and The Grand Concourse (the fancy restaurant). The Conference Room Killing Scene was filmed in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. All the props in the room were fakes, except for the phone that Loki (Matt Damon) threw a knife into.
  • During the board room scene, Loki (Matt Damon) refers to a board member as "Mr. Burton". This may be a reference towards director Kevin Smith's relationship with Tim Burton after an incident involving a press misquote.
  • The "Wisconsin" airport scene in the beginning of the film was actually shot at Pittsburgh International Airport complete with "cheesehead" stand-ins. In an opening scene, an aircraft for US Airways can be seen in a window; US Airways maintains a hub in Pittsburgh.
  • There is no church in McHenry, Illinois that looks like the one featured in the movie. The same church is seen in the Blues Brothers movie, though, which takes place in Illinois as well.
  • According to Smith in his audio commentary, actress Linda Fiorentino was very difficult to work with, sometimes to the point that she wouldn't even speak to him.
  • Alanis Morissette plays God in Dogma; she also wrote and recorded the song "Still" for the movie. "Still" and the film's orchestral score by Howard Shore were released on the album Dogma: Music from the Motion Picture.
  • Jay makes a reference to The Piano when he first sees God (Alanis Morissette). Holly Hunter, who starred in (and won an Oscar for) The Piano, was approched at one time to play God. Although she declined the part, Kevin Smith chose to keep the line in the movie

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Goofs

  • After Rufus falls to earth, when he is reading the Aramaic to Bethany, he concludes by pointing out Jesus' name left-to-right, while Aramaic is read right-to-left.
  • When referring to Asbury Park, Jay claims the Boardwalk is only five miles away from the church in Red Bank. In reality, Asbury Park is approximately 10-15 miles away from any location in Red Bank. (To be fair, Jay is quite idiotic and may not have been aware of his error.)
  • In the film, walking through the archway at the NJ church would give anyone a plenary indulgence. Bartleby and Loki are to receive this indulgence, clear themselves of all sin, and thereby reenter Heaven through death. However, indulgences only remove the threat of temporal punishment (Purgatory), and must be accompanied by the sacrament of Confession. Receiving only an indulgence would not prevent the two angels from going to Hell.

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Quotes

  • Liz: You need to get laid, Bethany Sloane, you need a man, even if it's for ten minutes.
    Bethany: It has been my experience that the average male is never a man in his whole life, even for ten minutes.
    Liz: That sounds a little bit militant. Are you thinking of joining the other side?
    Bethany: Couldn't do it. Women are insane.
    Liz: Then you need to go back to church and ask God for a third option.
    Bethany: I think God is dead.
    Liz: The sign of a true Catholic.
  • Metatron: Do you go around drenching everyone that comes into your room with flame-retardant chemicals? No wonder you're single!
  • Metatron: You don't mind I lost the wings, do you? I'm trying to keep our profile low.
  • Metatron: I am to charge you with a holy crusade.
    Bethany: For the record, I work in an abortion clinic.
    Metatron: Noah was a drunk. Look what he accomplished.
  • Metatron: So, one day Loki's wiping out all the firstborns of Egypt...
    Bethany: Ah, the tenth plague...
    Metatron: Tell a person that you're the Metatron and they stare at you blankly; mention something out of a Charlton Heston movie and suddenly everybody's a theology scholar! May I continue uninterrupted?
  • Loki: Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity anyone can engage in, next to soccer.
  • Metatron: I say we get drunk 'cause I'm all out of ideas!
  • Bartleby: You can't be anal retentive if you don't have an anus.
  • Glick: Fill them pews! Get them while they're young!
    Rufus: Kind of like the tobacco companies?
    Glick: If only we had their numbers!
  • Serendipity: You have the Divine Gift.
    Bethany: I guess I'll have to try that "Water into Wine" trick at my next party.
  • Metatron: Anyone who isn't dead or from another plane of existence would do well to cover their ears, right about... now!
  • Bethany: Wait, Christ? You knew Christ?
    Rufus: Knew him? Shit, nigga owes me 12 bucks!
  • Jay: Tell me something about myself.
    Rufus: You masturbate more than anyone on the planet!
    Jay: Yeah, everyone knows that! Tell me something nobody knows!
    Rufus: When you do it, you're thinking about guys.
    Jay: [to a shocked Silent Bob]: ... Dude, not all the time.
  • Silent Bob: No ticket.

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References

  1. ^ “Mr. Smith Goes to Austin” by Kimberley Jones, “Austin Chronicle”, August 10, 2001
  2. ^ “Kevin Smith is seldom 'Silent'” by Andy Seiler, “USA TODAY”, October 24, 2001
  3. ^ PSVratings - The Trusted Source for Objective Information about Profanity, Sex and Violence in Media.. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.

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dogma: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (870 words)
Dogma (the plural is either dogmata or dogmas, Greek δόγμα, plural δόγματα) is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization, thought to be authoritative and not to be disputed or doubted.
As a fundamental element of religion, the term "dogma" is assigned to those theological tenets which are considered to be well demonstrated, such that their proposed disputation or revision effectively means that a person no longer accepts the given religion as his or her own, or has entered into a period of personal doubt.
Dogmas are thought to be anathema to science and scientific analysis, though some small groups may argue that the scientific method itself is somewhat dogmatic.
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According to the ten strict rules of Dogma 95, drawn up four years ago by Danish directors Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, the music has to be recorded along with the images.
Most of Kragh-Jacobsen's film was shot in six weeks on an abandoned farm situated on the featureless flatness of Denmark's southernmost island.
The film unit slept in caravans and the cast brought their own clothes to wear on camera.
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