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Would you believe that the last living descendent of Jesus Christ is a woman working at an abortion clinic in Illinois? And that she's been sent on a holy mission with two minor characters from Clerks and Mallrats as her guides? Prepare to suspend any and all disbelief as you watch the religious satire Dogma, the fourth film from writer/director Kevin Smith. Bethany Linda Fiorentino has been disappointed in life and has found her faith severely tested after her husband leaves her when she discovers she cannot have children. So Bethany is all the more puzzled when she's approached by Metatron Alan Rickman, a grumpy angel. Metatron wants her to help him stop Bartleby Ben Affleck and Loki Matt Damon, two fallen angels who were ejected from paradise, have escaped from exile and are heading to New Jersey. If they are able to pass through the arc of a certain church, it will prove God is fallible and the world will come to a swift end. Bethany has no idea what to do or why she's been given this project, but she heads out anyway, with her assigned assistants Jay Jason Mewes, an appallingly rude former dope dealer and self-styled ladies man, and Silent Bob Kevin Smith. Along the way, Bethany picks up more helpers, including a celestial muse named Serendipity Salma Hayek and Rufus Chris Rock, who claims to have been the 13th apostle and that Jesus owes him 12 dollars. Boasting a huge supporting cast -- including George Carlin, Jason Lee, Janeane Garofalo, Bud Cort, and Alanis Morissette as God -- Dogma proved to be highly controversial even before its release. Miramax Pictures, owned by Disney, financed the film, but several weeks before Dogma's world premier at the Cannes Film Festival, they announced they would not release the picture and intended to sell it to another distributor which would turn out to be Lions Gate Films. Director Smith, however, has always contended that Dogma is a film about the importance of faith, if not organized religion.
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Cast and crew commentary; Technical commentary; Deleted scenes; Hilarious cast and crew outtakes; Jay and Bob's scret stash commercial; Storyboards from 3 major scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • UPC: 043396248519
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Affleck Bartleby
George Carlin Cardinal Glick
Matt Damon Loki
Linda Fiorentino Bethany
Salma Hayek Serendipity
Jason Lee Azrael
Jason Mewes Jay
Alan Rickman Metatron
Chris Rock Rufus
Bud Cort John Doe Jersey
Alanis Morissette Woman-God
Kevin Smith Silent Bob
Jeff Anderson Gun Salesman
Brian O'Halloran Grant Hicks
Janeane Garofalo Clinic Girl
Betty Aberlin Nun
Dan Etheridge Priest At St. Stephens
Guinevere Turner Bus Station Attnedant
Barrett Hackney Stygian Triplet
Jared Pfennigwerth Stygian Triplet
Kitao Sakurai Stygian Triplet
Technical Credits
Kevin Smith Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Thomas L. Bellissimo Special Effects
Belardinelli Effects Special Effects
Jonathan Gordon Executive Producer
Laura Greenlee Co-producer
Larry M. Gruber Set Decoration/Design
Vincent Guastini Makeup
James Alan Hensz Asst. Director
Robert H. Holtzman Production Designer
Scott Mosier Editor, Producer
Abigail Murray Costumes/Costume Designer
Whit Norris Sound/Sound Designer
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard Shore Score Composer
Station X Studios Special Effects
Diana Stoughton Set Decoration/Design
Elise G. Viola Art Director
Robert Yeoman Cinematographer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    DOGMA

    I love this movie. You laugh and smile most the way through it. I would give it to anyone of my friends to watch.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Makes You Think

    This is an excellent intersection of judeo-christian mythology, traditions, customs, socio-religious dogma and personal faith in crisis. It is funny only if you are allowed to actually think about what you believe, rather than just believe it. That is a warning.

    The actors all turn in excellent performances, but what else can you expect in a Kevin Smith vehicle driven by Affleck, Damon, and Rickman with Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Jason Lee? It is irreverent and hilarious, but only to those to who already recognize dogma as an artificial construct designed to impose control on large groups of people in the interests of wealth and power. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    dogma

    i watched this on tv when i was younger and it was interesting. it had some weird and funny moments plus memorable characters like who else... jay and silent bob. when you watch gotta remember its only a movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lapsed Christian Gets It!

    Though the cursing might put off some of us Christians with more moral sensibilities, this lapsed Christian thoroughly got the message. It got me to think about Christianity from a more enlightened, worldly view. Thanks Jay and Silent Bob!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seen Over 2000 movies, Dogma is in my top 10

    Easily the best kevin smith movie avalible. This is one of the smartest, funniest and most thought-provoking comedies I have ever seen! Some catholics may take offense to this movie, but I'm a catholic and I loved it. If someone took offense to this, then they just aren't seeing past the profanity and religious mockeries. But come on, lets face it fellow catholics, our donomination is pretty easy to use as a comical target, so just relax and enjoy the movie as a movie and don't take it so seriously. Oh yeah, and for anyone who is a little confused about religion, some very interesting ideas and theories are brought up in this film amongst the vulgarities and fake blood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watch it more than once!!!!

    'Dogma'is a movie that is devious,devilish,and delishious. It's use of 'tongue-in-cheek' violence is brilliant. Kevin Smith is a very funny and clever man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2003

    A good movie

    I liked this movie because it was hilarious and worthwhile. Though I didn't like the language I still enjoyed it. I am a ''silly'' Catholic but I still got this movie it was very funny and I loved the cast. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were incredible. Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith were wonderful. I love Alanis Morissette and Chris Rock so of course they were great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dogma & Spirituality

    I happen to be deeply Spiritual. My faith teaches me to walk in the path of Christ (the Anointed One). I despise many organized religions because there is so much shaming and blaming, and driving away of those who need spirituality and support the most. I know many recovering Catholics, Pentecostals, Baptists, etc. The one most important message from Jesus was to love one another. Some of us have missed it completely. I loved Dogma because Kevin Smith was not afraid to blurt out (!) what so many are afraid to say about organized religion, and the hypocrisy that man has generated in the name of Christ. Yet, he did so in a delightful and powerful way. Jocularity! Fundamentalist Christian? An oxymoron. I praise God that we live in a country where we are free to worship or not, pray or meditate, and freely criticize and debate with one another (hopefully, following the example of doing so in a loving way). Congratulations to Kevin on having the courage to speak forth...is a sequel in the works?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great movie

    I watched Dogma when it first came out and was too young to understand the humor. I just watched it again four years later and realized how hilarious it is. It is a great religous satire, just over the top enough so as not to be too offensive. I would say that anyone who has a good sense of humor should give this film a try. The only thing I wasn't wild about was Alanis Morrisette as God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    Three words for this movie. Wow. Awesome. Hilarious. Oh ya, Dude you really have to learn how to spell. (a-n-g-e-l-) ha-ha-ha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2002

    I loved this movie

    Dogma is one of my favorite movies. Not only is it hilarious, but in a sick and twisted way it also makes sense, and explains religion through the eyes of kevin smith, who I also have grown to love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2002

    Dogma...WOW

    I loved this movie...it was the 1st Kevin Smith movie I saw, and it inspired me to see his others, all of which are completely worthwile. Plus, the cast is amazing...Alanis as God, Chris Rock as an Apostle...WATCH DOGMA!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Movie Ever

    Ok, so the Catholics are uptight about this movie because it makes fun of them. Well it makes fun of all religion too. And the guy who gave this 1 star, learn how to spell angels and then we'll talk. He obviously did not understand the plot because he was Catholic. Silly Catholics, Dogma's not for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nothing shy of sheer genius

    This is a pearl of wisdom from the brilliant Kevin Smith. Kevin has never missed with a film yet. Each one is better than the previous. Hollywood needs to start recognizing that he is the up and coming King of moviedom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    Dogma was an ecxellent movie because it has so many good actors in it, like Matt Damon. It also pointed out the fact that everyone has different beliefs, so I really thought the movie was the bomb, and so is matt Damon and Ben affleck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best films ever

    One of the best movies you will ever see, guarenteed! Kevin Smith is deffinately one of the best, if not the best, writter/directors/actors out there. If you like Clerks, Mallrats, and chaising amy, then you will love dogma.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hillarious!!!

    This movie was done to perfection. This movie does not poke fun at religion it just shows you that religion is mostly based on peoples interpretation. Excellent actors and actresses. Funny from beginning to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kevin Smith's best

    The best of all of the Kevin Smith movies. If you enjoyed Mallrats or Clerks, you'll love this religious mockery! I noticed the first reviewer had some confusing and negative things to say about the movie, I can only assume they're a holy-holy. If you're some sort of religious fanatic, don't bother buying this movie, but if you need a good laugh and you are able to set your religious beliefs aside for a little while, this movie is well worth your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I thought it would be good.

    I think Dogma was a bad Movie because of the way they made heaven the way they think it looks. The director made it so the two angles that were trying to get back into heaven killed all the people of the world. I think that was dumb and stupid on there part. Some parts were good like (Chris Rock) as an angle that helps the woman to stop the angles. The outlook of heaven was ok but they made is like angles were able to come down and live as a human and also had god as a girl. Some believe that god does not have a form. They were trying to say he is coming back with his try form, but really I don¡¯t think so. I just think this movie was a bad idea, the actors were great but the plot, climax, and ending were not good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2001

    Dogma-my review

    First of all, I would like to say that Kevin Smith is a very fine director, and a good actor, although he isn't given much credit there. Second, Matt Damon and Ben Afleck have such a strong chemistry on and off screen that it shows through their acting. I think that this movie really let Matt work his comedic side. Ben had a more serious role, acting as the one with more common sense out of the two fallen angels. Third, I really liked the way Kevin covered the movie completly. What I mean is that he really went into some fine detail with the whole Bible being gender biased, and the Plenery Indulgence ''Loophole'', so much that anyone (not just Catholics,) would catch on and understand the plot. The only problem I had with the film was that I had some little questions left unanswered. Such as, what happened to Loki(Damon), what became of Bethany's daughter. Of course this is just me, I always have go into detail like that. I AM ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO ''JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK'' COMING THIS SUMMER.

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