DogmaNovember 12, 1999
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 7.3/10 (119,086 voted)
Critic's Score: 62/100
Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven.
John Doe Jersey
(as Barrett Hackney)
Priest at St. Stephen's
Marie Elena O'Brien
(as MarieElena O'Brien)
Get 'touched' by an angel.
Release Date: 12 November 1999
Filming Locations: 600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,669,945
(14 November 1999)
(26 March 2000)
Did You Know?
In the DVD Special Edition there is a cut scene where Jay (Jason Mewes) puts on Cardinal Glick's (George Carlin) hat and walks back and forth behind a screen so that all you see is the hat, looking like a shark's fin.
Errors in geography:
The TV van outside the church in New Jersey is marked as being from station KREL. TV stations whose call letters start with "K" are located in the western half of the US.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the driving force behind Catholicism WOW, Cardinal Glick.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now we all know how the majority and the media in this country view the Catholic church. They think of us as a passe, archaic institution. People find the Bible obtuse… even hokey. Now in an effort to disprove all that the church has appointed this year as a time of renewal…
I laughed till I cried (really)
I always thought the phrase, "I laughed until I cried," was just an
oxymoron. Until it happened to me. I watched Dogma: the funniest movie
I have ever seen. The movie seemed designed specifically for my warped
sense of humor. It was an incredible mesh of the high-brow and the
It had one character who was extremely foul-mouthed, and kept making up
hilarious obscene phrases. It also had a lot of perceptive, biting (and
very funny) theological and social commentary.
For me, it was sort of like being tickled hard in the ribs for about an
hour. When I reached the breath-taking climax of the film, the
resolution was such a shock and was so unexpectedly emotional and I was
so sore from all the laughing, I actually burst into tears. Now, dammit
I am a grown man. I never do that. Not even for anything real, much
less a movie. But it happened.